David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

Bible Passage: 2 Samuel 11 and 12 (David and Bathsheba) Bonus Memory Verse: Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13) Object Lesson: Cotton Ball Sheep What You Need:  Two people figures Cotton Balls What You Do:  Before kids arrive, read through 2 Samuel 11-12 and become familiar with the account.  Hold your Bible as you talk to the kids. Say: One day, King David was walking on his roof when he … [Read more...]

There is a Way that Seems Right (Proverbs Game)

There is a Way that Seems Right (Proverbs Game)

Bible Passage: Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. Ideal Group Size: 3-8 kids What You Need:  Large space to play in Obstacles in your path (lucky us, our gym was all set up for a dinner -- plenty of obstacles!) Blindfold How to Play:  To begin, set up a playing area with plenty of obstacles (chairs, buckets, toys, balls, cones, etc) in the way.  Blindfold a volunteer and have them stand at one end of the playing … [Read more...]

Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Moses and the Burning Bush Craft

Looking to add a little something to the story of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 3)? Check out this fun craft: What You Need: Coloring Page of a tree (we used the Mulberry tree by Van Gogh)  Red and Yellow Tissue Paper, ripped into small pieces Orange Tissue paper (optional) Glue Crayons (optional) What You Do: Color the trunk of the tree and ground (optional) Put glue all over the top part of the tree. Apply ripped up tissue paper to top of tree to give a … [Read more...]

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

Battle of the Bears (Telling the Story of Gideon with Counting Bears)

This last week in Children's Church, we were covering the story of Gideon (Judges 6-8).  I have a pretty young class right now - a lot of preschool and kindergarten, so we've been using the Preschool version of The Gospel Project.  I love the super simple suggestions for activities and the kids seem to love them! This week, we talked a lot about sorting since Gideon whittled his army down by sorting the men.   I happened to have some counting bears at home (one of our kindergarten … [Read more...]

Tower of Babel: Paper Stacking Craft  (Day #29 of the Bible Lesson Extras Series)

Tower of Babel: Paper Stacking Craft (Day #29 of the Bible Lesson Extras Series)

When it comes to studying the tower of Babel (Genesis 11), some type of building always seems to be involved.  Some kids love the hands on stacking excitement (as seen in this cup stacking video), but others in your group may prefer a quieter activity. Recently, when we were reading about the tower of Babel, I had this activity available for station time. What You Need: Colored paper or construction paper, cut into strips Construction paper to use as the base Glue What You … [Read more...]

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Day 7: Elijah is Fed by Ravens

Welcome to Day #7 of the 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras.  This series is designed to help when you're looking for "just one more thing" to round out the lesson.   You can check out the full Table of Contents here.   Today, we'll be looking at two crafts which coordinates with 1 Kings 17: Elijah is fed by the Ravens.  You can find more Elijah ideas in these posts on Growing Kids Ministry or on my Old Testament History Pinterest Board. Craft #1: Paper Bag Raven For this craft, … [Read more...]