Hidden in the Heart Activity – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use this Hidden in the Heart activity, a bulletin board, craft idea, and Bible activity all-in-one, to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the elementary-aged kids in your ministry. You’ll need: cardstock, several colors of felt or other fabric scraps, lace, ribbon, leather laces, glue, scissors, staplers, puffy fabric paint, and fine-tipped markers. Valentine’s Day Craft: Hidden in the Heart Activity Make these hearts three weeks before Valentine’s Day. Have each child cut out a 6-inch wide heart from cardstock and one…

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Elementary + Preteen Bible Activity: Hope for the Future – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

During the month of January, celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” with children. Kids will create a classroom mural portraying their hope for the future. You’ll need: a roll of butcher paper, markers, and a Bible. Elementary + Preteen Bible Activity: Hope for the Future Talk with kids about the main points of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. If you have time, we highly recommend having children watch Dr. King Jr.’s entire…

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14 Playful Ways to Reinforce Sunday School Lessons – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use these 14 playful ideas to reinforce your lessons about the Word of God. It’s been a long week, and Saturday night has you scrambling through your lesson plan. Quickly skimming through the lesson, you frown. Hmm… not a particularly interesting one this week. How could you pep it up a bit? How about words? Big words, wacky words, foreign words, cheering words, staccato words? Use all kinds of words to drive home the big idea of your lesson. Let’s…

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Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This New Year object lesson shows elementary-aged children that discovering God’s plan for our lives takes persistence and dedication to His teachings. Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Elementary Children’s Object Lesson for the New Year: Goal Tenders Form trios and give each group an empty bowl and a handful of buttons. Say: January 1 is the first day of the new year. On New Year’s Day, many people set goals they’d like to achieve in the coming year. Hold up an empty…

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Over 100 Christmas Ideas for Children’s Ministry During the Holidays – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

God gave Jesus at Christmas because of love! And because we love you, here are over 100 Christmas ideas for children’s ministry! Enjoy! 9 Children’s Message Ideas for Christmas 3 Christmas Prayers Throughout this season, help your kids discover the power of talking to God. Christmas Candy Cane Story Use this children’s message in big church or your Sunday school class at Christmastime. Christmas Quiet Help kids focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Does God Give Us Presents? Use this children’s message to…

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Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Glitter jars provide a fun and crafty object lesson designed to help introduce the majesty of the Creation story to your children ministry. This project requires easy-to-find materials and takes only minutes to complete. You’ll Need: Clay, baby food jars (with lids), fake flowers, water, glitter, and nail polish. Early Elementary Craft and Object Lesson: Glitter Jars Press a piece of clay onto the inside of a baby food jar lid. Stick artificial flower blossoms into the clay. Fill the…

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Episode 168: Kids Worship with Yancy – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Yancy gives practical tips and advice from her decades of leading kids worship. Some of these tips could greatly impact the culture of your kid’s ministry and help lead the next generation to a lifestyle of worship through creating intentional worship experiences. Yancy Connect with Yancy on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Links Mentioned in this Episode WorshipHouseKids Yancy’s Website *Key Question: What is the goal of worship in…

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3 Pumpkin Children’s Ministry Messages for Halloween – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

What’s on your kids’ minds at this time of year? Halloween! What they’re going to wear…where they’re going to go…what they’ll carve on their pumpkin…all that candy. For years with my children, we simply avoided Halloween since it was such a dark day to observe. Over time, though, I decided to instead shine Jesus’ light into the darkness. To help you do the same, here are three children’s messages you can use in “big church” or in any classroom. 1.…

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Group Game for All Ages: Harvest Relay – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Harvest Relay, a group game that’s perfect for all ages, will teach kids about the importance of sticking with God’s harvest, even when it gets challenging. You’ll Need: a large tub, water, cranberries, apples plastic spoons, two identical containers, and a scale. Group Game for All Ages: Harvest Relay At one end of the room, fill a large tub with cold water, cranberries, and a few apples. At the other end of the room, form teams of four or five.…

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13 Ways to Build Friendships with the Children You Teach – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Don’t miss these 13 practical, healthy ways to build friendships with the kids you teach in your children’s ministry. Each week, we face rooms with children excited and ready to learn about Jesus. Sometimes our kids know each other, go to school together, and have intact friendships. Or they may represent a blend of different ages, schools, and backgrounds with no existing friendships. As their teacher, one of the most important things we can do for kids is to guide them in building friendships with…

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