Children’s Ministry Lesson Ideas for Freedom and Liberty Celebrations

Countries around the world celebrate national holidays of freedom, liberty and independence.  Some of the names include: Independence Day, Canada Day, Australia Day, New Zealand Day, Confederation Day, National Day, Bastille Day, Merdeka Day, Liberation Day, and St. Patrick’s Day.  There is a list of names and dates for each country at

How can you, the Children’s Ministry Leader, use your nation’s celebration to proclaim the gospel? (more…)

Reflections of the Father

Text (Matthew 5:45a) “that you may be children of your Father in Heaven” (New International Version)

Thought starters
Did you wish your Dad a Happy Fathers Day today?

Do you ever wonder who you look like, your Mother or your Father? Do you ever hear the term “the apple didn’t fall far from the tree?” Or “a chip of the old block?” That is a comment made when someone thinks you act or look like your Father. When an apple falls to the ground it falls below, close to the truck of the tree. You don’t fall far from your tree at home I’m sure. (more…)

Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Children’s Day Sunday School – Children’s Church Bible Lessons

Are you looking for creative Bible lessons to use in your Sunday School and Children’s Church services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Children’s Day?

Children’s Ministry Today has a great selection of lessons and games for your Christian Church holiday services at the website.

Each Mother’s, Father’s, and Children’s Day lesson is excitingly designed to powerfully instill strong children’s Bible lesson truths in a motivationally fun interactive way.

These Sunday School and Children’s Church lessons have wonderful games and attention-keeping ways of teaching spiritual truths to children. Best of all, you can download these lessons and games.

Father/Daughter Cake Decorating Contest

This is a great way for Dad’s to get an opportunity to have a fun outing with their daughter(s). A great time to do an event like this is a few weeks before Valentines Day. It makes the girls feel really special. A similar event can be run with Mothers and sons. (Another possible time in the calendar could be around Mother’s or Father’s Day-a nice twist from the typical seasonal banquets those times of year.) We give the room a festive, party atmosphere with bright, colorful balloons at each table. (more…)

The Shepherd Knows His Flock – Scientific Object Lesson

The Mad Scientist Presents: MAD ABOUT JESUS: Scientific Object Lessons to Teach Biblical Truths By Daniel A. Briere

Object Lesson 9: "The Shepherd Knows His Flock"


Do not live your life to convince others, for only God knows your heart.


Many people spend their lives trying to convince others they are worthy of the kingdom of heaven. They may try to impress others by going to church each Sunday, giving lots of money to charity, and speaking no lies or dirty language. But this alone does not make them a Christian. It does not save, because we are not the judges. In this experiment, a series of optical illusions, specialized rubber balls, and a simple egg trick will demonstrate our inability to properly judge people, because we do not know their hearts. While we may look alike and even act alike, only Jesus really knows us. It is our personal relationship with Jesus that saves us, for the shepherd knows his flock. (more…)

Mother’s Day Prayer Coupons. Younger child craft idea.

Instead of the old idea of Mother’s day coupons for a free hug, or doing a certain chore, etc. try making a small booklet where the child, or an adult helping a small child can fill in things they will pray for their mother. Add drawings and a picture of the child to make it special and unique.

For example: (more…)

Mother’s Day Song

(To the tune of Jesus Loves Me)

God made mommy this I know, for the Bible tells me so,

When I’m scared she holds me near, if I cry she wipes my tear.

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