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Harvest Party Games

Pumpkin Roll: Play a bowling game using mini or pie pumpkins, or have kids compete to roll their pumpkins along an obstacle course from start to finish.

Scarecrow Races: Divide children into teams. Give each team a set of "scarecrow-type clothes," e.g. floppy hat, large flannel shirt and overalls. Teams divide, with half the team on one side of the playing field and the other half on the other. At the . . . read on.

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Scarecrow Lollipop Gospel Tract

Object Lesson: Have you ever seen a scarecrow? Farmers use them in their fields. Do you know why? To scare away crows and other kinds of birds that eat their crops. Wouldn't it be great if we could use scarecrows to scare away frightening things in our lives? What are some things that scare you? (Allow for discussion). 

We can't use scarecrows to scare away frightening things, but we do have someone who has promised to be with us, to protect us, and to never leave us. We have Jesus, our Savior and Forever Friend! This is what the Bible says he has promised his children: "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid" (Psalm 118:6), "You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble" (Psalm 32:7), and "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Joshua 1:5).

Today we will make a Scarecrow Lollipop to remind us that God will protect us and never leave us, and because of this, life doesn’t have to be scary!

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The Scariest Words in the Bible

Ask children to think of scary words or things that scare them. When you say go, have them shout them out loud. 


"Oh my those are scary words! But there are much scarier words in the Bible than those, and Jesus said them! Let me read them to you." 

Read Matthew 7:21-23 from a child-friendly Bible.

"What do you suppose we must do to keep from being sent away from Jesus? The Bible tells us we must turn from our sin and turn to God. We are to say with our mouths, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in our hearts that God raised him from the dead."  
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COOL: Children Of Our Lord

For Youth Sunday I used the acronym COOL, meaning Children Of Our Lord, for my inspiration. The children sang a cool song wearing sunglasses during worship service. 

During the announcements before service, the Sunday School children sit together on Youth Sunday. I asked them why they had sunglasses on since summer is over and the sun is not shinning outside. They kept replying "We're COOL." Then I had one of the children explain to the congregation the meaning of COOL!

They all had a good time, and we received a lot of good comments from the congregation.

Dillsboro, Indiana


Bible Memory Drill: Hot Spot

One of the ways we challenge our children to recite their Bible memory verses is with a technique we call, "Hot Spot." The children line up and take turns stepping on to a designated "spot." They are then given a chance to say the Bible verse without making a mistake. If they are successful, we give them some Bible Bucks. If they make a mistake, they go to the back of the line to try one more time. The kids love doing this! However, we do allow shy children to recite their verses one-on-one with a teacher.

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  Five Christian Pumpkins

Five Christian Pumpkins sitting on a gate. 
The first one said, “Isn’t Jesus great!” 
The second one said, “He loves us, this we know!” 
The third one said, “For the Bible tells us so!” 
The fourth one said, “He takes away our sin!” 
The fifth one said, “His Spirit lives within!” 
Rolling away, they glowed so bright. 
And shared with others their Gospel light!

Copyright 2009 Barbara Kraft


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