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/ 10 - 12 years
 
This article reports, not endorses or recommends, what's hot with preteens.  Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time The Scoop: It's been eight years since raccoon bandit Sl...
Mike Gillespie
 
For use with GRADES 4-6 1. Do What I Say-Form two groups. Have each group create an imaginary dangerous mission for the other group to go on. Then have groups tell thei...
 
GRADES 4-6 *Bible Activity: Rush Rush-Give each child a small rock. In a bag, place eight different-size things such as a stuffed animal or a shoe. Have children form a cir...
 
GRADES 4-6 1. I'm Puzzled!-Before class, write "love" Scripture verses such as 1 Corinthians 13:1, John 3:16, Galatians 5:22, and 1 John 4:8 on construction paper hearts...
 
GRADES 4-6 Bible Activity: Go for God-Form teams of three or four. Have each team create a cheer based on the theme "Go for God." Then give each team a pipe cleaner, a mitt...
 
GRADES 4-6 Bible Activity: Loving Acts-Provide cups and a pitcher of cold water. Have each student pour a cup of water and give it to another student while completing the...
Christine Yount Jones
 
This age-appropriate lesson is designed to show the importance of the Holy Spirit as it was given to God's people on the day of Pentecost. It is designed to engage students ...
Margaret Hinchey
 
Creative and entertaining ways to actively engage children in praise and worship through fun Bible activities and games. 1. Messenger -- Lead kids in singing several song...
Joclyn Wampler
 
Use this 15-minute Bible activity and lesson to help children understand and honor Memorial Day. GRADES 4-6 1. A Special Guest: Invite a veteran to talk with your clas...
Carmen Kamrath
 
Use this 15-minute Labor Day lesson to help kids discover the importance of work and rest. GRADES 4-6 1. What's My Career?-As each child enters the room, place a tag o...
Robyn Kundert
 
Fun Bible activity and lesson ideas for kids in grades 4th through 6th on Mother's Day. 1. Getting Ready: One week prior to Mother's Day, have children make tea-cup-sha...
Kenn Gorman
 
Bible lesson that shows kids the real meaning of Thanksgiving. 1. Ahoy, Mate-Create a Mayflower boat by turning a table in your room upside down. Have kids crowd onto ...
 
1. Walking on Water--Set up a walking path made of bricks or books from one side of the room to the other. Have kids walk across the path without touching the ground. Then ...
Susan Grover
 
Divorce is never easy, especially when children are involved. Use this lesson to reinforce to kids that God is with them during this troubling time and it is not their fault...
Julie Shaffer and Heather Ward
 
Help kids stand up to their friends' negative influences and resist peer pressure. 1. Pressed-Give children Silly Putty and newspaper comic strips and allow them to trans...
 
Play a game of Hot Potato with a twist! Have kids sit in a circle. Play praise music and have kids pass an object, such as a foam ball or a stuffed animal. Pause the m...
Bobbie Bower
 
1. Body Graffiti-*Say: Today, we're going to celebrate Thanksgiving by celebrating a gift that God has given us every day-our bodies. Write the letters T-H-A-N-K-S on sep...
 
Bible Activity: Footsteps-Use shoes to represent family roles-Dad, Mom and kids. Write the following verses on paper strips. Put the strips in the appropriate shoe: Dad-Deut...
 
Bible Activity: Hear Ye-Form pairs. Give each pair parchment paper and pens. Have children read Luke 2:1-20 and create birth announcements for Jesus. Afterward, have kid...
 
Bible Activity: Pop Quiz-Form groups of no more than four. Give each group a sheet of paper and a pencil. Have groups each create a loyalty test to prove if someone is loyal...
 
Setting: For this Bible lesson about Zacchaeus, from brown posterboard, cut out a 3-foot-tall tree trunk. Use a marker to draw vertical lines of bark. Tape the trunk to the ...
Elaine Friedrich
 
Hands-on Sunday school lesson and ideas to help children deal with grief. 1. Rest in Peace-Before class, go to a cemetery and use newsprint to make pencil rubbings of gr...
Cindy Nelson
 
A fun Christmas lesson that'll help children celebrate Jesus' birthday. 1. Surprise Packages-Before class, gift-wrap one small and one large box. Fill a grocery bag with ...
 
Use these activities to spice up your lessons. Just replace not-so-exciting activities or add these to a lesson to capture your kids' attention. GRADES 5 AND 6 Bible Act...
 
Create an altar by draping a bedsheet or blanket over a table. Lay real or artificial fruits and vegetables on the altar. Also lay a stuffed sheep or a picture of a sheep on...
Sheila Halasz and Susan Petty
 
1. Mission Impossible -- Before class, write each of the following clues on a different 3X5 card. Do not write the information in parentheses on the cards. The clues: ...
 
Children's Ministry Object Lesson: You'll need a 1-gallon jar, 10 to 12 fist-sized rocks, a 1-gallon zip-lock bag of sand, and a pan or washtub. Practice this ahead of time ...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
The 16 A+ ideas in this special section will keep your kids from playing hooky from church! Yellow school buses. Crisp backpacks. The smell of new school supplies. The so...
 
The Box Of Stones An impactful drama that'll turn kids' hearts toward Jesus Child Characters Main Character (female) Friends #1 (male), #2 (female), and #3 (mal...
Bobbie Bower
 
As children build good relationships with one another, they're better able to learn and pray together. Here are 4 fun ways to develop group unity. Although children may b...
Pat Verbal
 
National Day Of Prayer Roots President Harry S. Truman in 1952 signed a Joint Resolution of Congress establishing an annual National Day of Prayer. The law was amended in...
Children's Ministry Magazine
 
Topic: Election Day Scripture: Titus 3:1 Simple Supplies: You'll need a Bible and two kinds of pretzels (straight and twisted) in bags. Say: Election Day is coming u...
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...
Sharyn Spradlin
 
The next time your preteens meet for worship, have kids visit a variety of worship stations that tap into their multisensory learning styles. Depending on the number of pret...
 
Theme: Memorial Day Text: Romans 5:6-8 in the Living Bible Preparation: Fill a cup for each child with a different trail mix ingredient, such as raisins, dried fruit or ch...
 
Bible Story: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal Scripture: 1 Kings 18:16-40 The Scene: a desert The Simple Setup: You'll need no furniture on the stage; an open area w...
 
You might not spot it at first. Spiritual growth in preteens is often hidden behind the latest trends, feigned disinterest, or hot and cold spells of spiritual fervor. Bu...
Lois Keffer
 
Today's kids are constantly bombarded with environmental messages. However, some of these messages-if from questionable sources-can promote an idolatrous worship of nature. ...
 
Stuff you'll need: One plastic 2-litre bottle with its cap for each child, X-Acto or sharp knives, spray paint, enamel paint, paint brushes and stickers. Tell kids to: ...
Kristen Kansiewicz
 
You'll Need a small bucket, yellow construction paper, a variety of colored plastic craft jewels, several pairs of scissors, glue, tape Say: As we look forward to hea...
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