The Lazarus Race

Supplies: Upbeat Children’s Christian music A package of cheap toilet paper. Small prizes in a prize chest Pick 3 girls and 3 boys One child will be Lazarus, the other two will wrap Lazarus in toilet paper to imitate the burial wrappings of the bible time period. Turn music on and the race begins. The […]

The Rules – Puppet Skit

(Adapt this script to fit your setting and rules) Pastor: We have four rules in S.P.I. Kids. Who can tell me what they are? Puppet: (puppet pops up shouting and jumping up and down waving its arm) "oh, oh, oh, I know what they are Pastor Paul!" Pastor: Ok, are you sure you know them?

All Things are Possible with God – Scientific Object Lesson

The Mad Scientist Presents: MAD ABOUT JESUS: Scientific Object Lessons to Teach Biblical Truths By Daniel A. Briere Object Lesson 10: “All Things are Possible with God” LESSON: We are powerless by ourselves, but with God we are strong. SUMMARY: Just as air has the power to crush a can of soda or suspend a […]

God of the Incredible

2 Kings 6:1-7; "The company of the prophets said to Elisha, Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live. And he said, Go. Then one […]

Polaroid Scavenger Hunt (Digital Cameras Allowed)

This is a fun idea for slightly older kids — probably 10 and up or so. Enlist one parent volunteer for each group of kids … a group must be able to fit into that parent’s car with a seatbelt. So, a 7 seat belt van can have 6 kids and a driver. In advance, […]

Lick and Stick

This game is absolutely hilarious! All you need is large marshmallows and some adventurous kids. Do it as a race – each child must lick the end of the marshmallow and stick it to their foreheads. Then they run back and forth to whatever start and finish line you have set up without having the […]

Are Your Children Excited to be in God’s House?

This Children’s Ministry Leadership Insight was originally written for a ‘Word of Challenge’ as a part of the Children’s Ministry Today E-Newsletter around the Labor Day holiday weekend in the U.S. and has been slightly adapted to fit the Children’s Ministry Inspiration Vault format. Kids are beginning a new year of school, the fall season […]