is Independence Day here in the U.S., and if you're looking for
quick and easy activities to do with your kids, we've got you
covered. Let us set you free from uninspired ideas with these seven
cool activities that will go over with a bang!
at Last - Here's an interactive object lesson that is
super simple in terms of supplies. All you need is some kind of box
(like a shoebox) and some kind of weight (like a brick or two).
Challenge kids to hold the box for as long as possible. Once kids
experience what it's like to have something dragging them down,
take the weight away and read Romans 6:18. This opens the door for
a discussion on what it means to be free from sin.
- Danielle's Place - A friend
shared with me this site, and after looking at it, I had to share
it with you all. If you are looking for some cute crafts, this
place has a ton of them. I love the folding craft-stick flag!
- Living Out
Our Liberty - This craft gets kids thinking about the
Liberty Bell and what it symbolizes. Then, using Luke 4:14-19, kids
discover how they can help others hear about the freedom Jesus
offers. What was a simple craft then becomes an outreach tool for
kids to use to spread God's love.
- Fireworks in a Jar - Not able
to shoot fireworks? Here's a neat alternative for little kids that
I found at icanteachmychild.com. Jenae, the blog's owner,
created this fun activity for kids to see a colorful, firework-free
show inside a bottle.
- Set Free -
Here's another super-simple activity that teaches freedom in Christ
and is perfect for kids ages 6 to 9 years old. Using a yarn and
referring to Romans 6:20-23, kids learn what it's like to be
tangled up in sin and how Jesus can set us free from that
- Patriotic Headband - This craft by Kinder-craze's Maria Manore was originally
designed for Constitution Day, but it could work for your
Independence Day festivities as well. Kids will love designing
their very own patriotic headwear and they can keep these as a
memento of what they discovered in your ministry that day.
Whole Shebang - Need something bigger? For multiple
age groups? No worries! We have the perfect lesson outline for you,
complete with snacks, activities, and material for three age
I hope this helps you as you plan for next week's celebration.
What are you planning on doing for the 4th of July? Let
us know in the comment section below!