The Best Party We Ever Had!

The Best Party We Ever Had!

If you're looking for an easy party idea, consider a super Jump party for your Children's Ministry.  Though it isn't low budget, it makes a huge impact with the kids and is an amazing motivator! Over the summer, we began an "Each One Reach One" campaign, encouraging every kid in the program to bring a friend with them. We promised that if we doubled the number of of kids that walked through our doors, we would throw a bounce house party.  Because we use KidCheck, it was easy to track the … [Read more...]

Halloween Block Party

Halloween Block Party

Hey Friends!  Don't worry, I didn't forget about the last day in my 31 Days of Bible Crafts series.  I wanted to post about our annual Fall Block party, but I wanted to wait until I had some good pictures to show you.  Of course, I always forget to take pictures while it's still LIGHT out, but I've got a few to share. Now, I'm not going to give some kind of speech on what Christians should do about Halloween, because frankly, I have no idea.  I can't decide where I stand, but I figured that I … [Read more...]

Fall Festival Game Ideas

Fall Festival Game Ideas

I love Pinterest. Well, I love the idea of Pinterest.  I like bookmarking things and keeping collections of things I love.  I "pin" a lot of things, and then quickly forget about them and never glance in that direction again.  However, today, I thought I'd actually use this fabulous site for something useful -- finding great games for a Halloween Block Party or some other Fall Festival you'll be holding at church. Be sure to check out this post of all our games and pictures from our 2013 … [Read more...]

Princess and Warrior Party {Repost}

Princess and Warrior Party {Repost}

In 2009, for our Fall/Halloween party at church, we did a Princess and Warrior theme.  The girls came dressed as princesses, sat at lovely decorated tables and ate princess pink pancakes.  Afterwards, they watched a skit about Queen Esther.  The boys met at a "campsite" in the gym, with the lights dimmed and fake fires blazing.  They munched on hot dogs and then participated in a skit about Gideon.  It was a complete blast!   Check out some of the pictures below. Princess Table Warrior … [Read more...]

Back to School Bash!

Back to School Bash!

It's that time of year again!  Backpacks are flying off the shelves, carts are being filled with crayons, kids are squeezing in last minute trips to amusement parks and swimming pools.  It's coming! Back to School!   Of course, any change in the season like this is a great excuse to have a celebration.  (It's also a great time to stock up on your kidmin supplies.  I recently picked up an off-brand of crayons at Wal-mart for 19 cents for a 24 -pack box, and K-mart has Crayola 24-packs on sale … [Read more...]

Purim Celebration Ideas for Kids

Purim Celebration Ideas for Kids

Recently, we celebrated Purim in our Children's Church program.  The kids had a blast and listened very attentively to the story of Esther and her nerve-wracking journey to save her people.  Here's what our schedule looked like: Making cookies Time required: 10 minutes Hamantashen are traditional, but we made Sugar and Oatmeal out of those bagged mixes)   Reading the Story of Esther Time required: 10-15 minutes (make sure to hand out noise makers for the kids to shake … [Read more...]