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11 Quick Children’s Messages for Elementary Kids

Use these 11 quick children’s messages for elementary kids at any time of the year!


New Year’s resolutions are great—in theory. But more often than not they just end up getting broken by January 2. What if rather than setting goals about breaking bad habits, we taught kids to shift their focus toward living a God-centered life?

11 Quick Children’s Messages for Elementary Kids

With these 11 faith-forward experiences in the new year, kids can enjoy the new life Jesus has given them.

1. Stay Away, Sin!

Use this children’s message to help children learn to “flee sin” using James 4:7-8. Kids do a fun experiment with paper and soap in a cup of water.

2. From the Heart

Use this children’s message with children ages 6 to 9. It’s based on Romans 8:38-39. Kids make a twisty heart to learn about God’s love.

3. New From Old

Use this children’s message with kids ages 8 to 12 to teach them how God changes us when we believe in Jesus. Kids learn that they’re new creations with a trash scavenger hunt.

4. See It and Believe It

Kids ages 8 to 12 will learn about faith with this “impossible” experiment.

5. Faith Like a Seed

Young kids, ages 3 to 6, will enjoy learning about the parable of the mustard seed with this fun craft.

6. Washed Clean

Early elementary-aged kids will love this song and quick craft centered around 1 John 1:7-9.

7. Attitude Influence

Use this children’s message with kids ages 6 to 12. With just a couple of athletic balls, you’ll help kids adjust their attitudes. Boys will especially love this fun message!

8. Hard Hearts

Kids ages 7 to 12  will see that they can be good eggs with the help of Jesus!

9. Trash to Treasure

Kids will make something beautiful out of garbage as they talk about 2 Corinthians 5:15-17.

10. Hidden and Revealed

Kids will enjoy a cool experiment to help them learn about what isn’t seen. They’ll dive into  1 Corinthians 4:5.

11. Pressing On

This is a great children’s message for the new year! You’ll encourage kids to make it a lifelong goal to live for Jesus, with their eyes focused on him.

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    Candice Prakash

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