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/ 6 – 9 years
Dawn Rundman
 
You'll Need 1. Foam core 2. Hole punch 3. Chenille wires (on-hand supplies: scissors and markers) A triptych is a threepaneled piece of art-the style has been ...
 
Say a "hearty" thank you to your volunteers this Valentine's Day with this creative mobile. Melt purple, red, and pink crayon shavings between two sheets of wax paper with ...
 
Have kids create these unique handprint gifts for their dads, uncles, or grandfathers on Father's Day. You'll need plaster of Paris mix; water; plastic tubs (margarine...
 
Try this sandy craft to show kids God keeps his promises. You'll need colored craft sand, funnels, clear plastic bottles with lids, star stickers, and alphabet sticke...
 
Objective: Kids will learn that God can transform bad situations into something good. Stuff you'll need: A salad spinner, paper, and tempera paint. Text: Romans 8:28...
 
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...
 
GRADES K-2 Stuff you'll need: Glue, waxed paper, glitter, box lid, nylon filament thread, and tacks. Tell kids to: "Paint" a simple butterfly shape on a sheet of w...
 
Have your children work together to create an unforgettable Easter play with these giant puppets. Children will make the puppets, write the script, and perform the play. ...
Cynthia Crane and Sharon Stratmoen
 
When your class time is over and the sermon isn't, whaddaya do? Try a Plan in a Can! It's Sunday morning and you've just finished your entire lesson. You check the clock,...
 
For: GRADES K-6 Stuff you'll need: For each child, glue, a plastic-foam sandwich box (cut in half), a 5 1/2X11-inch plastic-foam meat tray, an empty thread spool, a thin ...
 
Before class, ask families to donate used pump-spray bottles, such as hair spray or home cleaner bottles. Wash all these bottles and pumps in ammonia to get rid of the old s...
 
This fun craft shows kids how fearfully and wonderfully God made them. What You'll Need A cookie sheet (no edges), nonmedicated shaving cream (available at dollar st...
 
Give children a copy of this prayer or have them make cards with it. Gentle Jesus born this day In a manger filled with hay. We your Christmas children be- Help us now ...
 
Age Level: 6 to 12 Materials: For each child, you'll need a paper gift bag, a 9-inch paper plate, and one piece of card stock cut 1/4 inch shorter in width than the widt...
 
Help your children's ministry kids lean the importance of forgiveness while build a snowflake craft. You'll need white yarn, scissors, glue, pie tins, wax paper, and a Bi...
 
A great way to remember the importance of Palm Sunday. Palm Cross Video
Carmen Kamrath
 
Easy crafts that'll open kids' eyes to the wonder of Christ's resurrection during the Easter holiday. One week that changed history forever. One unselfish act that change...
 
Objective: Kids will learn to share with others. Stuff you'll need: A bag of unpopped popcorn, paper cups, plastic spoons, construction paper, tempera paint, large shallo...
 
Your church family will celebrate God's blessings with this special Wall of Thanksgiving craft, created especially by children. Using an instant or digital camera, take ...
 
Stuff you'll need: Seven large paper grocery bags, markers, hole punch, ribbon, scissors, six large Ziploc bags, various items such as confetti, construction paper, crayons,...
 
Children's Craft Idea For Students in Grades K-3 Stuff you'll need: Plastic lids from coffee or Kool-Aid cans, scissors, thick yarn, cardstock, and fabric or plastic. ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids can create Valentine hearts just bursting with love. You'll need white card stock, pink transparent vinyl, scissors, ribbon, a hole punch, Starburst fruit chews, and...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
These special valentines give families the chance to reconnect and combine their talents to share love with others. You'll need a variety of colors of paper preprinted with ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
On tongue depressors, write the words "By his wounds we are healed" from Isaiah 53:5. Then give each child four tongue depressors in a resealable bag. Tell the children t...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Ages 3 to 5 To make this craft, you'll need a pink or white lunch bag, a 12-inch pipe cleaner, a 3-inch-round paper doily, a Jesus sticker, a red or pink marker, scissors...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Before your service, cut the top 1/3 off a carpet roll tube. Notch out a piece in the middle of the 1/3 roll. (See illustration.) Make the notch so it'll snuggly fit around ...
Seasonal Specialsone
 
Scripture:  Matthew 5:3-11 What you'll need: Bibles 4 white cone-type coffee filters per child blue and yellow washable markers spray bottle with water ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids can make these delightful Easter gifts to remind people of Jesus' gift of salvation. Age Level: 6 to 12 Activity Time: 30 to 45 minutes For each child, you'...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Use pre-printed pages for children to enhance and color during worship or Sunday school on Father's Day... The page looked like the front page of a newspaper. One column ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
A creative Father's Day craft that children will have fun decorating--and their father's will love to receive. We used a computer to print several 5 1/4-inch-long tie patt...
Deborah Parks
 
