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/ 3 – 5 years
 
Serves 1 Theme: Love Verses to Devour: Matthew 19:13-14 Supplies: a chocolate graham cracker, a resealable plastic sandwich bag, chocolate syrup, a teaspoon, and na...
 
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. "Courtney?" Co...
 
For President's Day, help children learn not to hide the truth.

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 verse....
 
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...
God's grace erases all sins and forgives us
 
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. The ...
Henry Zonio
 
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 clas...
 
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. Lyrics: God loved us, And ...
 
SHHH! FINGER PLAY Lead preschoolers in the words and motions to this Christmas finger play. "Shhh!" mooed the cow all cinnamon brown, (Put finger to lips.) "Come 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...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
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...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Here's a fun and easy children's message using finger puppets to drive home the meaning of this fun kid's Bible lesson... Theme: Love Text: 1 John 4:9-12 Preparation: Y...
 
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 Ministry Magazine
 
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...
Lori Haynes Niles
 
Invite kids to join you in this fun circle activity and teach them these age-appropriate children's ministry songs. Age-Level Insights 3-5 Have children form a circle ...
Reader Submitted
 
Lead kids in the following story. Have them do the actions in the parentheses: I will plant my seed of faith (right hand places seed in open fist of left hand). Water it ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
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...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Lead preschoolers in the following words (do the actions in parentheses). Follow the footpath where Jesus walked (step in place). Sit by the seaside where Jesus talke...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Have the children say the phrases and do the corresponding actions with you in this fun finger play based on Matthew 4:18-22. Jesus walked along the shore (walk two finge...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Lead kids in the following story based on 1 Samuel 17. Have kids do the actions in parentheses. (Begin with hands behind back.) Where is Goliath? Here is Goliath (brin...
Lois Keffer
 
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 to kids. ALL CLEAR Fill three clear plastic bottles with 8 to 10 ounces of water. Add a small amount of liquid bleach ...
Heather Ward
 
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...
 
CHRISTMAS BELLS Lead children in singing this song to the tune of "Jingle Bells." Christmas bells, Christmas bells, Ring, ring, ring today. Ring out news That Ch...
 
Throw a party to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Have kids make their own noisemakers. You'll need empty toilet paper rolls, scissors, markers, a stapler, crepe paper, an...
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