Good & Bad Stewardship Examples

Another activity that I came up with for a stewardship lesson is this little game/quiz.  I thought up twelve examples of good and bad stewardship, then read the list off to the kids and they had to tell me if it was good or bad stewardship. We used answer sticks with red on one side […]

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Stewardship & Talent Lesson Intro

I used this simple object lesson to introduce our lesson on stewardship and talents.  The theme was how we can exercise good stewardship over our gifts and talents. I wrote down five of my gifts and talents: baking, taking care of children, listening, crafts and reading.  (Really, these don’t need to be stellar gifts and […]

Real & Fake Church Rules Game

I came up with this silly/serious game to help the kids learn about how they’re expected to behave in church.  Since we are just beginnin the children’s ministry at our new church, I thought we should all start out on the same page as far as expectations go. I typed up a list of fourteen […]

Classroom Rules

I just wanted to share with you our current classroom rules.  These were adapted from the rules at a camp that my son attended.  I printed them quite large, mounted them on colorful paper and finally laminated them. Classroom Rules: Listen when someone else is talking. Keep your hands, feet and all other objects to […]

This or That Game

I made this activity to do at youth group as a way for the kids to get to know one another better and to see that we’re all connected.  (It would work great with younger kids, too!)  You fill a bucket with large craft sticks which have two choices written on each side, and the […]

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway — CLOSED

I’m trying something different for June’s giveaway and offering a $25 Amazon gift card.  I’ve never done this before, so we’ll see how it works out.  Anyhow, without further ado, let’s get this thing started! Enter by following the link below.  It’s open internationally to participants 18 years and older and will end on June […]

Graham Cracker Cross Snack

I originally saw this snack on Pinterest from Kids Sunday School.  It looked so cute and easy that I had to give it a go, too! Simply cover a graham cracker in frosting (we used vanilla marshmallow).  Cut licorice to fit and arrange in shape of a cross on the frosting.  If desired, you could […]

Good Attitude Craft

One of our teachers came up with this craft to go with a lesson on having a good attitude.  She posted a sign saying, “How We Have Good Attitudes” and put it on the wall.  The kids got to draw pictures of themselves doing something that they didn’t necessarily like, but doing it with a […]

Baby Moses Game

The kids absolutely loved this game!  All we did was hide one baby doll per child around the room while the kids had their eyes covered.  When we said ‘go’ they had to open their eyes and go in search of a baby doll.  When they found one they took it to the carpet and […]

Baby Moses Blanket Craft

The younger kids worked together to make this very simple craft for our lesson on baby Moses being hidden in the rushes.  It’s supposed to look like a baby blanket that the kids decorated for baby Moses.  All you need is a large piece of cardstock, tissue paper, and glue.  Rip the tissue paper into […]

Happy Birthday Jesus

Last Sunday we had a little celebration of Jesus’ birth in Sunday School.  The kids colored these birthday cake coloring sheets which you can find at Sunday School Center in their Christmas lessons for ages 4-7.  We also had some little cupcakes and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.

Thankfulness Leaves

Our young kids made these thankfulness leaves for our lesson last week.  We talked about what we did on Thanksgiving and some of the things we are thankful for.  Then the kids colored in a couple of leaves.  They told us what they were thankful for, and we wrote it on the leaf for them.  […]

Turkey Cup Craft

Here’s an alternative activity that uses the typical kids’ handprint turkey.  It’s very easy to make and you can fill it with a snack when you’re done!  Thank you to Sunday School Center for the pattern! Materials: construction paper/colored card stock (orange, yellow, green, red) stapler orange paper cups scissors crayon/marker/pencil Directions: 1.Print turkey head […]

Turkey Cookies

We didn’t actually make these for kid’s church, but I thought they would be a great in-class activity.  Once the cookies are made, it’s easy for the kids to assemble the decorations on top.  I can’t believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! Ingredients: sugar cookie roll candy corn decorating gel/icing (orange, black, […]

KEEP OUT Sign

There is a supply closet in one of our rooms that the kids like to raid.  It has all of our art supplies, games, etc.  It’s no wonder they want to go in there!  However, it really is not set up to be accessed by kids, nor is it safe for the little ones.  I […]

No Snacks or Toys Sign

We have issues in children’s church with kids bringing in toys that are distracting, or a cup full of snacks from the snack counter.  In the past it has been a disruption to the class.  To help curb that behavior, we’ve now put up a sign on the door that tells kids to put their […]

Christmas Card Workshop

One of our church outreach activities this year for the Christmas season was making cards for all the kids who will go through the line at the local food pantry.  We ended up making 50 cards.  I went out and bought some red and green card stock, plus some Christmas stamps.  In addition to that, […]

Give Thanks Journal Craft

Last week the older kids made these cute thankfulness journals.  Our teacher just happened to have the materials sitting around her house.  She had gotten them years ago and had never gotten around to making them.  Perfect! Materials: Cheap notepade/notebooks (she said these were 3 for $1 at the dollar store and they already had […]

Turkey Thanksgiving Craft

Our young kids made these turkeys for their craft last week.  They are a little challenging, so you’ll definitely want a few older people to help the kids. Materials: styrofoam balls (1 small & 1 medium per kid) paint (orange & brown) constructions paper (yellow, orange & brown) toothpicks glue googly eyes scissors Instructions: 1. […]