Fun ideas and lessons that celebrate our nation's birthday and our independence through exciting crafts and Bible activities. Living Out Our Liberty For this craft, you...
Roseanne Sather
 
God's love does many good works in our lives, much like ladybugs do good works for the garden. Help kids create ladybugs and aphids with this fun children's craft. You'll...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Connect kids with a prayer partner for the new school year with this unique craft. Supplies: large jigsaw puzzle pieces; paper; markers; scissors; key rin...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Have the kids in your class mark the end of summer with this fun project... You'll need a white, 100 percent cotton T-shirt for each child, washable white glue, cold wate...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids can use this downloadable postcard to write a personal invitation to guests, inviting them to return to your children's ministry the following week. Click to down...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
To make Puppy Chow Ingredients: 9 cups crispy rice cereal squares 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
You'll need to collect clear glass bottles of different sizes and shapes before class. You'll also need tacky glue, paintbrushes, colored craft sand (available at craft stor...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
School teachers will love this practical, personal gift... You'll need craft foam, felt, pencils, scissors, glue, yarn, card stock, a hole punch, and fine-tipped permanen...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
A great way for your class to show their appreciation and say thank you to our military personnel. Thank You -- Collect photos of the youngest generation in your fa...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids who love to work with their hands will enjoy creating breadbaskets for someone special. This project is an excellent way to reflect on God's daily presence as our bread...
Reader Submitted
 
A Valentine's Day craft and object lesson that will show God's love to someone special. By Debbie Trafton O'Neal Objective: Kids will show love to someone special. ...
Reader Submitted
 
We wanted to share God's love with people in our community. So our children cut out about 200 large pink and red construction paper hearts and folded them in half. On the ou...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Use these 15-minute lessons to help children understand that even though God made each one of us to be different from anybody else, and he loves us all the same. By Jocly...
Reader Submitted
 
On Palm Sunday, put three brightly colored strips of paper (approximately 2 1/2 x 11 inches long) in each worship bulletin. During the service just before the offering, ask ...
Reader Submitted
 
Stuff you'll need: an adult-sized shirt to cover each child's clothes, 1 yard of clear vinyl (available in fabric or craft stores), permanent markers, and scissors. Get r...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Create these sticky messages to give the kids in your class this Valentine's Day. You'll need sticks of chewing gum, chenille wires, craft foam, scissors, glue, and perma...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Preteens can make these napkin rings to use at their families' Easter dinner. You'll need chenille wires and pony beads. Have kids bend chenille wires in half to find t...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
An insightful craft project that will help kids learn the Lord's Prayer. Stuff you'll need: For each person, 4 inches each of blue, white, purple, green, yellow, red, ora...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Kids will enjoy making this special gift for their mothers. Lead kids in the following steps: Trace and cut out one large flower shape with three petals from white card...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Give each child a packet of fruit or vegetable seeds and a sheet of construction paper. Ask a child to read aloud Galatians 5:22-23 about the fruit of the Spirit. Talk about...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Make your own friendship beads from start to finish. To make bracelets and necklaces you'll need a batch of dough per 5 children, toothpicks, and dental floss. To mak...
Reader Submitted
 
A creative message for parents on either Father's Day or Mother's Day. Fifteen minutes before the end of class on Mother's or Father's Day, give each child a piece of col...
Reader Submitted
 
Here's a new twist on the old standby Father's Day gift. Give your fathers ties that they've worn before! We had a lot of fun with this fundraiser for Father's Day. We as...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
A fun and shining way to show Jesus' love on Independence Day that will lead your kids' imagination to explode. You'll need: toilet paper rolls, various colors of long, m...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Have children don their paint shirts. Using red, white and blue face paint, paint freedom symbols on each child's face. Use a separate paint brush for each color. You may wa...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Craft: Jonah in a Bottle. A creative object lesson that will help kids learn prayer, obedience, and trust. All you need is a bottle and a big fish. Have you ever been...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Have kids create a bookworm pencil-topper friend to keep them company as they do their homework. For each child, you'll need one pipe cleaner, one 1-inch and two 3/4-inch...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Stuff you'll need: A roll of clear contact paper; scissors; a pencil or crayon; masking tape; several sheets of red, orange, yellow, green and blue tissue paper; cotton ball...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
God's Eternal Love Song of Songs 2:11-13   What Kids Will Do: Make stuffed pet doves to love. What Kids Will Need: 9x12-inch pieces of white felt, fiberfill,...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
You'll need a small branch, a stapler, paper apples, pencils, pins, a small basket, and a thumbtack. Staple the small branch to a bulletin board. Use the thumbtack to attach...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Decorate your hallway with kids' and parents' expressions of thanks this Thanksgiving. Hang yellow, blue, green, and purple pieces of butcher paper in a rectangular or sq...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Here's a great idea to help you create a Christmas season to remember. For our children's program, we had each family decorate a star cluster. Each family wrote the paren...
Carmen Kamrath and RoseAnne Sather
 
Spring into Easter with 13 ideas celebrating God's creation. Spring is in the air -- birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the cool air of winter turns warm. ...
 
