Easy to do Halloween alternative

We belong to a SMALL church, and there are not many people ready to volunteer to run drawings, games and booths. What they are willing to do is sit in a chair at the trunk of their cars, handing out candy to children in the church parking lot.

What you do is have the willing, decorate their car with fall decorations or even a few creepy creatures. One that I saw even had a DVD player playing “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” out of their mini van. Anyway, they park the cars side by side so all of the trunks are facing the same direction and kids “Trunk or Treat” at the cars. It saves parents the hassel of driving them all over and it’s an outreach all in one. by Kris Bone


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Alternative costume party

Kids LOVE to dress up, but many Christians don’t want to celebrate Halloween. So, how about an “I Love Jesus” costume party on Valentine’s Day? We did this with our midweek children’s group and we all had a great time. You have to come as someone or something that loves Jesus, which gives you LOTS of possiblitiies. Maybe a Bible character, an occupation, a tree, a bug, or maybe even a rock! We played heart relay games, had special snacks, made cool heart crafts and talked about the greatest love of all, Jesus’.

by Margaret Milburn


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Easy-to-Do Fall Festival

It’s that time of year for putting on a wonderful ‘Fall Festival’ event. But in the back of your mind you remember the huge undertaking it took last year. Here’s a few suggestions that will help you organize an incredible event!

First, consider the advantages of (more…)

Great Lessons and Activites for Your Halloween and Harvest Festival Events

Are you looking for creative Bible lessons to use in your Halloween activities, Harvest Festival, or Fall Festival?

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

For example, the “Fear Not” Service and Combo Kit includes (more…)

Festival of Nations – Halloween Alternative

This fun event was designed to generate children’s interest in ministering to foreign countries. Children were encouraged to dress in costumes representing any country. When they arrived at the event they were able to “travel” to countries set up in our all-purpose building. At each country they were able to sample food from the country, learn about that country’s culture, do a craft, and see various items and artifacts from the countries. Adults served as the country hosts and they dressed in costumes from the respective countries as well. We played music and had games from other countries. (more…)

Halloween Alternative

Halloween is the only time when people willingly open their doors to people (children). At our church we take this opportunity to share the gospel and invite our neighbors to church.

Our children dress up in bible, character or occupational costumes. We allow the children to go up to the doors of waiting neighbors. After they answer the door they say Hi we have a TREAT for you and want to invite you to our church. They hand them a book marker which includes our address and church name. It also includes dates and times of services. The other side reads a scripture verse and a taped on sealed life savor. Next to the candy it reads Jesus is the Real Life Savior. (more…)

Back to School Party

BYOB (Bring Your Own Banana)

Each year we have a back to school bash and each child brings his/her own banana. We either serve individual banana splits or make a giant banana split to share.

We play all kinds of games using bananas and give away school supplies as favors and prizes! (more…)