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Preschool-age children are rapidly exploring and refining their gross motor skills-the movement of large muscles of the body. Gross motor skills help in the development ...
 
Age Level: 3 to 5 Bible Connect: The Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29) Materials: A watering can and water This game will teach preschoolers about growing...
 
BEST FOR: GRADES 3-6 ACTIVITY LEVEL: HIGH Form pairs. If you don't have an even number of children, have someone act as a partner to two people. Have pairs line up in t...
 
BEST FOR: GRADES K-6 ACTIVITY LEVEL: HIGH Kids will enjoy playing this fun hunting game. Form pairs. Have pairs play this game one at a time. Blindfold the first pair ...
 
Encourage preschoolers to learn the names and faces of their church friends-and that God loves each of them-with this game. Take a digital photo of each child in your cla...
 
Choose five "wise maidens" and a "bridegroom." Have the bridegroom crouch on the floor with his or her eyes closed. The wise maidens form the wedding circle around the bride...
 
RAIN GAME BEST FOR: GRADES K-3 ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM Form two lines facing each other. Have children in each line stand at arm's length. Tell children they'll make rain i...
 
Form two groups, the "grasshoppers" and the "giants." The grasshoppers must squat low and hop around the room. Their job is to tag the giants. The giants must walk around th...
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Lead preschoolers in this fun action play right before snack time... For eyes that see (point to eyes) And hands that touch, (rub hands together) Lord, I thank you...
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Preschoolers love to be the center of attention. Here's a game that allows them to be just that while you reinforce the concept that God made God made all of us... Have t...
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A fun kid's ministry game that will help children have a heart for your community while showing the importance of investing time and prayer in community outreach programs. ...
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Lead children in singing this song to the tune of "The Ants Go Marching." Continue singing this song, each time changing the names of the animals and the sounds they make. ...
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Tape a drawing of a woman's head and shoulders to the wall. Draw a heart on the left shoulder where a corsage would go. Give mothers and children tissue paper and pipe clean...
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Lead children in singing the following words to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." Lift, lift, lift your hands, Lift your hands in praise. Singing, dancing, prai...
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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...
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A fun and musical activity that will teach your preschoolers to love their neighbors. Sing this song to the tune of "London Bridge." Love your neighbor as your friend, ...
Margaret Hinchey
 
Creative and entertaining ways to actively engage children in praise and worship through fun Bible activities and games. Ages 2 And 3 1. Sing Song -- Form a circle. Mar...
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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...
Jolene L. Roehlkpartain
 
4 quick attention-getters... It seems children never stop wiggling, giggling, whispering or looking around. So be prepared. Before a lesson, have a fidget buster re...
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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...
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A lively, song-filled activity for preschoolers that will teach preschoolers about Joshua and the battle of Jericho. Encourage them to do the motions in parentheses. Ma...
Terry Vermillion
 
PRESCHOOL-KINDERGARTEN 1. Welcome-As children enter the room, tape an "I am special" construction paper ribbon to each of them. [point] Say: You are special to God! 2....
 
Hugs are a great way to show each other how much we care. Throw in an encouraging cheer and soon the whole church will know what a loving and thankful group of kids they hav...
 
What does Easter sound like? This candy-packed Easter game is a great way for your children's ministry students to make a joyful noise just in time for Easter. In this ch...
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This family-oriented game is a great way to teach kids that God's forgiveness is bigger than anything that we can imagine. If you don't believe us, just ask Jonah! For th...
 
BEST FOR: GRADES K-6 ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE Here's a great game for a hot day. It'll cool off your kids and get a lot of laughs. You'll need a radio, a large cont...
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