Childrens Church Activities

Spirit-Filled Jack-o-Lanterns (PRINTABLE) – Christianity Cove – Christian Article

This printable pumpkin can be cut out and filled with the Fruits of the Spirit as a reinforcement to the lesson. Materials: Preparation Print out a copy of the file for each student. Lesson: Cut out the pumpkin. Fold it across the bottom so that the top comes up even with the back. Use stick glue to make the sides stick together. Leave the top open. Cut out Fruits of the Spirit from the second page, and then put them…

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Fall Bible Game: Apple Harvest “Hop & Drop” – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Autumn is a time of harvest. Jesus often referred to the harvest as the time when you get to reap all the rewards for your hard work.  This Fall Bible game will teach students that they will reap their harvests – their rewards from God – if they persevere through hard times. Fall Bible Game: Apple Harvest “Hop & Drop” Materials:   Fall Bible Game Object: Students will race to a basket and collect apples wrapped in foil. Preparation: Wrap…

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“Raining Sponge” Harvest Science Experiment – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Harvest is a time for seeing the results of our hard work and patience. This science experiment with gravity and a sponge will get kids thinking about what they are harvesting in their own lives! Materials: • Clear glass• Squeeze bottle (like a sport bottle or plastic ketchup bottle)• Water• Food coloring• Light-colored sponge Instructions: Fill the squeeze bottle with water. Add enough food coloring to make the water a deep, vibrant color. Place the sponge on top of the…

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Homemade Patriotic Pinwheels – Christianity Cove – Christian Article

If you want a little celebration, this is the perfect time of year for patriotic pinwheels! They’re easy, fun, and give you a chance to talk to your cihldren about why we really still do live in a Christian nation”¦and what they need to do to keep it that way. Warning for small children: Pushpins involved! Materials – Sturdy scrapbooking paper, one sheet of a red pattern, one sheet of a blue pattern for each child.– Pushpins, one for each child–…

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“God’s Blessings” ““ A Summer Snack with a special message! – Christian Article

Serve one ice-cold summer snack to each child in honor of the weeks to come. Then send four more home with a note of hope for lots of growth during summer warm weather. Moms will appreciate it, and kids will think of God’s blessing of summer each time they reach for their ice-cold refreshment! Materials – Jumbo box of ice pops, five for each student– Curling ribbon or decorative ribbon– Homemade cards or plain index cards– Hole puncher– Dark marker…

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“Easter Week in Order” – A Memorization Easter Game – Christian Article

Here’s a great memorization game covering the events of Easter Week, with all the events spelled out for you to share. While it’s an Easter game, it’s also a game of what it feels like to not know where God is taking you! As the apostles did during Easter Week, your children will learn that it’s all good when it’s in God’s hands. Materials: • Palm Sunday/Easter game pieces (PDF)• Two blindfolds• Scissors• Scotch tape Introduction: 1. Print out two…

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“Wreath Of Love” Mothers Day Craft – Christian Article

Eight paper hearts become a small door wreath for Mom in this sweet Mother’s Day craft! Materials Colored Craft Paper Scissors, adult’s and children’s Stick glue Thin craft ribbon, pastel colored Twine Preparations 1. If you have very young children in the class you might save time by cutting the strips of colored paper for them. 2. Make a few sample hearts for them by following the steps in the instructions. 3. Cut one piece of twine for each student,…

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“The Lion and the Lamb” Bible Craft & The 2 sides of Jesus – Christian Article

The Lion and the Lamb both refer to Jesus Christ. He is both the conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah and the Lamb who was slain. The Lion and the Lamb are descriptions of two aspects of the nature of Christ. As the Lion of Judah, He fulfills the prophecy of Genesis 49:9 and is the Messiah who would come from the tribe of Judah. As the Lamb of God, He is the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for sin.…

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Father’s Day Game – “Put Your Heads Together” – Christian Article

Your kids will laugh as they put their heads together to try and be the first team to get all members across the finish line in this fun Father’s Day game! They’ll also have a greater appreciation for Dad and the jobs God gave him to do! Materials Object Kids will compete in teams to see who will be the fastest at transporting a soccer ball between their foreheads. Introduction It’s Father’s Day, and we are getting ready to celebrate…

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Back to School Game: Ready, Set, Raring to Go! – Christian Article

This back to school game will help children realize that starting something new is a good thing, and when they start something new, they should go at it with all they’ve got to give! Materials • Two pool noodles• Four little racecars• Scissors Object To have the race car that goes the farthest and be the team to collect the most points. Preparation Cut the pool noodles in half. Introduction After the long and relaxing summer we’ve all had, going…

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Thanksgiving Game: “Thankful Toss” and Remembering To Be Thankful – Christian Article

In this Thanksgiving game, children will learn that even though the holidays are a busy time of year, they should always take the time out of their day to thank God for all he has given us. Materials • One ball per two students Object Children will compete in pairs to see who can complete their thankful alphabet while successfully tossing a ball to their partner. Preparation Game is best played in a wide and open area. Introduction Thanksgiving is…

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Prophecies of Jesus Tree Ornaments – Christian Article

The front of the ornament is the Old Testament prophecy. The back of the ornament is the New Testament fulfillment. In between is a back-to-back layer of sturdy craft paper, and a bow hangs it on the tree. Materials Preparation Print a copy of each prophecy and fulfillment onto card stock, one copy for each student. Copy the template onto card stock and then cut it out. If you want these crafts to be lasting, trace and cut out the…

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