Holiday Ideas Zone

We have several Zones specifically for various holidays, but we've compiled ALL the holiday ideas in one place so they can be found year round, since many holiday ideas have applications throughout the year.

(After all, we should be thankful all year, and love our moms all year, and celebrate Jesus all year, right?)

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All Access Memorial Day PowerPoint Word Search

Memorial Day
All Access Momma Taught me a LOT!

Humorous look at the things we learn from mom  

Mother's Day
All Access Mother's Mind Mender

Mother invents a machine that reads thoughts and wishes she never did. Shows the importance of watching our thoughts as well as our words.  

All Access Night Before Christmas (Legally)

Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter "the House") a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse.

Christmas Humor
All Access Outreach to Trick-or-Treaters and their Families

Unique way to reach out to trick-or-treaters and their families.

All Access Paper Bag Tombs

We used this for our Easter Craft at our midweek children's club Easter Celebration in 2005. Not too easy for little ones. Takes a bit of time.

Easter Craft
All Access Patriotic Party!

Throw a patriotic party in May, June, or July!

American History
All Access PJ Bash

Everyone comes dressed in their PJ's for a fun night of games & devotion.

Fun alternate Thanksgiving activity
All Access PreSchool Craft/Turkey Thanks

Kids trace their hand and write things for which they are thankful.

All Access Pretzel Sunday

A unique idea to use on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. It can be a reminder to others of the meaning of Lent.

Sunday before Ash Wednesday
All Access Reader's Theater about O Little Town of Bethlehem

A reading for four people about the origins of the song, O Little Town of Bethlehem.

All Access Red Sunday

With Valentine's Day around the corner, here is an idea inspired by the color red.

Valentine's Day Idea
All Access St. Patrick's Day for Kids

Why should children celebrate Saint Patrick's Day? This lesson includes his story, a PowerPoint lesson, and song that will give children a reason why this is an important holiday for the church. We can learn many lessons from the life of St. Patrick about listening to God, obedience, evangelism, and forgive others who treat us unkindly.  

Holiday, Evangelism, Forgiving Others, Kindness
All Access Sticker Fun

Place stickers on each other and tell why you are thankful.

All Access Stuffed Turkey

Good review lesson. Children stuff sweatshirt with balloons if they answer correctly.

All Access Super Hero Song

A simple song sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You know It"  

Heroes, Patriotism
All Access Super Slime LIVE

Using your church to bring the Gospel to kids on October 31st in such an awesome way that they don't miss going trick or treating.

Halloween Alternative
All Access Teach while making Easter Cookies

Here is a recipe for Easter Cookies that you can use (with Scriptue) to teach the meaning of Easter AS you make the cookies!

Meaning of Easter
All Access Thanks Mural

After a year of prayer, we gave thanks for God's goodness to us.

All Access Thanksgiving

Relecting on all the things we have to be thankful for. Allow time to let the children interact. A thankful heart makes Jesus very happy.

All Access Thanksgiving Food Scavenger Hunt

The Food Pantry Coordinator of our church wanted to assist needy families with Thanksgiving food baskets of love. To help collect items for this event, the teenagers went on a scavenger hunt to collect non-perishable food items and/or money donations.

All Access Thanksgiving Myths and Other Facts

Things you may not know about the history of Thanksgiving that you can use to teach.

All Access Thanksgiving Name Acronym of Thanks

Use letters in your name to begin things for which you are thankful.

All Access Thanksgiving PIT Game

This is a Thanksgiving version of the popular PIT game by Parker Brothers... and the kids will gobble it up!

Thanksgiving Game
All Access Thanksgiving Praise Service

A Thanksgiving Praise Service can serve as a time of praise and worship for your congregation, as well as a meaningful outreach.

All Access Thanksgiving Puzzle Powerpoint

Use this word search to teach children a verse about giving thanks.

All Access Thanksgiving Trivia Game

A fun trivia game that can be used around Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Trivia
All Access Thanksgiving Word Search

Thanksgiving word search idea that will work for both young and old.

All Access Thanksgiving Word Search

Have fun finding children's names from your ministry while teaching Bible verses.

All Access The Best Gift

The best gift is not always the one that looks the best!

Christmas, Giving
All Access The Death of Salsa

This is a great object lesson idea that I heard from Rob Bell once. The main point is to illustrate how death in so many cases actually brings us life.

Fear of Death
All Access The First Martyred Hero

Patriotic-themed drama script for "The First Martyred Hero"

Patriotic Drama Script
All Access The First Thanksgiving

Historical Records of the First Thanksgiving

All Access The Gratitude Tree

Kids add leaves with things they are grateful for daily at home or weekly at church to a tree on the wall. By Thanksgiving, they have a visual of how many things they have to be thankful for.

All Access The Quest

A quest through different rooms (reminiscent of the Indiana Jones adventures) to find the answer to Eternal Life.

Halloween Outreach
All Access The Red, White, and True

Based on an anecdote I read in an email, this lesson shows how God is the tie that binds us all together in this country and that He is the true power behind our nation.

Memorial Day, Patriotic
All Access The Surprise

Short story and puppet script that can be used for Mother's Day or other event to teach honor/obedience.

Mother's Day, Honor, Obedience
All Access The Sweet Tooth Heart

A sweet treat for Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day
All Access They Fought To Conquer Our Foe

A patriotic poem that can be used during various holidays or events.

All Access Tract 'n Treat

Take a group of kids out on Trick or Treat night; have them give up their right to recieve in order to give a treat and a track to witness for Christ.

Halloween Evangelism
All Access Trunk or Treat

This is a fun Halloween outreach idea.

Halloween Outreach
All Access Turkey Facts (some serious, mostly fun)

Lots of miscellaneous facts about the bird we all love to eat this time of year.

All Access Turkey Shoot

A dart game in which you either win prizes or have a task to do.

All Access Twilight's Last Gleaming

Two of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence were at odds through most of their lives. In their twilight years they became best friends. Something else very special happened.

Freedom and Forgiveness
Starter Two Crowns

3-5 year olds will construct a king’s crown and a crown of thorns.  

Crucifixion, Jesus' Trial, Pilate
All Access USS Thanksgiving (A Boat Full of Thanks)

Family (or classroom) craft idea to thank God for blessings on others.

All Access We Are A Family

This is a simple song that children can learn and sing for Children's Sunday at church or for a Sunday school presentation. You can also divide into four groups and have each group learn a verse to sing.  

Loving Our Family
Starter What Justice Really Is

An acrostic spelling JUSTICE that can be used during patriotic holidays or events.

All Access What to Do About Halloween?

What should a Christian do about Halloween? How did Halloween get started? Find out this and more in this tract and PowerPoint presentation!

All Access Which pictures are different?

This game is a fun ice breaker or time filler. A series of holiday pictures are shown and children are encouraged to find objects that are different in each series.

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