Stone Surprise Let your kids discover the surprise of the empty tomb on Easter morning with these plaster rocks. You'll need tissue paper, aluminum foil, plaster of P...
 
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...
Reader Submitted
 
Remember the important role that our eartly father's play in our lives with this hands-on Bible activity. Stuff you'll need: Construction paper, scissors, a hole punch, y...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Our children created a unique card for Father's Day. Using their thumbprints, the children created pictures of sheep. They then drew a shepherd and glued this poem (my origi...
 
A fun devotion to help kids celebrate fathers and recognize our heavenly father on Father's Day. Preparation: You'll need a Bible, colorful stickers, and a 2X24-inc...
 
What Kids Will Do: Design serving trays as they learn how Jesus showed his disciples how to serve others. What Kids Will Need: aluminum biscuit pans, white paint, paintbrus...
 
What Kids Will Do: Make friendship stickers with hidden messages to encourage others. What Kids Will Need: old magazines, scissors, wax paper, glue mixture, paintbrushes,...
Lois Keffer
 
When you say "craft time," do the boys in your class moan, yawn, escape to the bathroom, or find other creative ways to express their displeasure? Maybe they have a poin...
Group Books
 
The Bible says that someone is knocking at the door. Read Revelation 3:20-21 to find out who it is. Then, use this craft with an individual child or a whole class to bring t...
Lois Keffer
 
FALL Pile of Prayers Cover the bulletin board with sky blue wrapping paper. Have kids cut leaf shapes from orange, red and yellow construction paper. Let younger kids ...
 
PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN *Bible Activity: Our Gifts-Show children an empty manger. *Say: A manger is a food dish for cows. But for baby Jesus, it was a bed. Jesus came to e...
Reader Submitted
 
Teach kids to how to reach those around them, including their families, by living the faith that is presented in this craft-based Bible lesson. Objective: Kids will learn...
 
Big Fish Puppet Give each child a business-size envelope, and have him or her seal it shut. Help each child cut one end off the envelope, about one-half inch from the edge....
Amy Nappa
 
Glitter jars provide a fun and crafty object lesson designed to help introduce the majesty of the Creation story to your children's ministry. This project requires easy-to-f...
Reader Submitted
 
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...
 
There is no greater way to teach children how God can make all things beautiful, even the ugliest thing on earth, than by focusing on the cross. Truth: We thank Jesus for...
Karl Bastian
 
Check out these three cool Bible activities for the Fall season, or anytime. These fun activities and crafts are so cool that they will make you think there is a chill in th...
 
Your kids can make a valuable contribution to your church Thanksgiving celebration by preparing table decorations three weeks in advance. o Three Weeks from Thanksgiving ...
 
9 new ideas that'll spark kids' God-given creativity all summer long. Remember all those crafts you made as a child? Macaroni shells painted gold. Plaster of Pari...
 
VALENTINE BOXES My third and fourth graders decorated, filled, and personally delivered valentine boxes to our senior church members. The children filled the boxes with va...
 
Splash into summer with these sizzling new games, crafts, and ideas that'll make kids come back for more. School's out for summer! Or at least it soon will be. You can ...
 
Try these fun ideas to make dads in your church feel special. You Deserve a Break-Choose a restaurant close to your church, and have the fathers and their children meet...
Joan Goldberg
 
11 new, active craft ideas. Can't look another crayon in the eye? If you're bored with your craft program, infuse new life into it with these 11 ideas. Sawdust Scu...
Diane Doughty
 
A PLACE FOR THANKS Children of all ages can make Thanksgiving place mats for their families and others in your church to enjoy and cherish. Notify your Sunday school tea...
Christine Yount Jones
 
STICKER TAG Give each child five stickers. Tell children to play Tag by chasing other children and putting stickers on their clothing. Children cannot peel off any stickers...
 
GRADES K-3 Objective: Kids will learn that miracles are possible with God. Stuff you'll need: Buttermilk, 1-inch-wide sponge brushes, pastel construction paper, and co...
 
For: GRADES K-2 Stuff you'll need: Glue, toothpicks, uncooked alphabet macaroni, markers and bar pins (safety pins with backs). Tell kids to: *Glue together five to...
 
Craft Stuff you'll need: One large and one small tin can. The small can should be small enough to rattle around in the bigger can. You'll also need a hammer, a nail, temp...
 
The concept of the Holy Spirit can be difficult to grasp-so use this craft to teach kids how the Holy Spirit transforms hearts. Explain that everyone sins and sin create...
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