For this Easter snack, kids create edible bouquets as they discover how Jesus gives new life!
Scripture: Romans 6:7-10
clear plastic cups
Sunday school classroom discipline experts share their insights on roughhousing, hyped-up crowds, and kids who just can’t listen.
Q: How do I deal with preteen boys who hit, shove, and…
Preteens can make these Easter memory magnets as a reminder of the miracle that happened that day.
self-adhesive magnetic strips
There are so many surprising things to learn about Jesus! Use these family devotions to help families in your church discover more about Jesus.
These devotions take only a few…
Use Differentiated Instruction in your children’s ministry to meet kids’ individual needs to help them maximize their learning potential.
How would you feel if you broke your arm and the…
Since church attendance tends to be higher than normal on Easter Sunday, help children get acquainted with one another by playing this Easter ice breaker.
small sticky notes…
Here are four ideas for sharing the gospel with those media-minded kids.
A friend was telling the story of Jesus walking on the water as a children’s sermon. “As I…
With a ball and a passage from Mark, kids will have fun trying to keep up with this fast-moving, Palm Sunday game.
Scripture: Mark 11:8-10
Although preteens are starting to think more abstractly, the concept of death is still pretty concrete to them. When they hear that Jesus died for us, they may wonder what…
Just as Jesus told Peter to “feed [his] lambs,” kids will do just that for their community in this Easter outreach idea.
Scripture: John 21:4-6, 12-13, 15-17
Holy Week is coming soon, and you may be looking for Holy Week craft ideas to help your kids learn about Jesus’ final week before his crucifixion and resurrection. These…
Do you have children in your ministry who rebel often? Here is expert advice on dealing with children’s rebellion at any age.
3 to 4 years
How Children Rebel
Kids will have a ball playing the Blanket Volleyball Bible game that demonstrates how important it is to help our friends.
Bible Game: Grow Friendship With Blanket Volleyball
In this Palm Sunday devotion, children will offer worship to the greatest celebrity of all—Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Palm Sunday Devotion
Peer pressure. Say those two powerful words, and they can strike fear in your heart! But add the word “positive” and you have a tool that will help kids learn…
Something’s catching — and these preteens are hooked! Here’s how to make faith contagious to these kids in your ministry.
Warning: Christianity May Be Catching on With Preteens
Are you raising leaders in your children’s ministry? Most formal leadership training doesn’t even begin before the age of 25, when corporations provide staff with assessments, coaching, and training. Helping…
Kids’ relationships need tools, effort, and time to build. It can be challenging for your kids to make lasting friends, though, when they may only see each other for one…
Kids try not to “let down” their buddies in this hands-off, high-energy Valentine’s Day game.
Scripture: Psalm 36:5-9
balloons (1 per person)
permanent markers for older kids…
Bribes — long a staple in Christian classrooms — may be more harmful than helpful. Read on to find out more.
You remember the familiar image of the stubborn donkey…
Kids dig into God’s sweet love for them and offer their love in return in this Valentine’s Day devotion.
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-12