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"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up" Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NIV)


Children's Ministry Bible Lessons - 2018

Children's Ministry Bible Lessons
Teach kids to follow Jesus---Make every minute count! Check out our Bible lesson plans, Sunday school curriculum, Children's sermons, Bible games, Christian skits, and Christian craft activities--for elementary-aged classes, kids' church, midweek, and Bible clubs too! 


Bible Skits and Dramas (07/05/2018)

for Children's Ministry

Sample The Prodigal Son from the BE-Attitudes for Kids

Prodigal son skit Narrator reads the script and the actors follow the italicized instructions. An excellent option for non-readers. (Prodigal means reckless, wasteful, uncontrolled.)

Actors: Narrator, Father, Younger Son.

Props: Fake or real money. (Give to Father.)

Narrator: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, `Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property and gave half to his younger son."

Father, give the younger son half your money.

Narrator: The younger son decided he didn't want to live with his father, so he took the money and ran off to a distant land.

Take the money and run away, Younger Son.

Narrator: While he was away, the younger son got into all kinds of trouble and spent all the money his father had given him doing all sorts of bad things. Now he was broke and tired and hungry!

Look broke and tired and hungry, Younger Son.

Narrator: The younger son decided to find a job, but the only job he could find was feeding pigs.

Say, "Yuk!", Younger Son.

Narrator: Eventually the younger son got so hungry that even the pig's food started to look good to him!

Go back to your father and beg his forgiveness on your knees, Younger Son. 

The rest of this script is included in our Bible lesson plans, the BE-Attitudes for Kids.

Or check out our Bible Skit books!

The Five Finger Prayer (06/27/2018)

STOP and PRAY! Although effective for any age it is extremely effective for children ages 2 to 5. 

Stop and pray-five finger prayer 1. Your thumb is nearest to you. Begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty." 

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers. 

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger, the smallest finger of all. Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Teach kids the Prayer Jesus taught his disciples to pray.

Find the perfect Sunday School curriculum for your children's ministry.

Bible Lesson Plans (06/25/2018)

--Sample chapter 2 of our curriculum His Name Shall Be Called . . . 

Names of God Bible LessonsFocus: God's royal names. When we belong to God, we are part of his kingdom. (Revelation 17:14; Isaiah 9:6 and 28:5)

Enrichment Idea
Choose one child, or an adult (such as your pastor), to be the King. Ask the children, "What does a king wear?" (Listen for answers. As the children name various items such as a robe or cape, crown, scepter, etc. have these kinds of accessories available for them to dress the "king.")

 Point to the "king" and say, "If I told you this is the King of kings, what do you think that would mean?" (Receive answers.) It would mean that this king is above all other kings in the world. No one would be greater than he. It would mean that his subjects, his people, his servants, would all obey him and follow all of his commands.

In the Bible Jesus is given many royal names. The Bible says, (write verse on board) ". . . he is Lord of lords and King of kings--and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers" Revelation 17:14. Jesus is above all lords, princes, and kings. (Now ask for volunteers to be the servants. Have them kneel before the "king.") How would these servants know what the king wants them to do or how they should behave? (Listen to answers.) He would have to tell them. They would have to listen. How can we know what Jesus, the King of kings, wants us to do? Yes, read the Bible, come to church, pay attention to the lesson, and talk to him/pray. And most importantly, obey him. We can ask for his help too. In fact, he wants us to ask for help! The Bible says, "Call on me and I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know" Jeremiah 33:3. That verse has even been called God's phone number. Prayer is our direct line to God! The King of kings calls us to obey him, and when we do, he gives us the name, faithful followers.

The Bible also calls Jesus the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). How is Jesus the Prince of
peace? (Receive answers.) The Bible says apart from Jesus, we are enemies of God. If
Jesus isn't living in you, if he's not your Savior and Forever Friend, then you are
considered an enemy of God (Romans 5:10)! Only Jesus, the Prince of Peace, can
make peace with God for us! 

Teach the children in your ministry about God's names in Scripture.





Bible Game: Crown Relays (06/25/2018)

Set up: Establish a large playing area with a throne area with a cross at one end, and the start line at the opposite end. (Suggestions for throne/cross: draw it on cardboard, or place They lay their crowns before the throne a chair and a cross, made from cardboard tubes, wood or PVC pipe. Cut paper into strips of 5" x 22", and then wrap to form a crown and staple shut. You want them small enough so they sit on top of their heads. Have children write their names on their crowns.)

How to Play
Divide players into teams. Players line up within their team, one behind the other, with their crowns placed on their heads. At the go, first player on each team races to the cross and places his or her crown at the foot of the cross. Players then race back to their team lines to tag off to the next players in their teams, and then sit down at the end of the line. Next players take their turn. Play proceeds until all the players have raced to the cross, placed their crowns at the foot of it, then returned to their team line to sit down. First team to finish is the winning team. When the players run, they cannot hold their crowns with their hands. If the crown flies off, player stops, picks it up, returns to the start line, and resumes the race. You might decide to change the way players race back to their team line: skipping, crab walking, hopping, etc.

After the Game Discussion
Have the children sit around the throne/cross. Ask, "Do you see your crown?" We had
a lot of fun getting our crowns to the throne. Someday, if you are a child of the KING,
you will have a real crown to place before God's throne. But, this will not happen for
everyone. Only those children and adults who have asked Jesus to be their KING, their
Savior, will be able to go to Heaven. If you've never asked Jesus to be part of your life,
to be your KING, you can ask him now.

Dear Jesus, thank you that you are the King of kings, and the Lord of lords. Thank you
for giving the Crown of Life to those who follow you.

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