In this outdoor summertime game, kids discover the story of Creation as they get creative in this fun relay race.
photocopy of instructions for each team
Kids explore a verse from Psalm 23 and find out what it means for God to renew our strength.
Scripture: Psalm 23:3a
pitcher of water
Keep preteen girls’ emotional and physical health from vanishing.
It’s undeniable that our culture bombards preteen girls with images and messages about their looks.
“While many of the teenagers I…
Here’s your developmentally appropriate guide-at-a-glance for effectively encouraging faith development in kids of all ages.
Faith Development for Babies
Typical Brain Development
Young babies recognize human faces and prefer them…
Looking for meaningful ways to add to your Memorial Day messages? Here are 3 easy-but-awesome ideas you can use now.
1. Memorial Day Outreach: Remembrance (John 15:12-13)
Work with parents…
Rather than run from uncomfortable topics with preteens, they need you to set everything aside—and engage in a fearless conversation.
“If God is on our side, why did my friend’s…
An effective way to get preteens to open up is to distract them. While their hands are busy, it’s amazing how much their minds and mouths open up. Try any…
Here are 7 essentials for developing, enhancing, and growing kids’ faith.
Most of us who work with children understand the importance of God’s impact in kids’ lives. Most of us…
This simple preteen devotion will help students in fifth- and sixth-grade better understand that God is the ultimate source of truth.
Looking for an opportunity to teach children about praying for their neighbors? Take your kids on a prayer walk around your neighborhood. Here’s how.
Take Your Kids on a Prayer…
Use this simple object lesson, Candlelight Prayer, to explain how believers offered prayers of praise to God through burnt offerings and sacrifices in the Old Testament, and how times and…
In this free Bible lesson, kids will learn more about having the right attitude in prayer by exploring the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.
The idea of…
Use these 3 can’t-miss Mother’s Day ideas this spring to celebrate the women who are raising the children in your ministry. These ideas adapt for use at home, as well!…
By creating these great commission maps, kids get a visual reminder of how they can influence their families, communities, and world.
Preteen Bible Activity: Creating Great…
These leafy t-shirts are a fun and creative way for elementary kids and preteens in your ministry to celebrate Earth Day!
fresh, green leaves
Late-spring is jam-packed with warmth and happiness—the perfect time to celebrate with those we love! And the kids in your ministry will jump at the opportunity to celebrate the people…
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
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…