Verses to Devour: Matthew 19:13-14
Supplies: a chocolate graham cracker, a
resealable plastic sandwich bag, chocolate syrup, a teaspoon, and
Courtney hid behind her toy chest, surrounded by red paper,
crayons, glue and scissors. She was making a valentine for God as a
surprise to take to church.
For President's Day, help children learn not to hide the
Give each child a sheet of white paper. Have children take
turns using lemon juice from a plastic, squeeze-s...
Since most preschoolers can't read, this picture method helps
them memorize a verse more easily.
For each verse, you'll need pictures to represent the parts of the
A quick primer to develop little Miss and Mr.
Manners of your kids.
1. Kindness Crowns-Draw a crown outline on yellow
construction paper for each child. Help children cut...
This experience helps preschoolers build
friendships as they celebrate fall.
You'll need a large plastic tarp and lots of shredded paper.
Spread the tarp in a large, op...
Best for ages 3 to 6
You'll need a Bible, brown wooden beads, green pipe cleaners,
pink or purple pipe cleaners, scissors, and one 3-inch square of
white felt per chi...
The Bible tells us that we are all sinners. However, most
children do not understand God's grace. This short Bible lesson is
designed to help children recognize the heal...
This Bible activity teaches kids that even though we all make
mistakes, God love us and will forgive us when we ask.
Preparation: You'll need an Etch-A-Sketch toy.
Forget heated debates and
impassioned explanations. It's time to re-imagine apologetics for a
new generation of children.
A few weeks ago, my 10-year -old son came ho...
If you've ever visited a construction site, you know it's a busy
and active place. Each day brings new developments and progressive
changes as builders work toward the finis...
During December, kids can prepare for this Christmas program and
present it to parents at Christmastime.
At the first of December, involve children in decorating the
GOD LOVED US
Here's a simple song from 1 John 4:10 sung to the tune of "London
Bridge." As they sing, lead children in the actions below.
God loved us,
SHHH! FINGER PLAY
Lead preschoolers in the words and motions to this Christmas
"Shhh!" mooed the cow all cinnamon brown, (Put finger to
Before a lesson on Samson from Judges 14-16, draw an outline of Samson's head
and torso on a large sheet of poster board. Cut out the outline and
color Samson's facial featu...
To remind children that Jesus is our light, teach
preschoolers this fun song.
For an added twist, instead of doing the motions, give each
child a flashlight or a light st...
To view a video demonstration, scroll down or click here.
You'll need a Bible.
Ask an older child to help you with this. Have the child sit in
a chair a...
Here's a fun and easy children's message using finger
puppets to drive home the meaning of this fun kid's Bible
Text: 1 John 4:9-12
Use Colossians 3:23-24 to talk about how God
values the work that we do. This children's ministry activity is a
fun addition to your Labor Day celebration.
For Labor Day,...
Children's Devotion Theme: Kindness
Text: Ephesians 4:29
Preparation: You'll need eight wooden blocks for
each pair of kids and a Bible.
The Message: (Form pairs, and gi...
Invite kids to join you in this fun circle activity and
teach them these age-appropriate children's ministry
Age-Level Insights 3-5
Have children form a circle ...
Lead kids in the following story. Have them do the actions in
I will plant my seed of faith (right hand places seed in open
fist of left hand). Water it ...
Picnics are fun for everyone during the summer months, but
sometimes it's just too hot to be outside. So why not have a picnic
inside your room?
Spread a blanket on the f...
Lead preschoolers in the following words (do the actions in
Follow the footpath where Jesus walked (step in place).
Sit by the seaside where Jesus talke...
Have the children say the phrases and do the corresponding
actions with you in this fun finger play based on Matthew
Jesus walked along the shore (walk two finge...
Lead kids in the following story based on 1 Samuel 17. Have kids do the actions in
(Begin with hands behind back.)
Where is Goliath?
Here is Goliath (brin...
A fun Bible activity created to to teach your children's
ministry kids a sweet lesson.
Prepare one grab bag with several different kinds of candy --
sweet, sour, hot, and...
Project: Kids will build edible brick towers to
remind them of the tower of Babel.
Supplies: Cornbread, knife, honey in squeeze
bottles, paper plates, clean bed sheet.
As the Living Word of God, the Bible deserves a special place in
our hearts, minds, and lives. These Bible activities provide 9
opportunities to teach kids the importance of...
Use this fun-filled children's ministry skit to teach the
importance of our obedience to God's Word. Preschool children love
puppets and this lesson includes tips on creatin...
Jesus turned water into wine. This object lesson explores this
miracle and shows kids how they can help each other to grow as
Christians--even if they cannot perform miracle...
Fun ways to tell the gospel that really make sense
Fill three clear plastic bottles with 8 to 10 ounces of water. Add
a small amount of liquid bleach ...
A COOL VALENTINE
If you have snow on the ground on Valentine's Day, send a very
unique and "cool" valentine. Choose someone you'd like to have
receive a special message. I...
Lead children in singing this song to the tune of "Jingle
Ring, ring, ring today.
Ring out news
Throw a party to celebrate Jesus'
Have kids make their own noisemakers. You'll need empty toilet
paper rolls, scissors, markers, a stapler, crepe paper, an...