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/ 3 – 5 years
 
Have kids make this special gift for Father's Day. You'll need white construction paper, washable paint, paintbrushes, glue sticks, and copies of My Little H...
 
Teach kids to pray with this fun, summery craft! You'll need a permanent marker, 3- to 4-inch Styrofoam balls, stickers, washable markers, and tongue depressors. You'll nee...
 
GRADES K-6 Stuff you'll need: Thin wire, styrofoam packaging "popcorn," curling ribbon, and scissors. Get ready: Cut wire into 18-inch pieces. Tell kids to: *Stri...
 
Stuff you'll need: Card stock, masking tape, and crayons. Tell kids to: Attach several strips of masking tape to your paper to create a cross. Overlap your masking tape ...
 
Preschoolers will enjoy making these special gifts for Mother's Day. You'll need large macrame beads, small silk flowers and Play-Doh. Have children each select a be...
 
Try this fun craft with a lesson on Jonah and the big fish. Have kids press their thumbs onto an ink pad, then make a thumbprint in the center of a paper to make the fis...
 
Preschoolers can make these colorful coats while they learn about Joseph and his coat of many colors. You'll need coffee filters, washable markers, water, a spray bottle...
 
Preschoolers can build a leaf person as a reminder that God created each of them uniquely. Stuff: Fall items from nature such as twigs and leaves, glue sticks, and constr...
 
Give your preschoolers the opportunity to demonstrate their thankfulness in a tangible way. Have your kids create redeemable gift certificates to give to their parents, tea...
 
Make your own non-toxic playdough with this simple recipe that will be great for children's crafts, playtime and more. Simply follow the directions in this recipe and create...
 
This simple children's craft is a great opportunity for your little ones to color, sew, and work on their hand-eye coordination. When finished, they will have a beautiful cr...
 
Use this unique craft to let preschoolers express themselves while they learn about God's creation. You'll need a children's Bible, 6-inch clear plastic dessert plates, p...
 
Recycle plastic milk bottle caps into refrigerator magnets. Have children apply stickers to the inside of the cap. Or cut out pictures from magazines or real pictures of...
 
Have children create Christmas gifts using this fun dough. Before class, mix together 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of cornstarch, several drops of food coloring, and 3/4...
Mary J. Davis
 
While children each form a snowperson out of clay or dough, talk about the beauty of winter. Encourage the children to pray with you and thank God for loving people in all t...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Preschoolers can make this gift for someone special to celebrate Valentine's Day. You'll need 11x17 white construction paper, red tempera paint, plastic bowls, baking potat...
 
Use this bulletin board craft idea to celebrate Valentine's Day. You'll need card stock, several colors of felt or other fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, leather laces, glue, sc...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Give your congregation an opportunity to pray for the children in your ministry this Valentine's Day Have children each print their first name on the center of a card sto...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
When Valentine's Day rolls around in February, use these fun craft and snack ideas to spread love, joy, and the Word of God throughout your church. Craft: Heart Pla...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
From "Princesses and Pirates" featured in the January/February 2009 issue of Children's Ministry magazine: Princess photo frame click to download the pdf...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
From "Princesses and Pirates" featured in the January/February 2009 issue of Children's Ministry magazine Pirate Invitation click to download the pdf ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
From "Princesses and Pirates" featured in the January/February 2009 issue of Children's Ministry magazine Pirate Photo Frame click to download the pdf ...
Mary Davis
 
Celebrate kids' unique individuality with this fun craft. Have the children trace their handprints onto white paper. Then have children cut out and fold their hands two or t...
Doris Schuchard
 
Create these fun banana "candles" with kids. To make each candle, place one half of a banana -- pointed end up -- inside a pineapple ring. Attach a maraschino cherry "fl...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
This simple craft will help provide children with a better understanding of the "beauty" that can be found in the transformation of Jesus' resurrection. Theme: Jesus is r...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
To celebrate the children in our children's ministry, we inflated 100 helium balloons and strung them on a coat rack. We wrote the name of a child on each balloon. At the ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Create a blue fish sock puppet and prepare to tell a Bible story from the fish's perspective. This video will help you see how to create the sock puppet. I...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Seeing is believing and this simple preschool Bible craft will help younger students understand that "Jesus was once their size." Have children paste a copy of the follow...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so why not let all the kids in your ministry express their gratitude and appreciation for your pastor? You'll need colorful paper, m...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Use these customizable nametag ideas with kids to welcome guests and let kids express themselves. Kids can cut out construction paper fruit shapes to represent a fruit ...
 
Kids can make this huggable gift as a Valentine's day craft. You'll need yarn, white construction paper, red paint, sponge brushes, scissors, tape, glue sticks, envelopes,...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
You'll need large macrame beads, small silk flowers and Play-Doh. Have children each select a bead and silk flowers. Then help them each fill their beads with Play-Doh. A...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
A View From the Inside. A fun and artistic insight into Jonah's "whale" of a journey that teaches kids where true salvation is found.   As Jonah ran away fr...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Your kids can make harvest place mats for family members to remind them that they're special to God. You'll need apples, a knife, tempera paint, paintbrushes, a black ma...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
For each child, you'll need a 4X12-inch strip of red construction paper, a 3X4-inch piece of sandpaper, and glue. Before class, lay the paper horizontally. Write the follo...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids will love to re-create the barn animals that kept Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus company on the night Jesus was born. Scripture: Luke 2:13-18 Materials: Empty puddin...
 
7 all-new, all-fun ideas for summer faith growth. Crawl under a prickly bush, climb a camouflaged tree, wade in a crisp early-summer stream. No child can resist explorin...
 
Help your preschoolers know they're special to God. Say: Once there was a shepherd who had 100 sheep. He always took good care of his sheep. Every day, the shepherd ...
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Kids love outdoor summer fun - playing in the park, swimming, and catching fireflies under the star-lit sky. Help your kids appreciate the wonder of God's creation this sum...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Remember all those crafts you made as a child? Macaroni shells painted gold. Plaster of Paris handprints. These simple object lessons are a great way to help kids create a b...
 
Whoo loves you? This preschool-age appropriate craft project is a creative way to teach your children's ministry students the answer to this great question. Simple Suppli...
 
The beauty of God's creation is visible all around us. Use these creative windsocks to teach the kids in your children's ministry the importance of taking time to admire His...
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Father's Day provides a great way to celebrate both our heavenly and our earthly fathers. Try these crafty Bible activities to make this day memorable. To make our Father...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
School will soon be out, and children will be searching for things to do. How can you possibly find enough fun-filled activities to whet their appetites for the things of Go...
 
While paper flowers are never quite as awe-inspring as God's handiwork, the crepe paper flower blossoms kids will create in this craft project are simply amazing. The...
 
Help your preschoolers make these cool Valentine's Day gifts! For each Valentine ornament, you'll need an 8-inch red heart and a 4-inch white heart cut from card stock; t...
 
Kids love puppets...especially puppets that can swallow both of their hands. This fun Bible activity and craft is a great way to get your children's ministry kids involv...
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