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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...
*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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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
Use this 15-minute Bible activity and lesson to help
children understand and honor Memorial Day.
1. A Special Guest: Invite a veteran to talk
with your clas...
Use this 15-minute Labor Day lesson to help kids
discover the importance of work and rest.
1. What's My Career?-As each child enters the
room, place a tag o...
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...
Bible lesson that shows kids the real meaning of
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.
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...
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...
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
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 ...
Hands-on Sunday school lesson and ideas to help children deal
1. Rest in Peace-Before class, go to a cemetery
and use newsprint to make pencil rubbings of gr...
A fun Christmas lesson that'll help children celebrate Jesus'
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
GRADES 5 AND 6
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...
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.
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 ...
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
Main Character (female)
Friends #1 (male), #2 (female), and #3 (mal...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
Bible Story: Elijah and the Prophets of
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.
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: