Back to School Party!

Back to School Party!

It's hard to believe it's nearing the end of July already.  Some of you may still be trying to catch your breath from Vacation Bible School or Summer programs and yet Back to School celebrations are just around the corner! Here are some of the games and activities from our party last year.  Maybe the ideas will help give you a head start! Back to School Party! Check out some game ideas below and a fun way to help kids pace themselves throughout the fun! Pin the Crayon in the Box For this … [Read more...]

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Eight Great Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids

Sidewalk chalk is a staple of summer and a great way to build a game in a snap. Last week, we played a fun bulls eye game with some chalk and sponges and I thought I'd dig around for a few more to play this summer. #1 SNAIL HOPSCOTCH Draw a large circle (about 12 inches) on the ground and then draw a very large spiral board on the concrete starting at the circle and spiraling out to look like a snails shell.  Divide the spirals into spaces about 12 - 14" apart and number them.   The first … [Read more...]

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

10 Outside Games to Play with Kids

It's summer time and we're using any excuse to get outside and have some fun!  During the summer months, we disband our formal small group and head outside instead for some serious fun!  Of course, we try to use water whenever possible, but many of these games are adaptable for indoor playing (in a gym) on a rainy day as well. Sponge & Sidewalk Chalk Bulls Eye Game Picture and further instructions at Mamas Like Me # 2: Hole in the Bucket Complete Instructions at The Parent … [Read more...]

Tabletop Game: Bible Bingo (Easy DIY cards!)

Tabletop Game: Bible Bingo (Easy DIY cards!)

You may remember a post I did a while back about Listening to the Sermon Bingo.  At that time, I was plugging in various words into a Word document to make a variety of Bingo cards.   I have also printed off a bunch of worksheets from Free Bible Printables and literally cut and pasted to make a variety of cards (old school)! Well, those days are gone! I found a terrific website the other day called Print Bingo where you can input your own words it automatically generates an … [Read more...]

DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

DIY Lawn Twister: How to Make and Play!

Now that summer time is (finally) here, it's time to get outside and have some fun!  The kids at church are always begging to head outside for game time and we were delighted to hold an outdoor game party for them last summer.  You might remember spotting our lawn twister fun in the Game Night post from last July:  I thought I'd take you through the "making the game" process in case you were thinking of recreating the fun in your own church or backyard! DIY Lawn Twister What you'll … [Read more...]

Free Minute to Win It Games!

Are you looking for some quick low-prep easy games for your kids?  You've probably already heard of the Minute to Win it series with NBC, but did you know that Children's Ministry Deals often releases holiday themed Minute to Win it Games as well?    For instance, right now they are giving away (FREE!) both St. Patrick's Day Minute to Win it Game and Easter Minute to Win it Games. Grab them below! Easter Minute to Win It St. Patrick's Day Minute to Win it  Image from Children's Ministry … [Read more...]