Activity Array

Here you'll find an array of activities for elementary children that can be used in Children's Ministry, after-school programs, in the classroom and by homeschoolers.

Celebrating God in the Holidays

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God instituted the first holiday (Holy day) on the seventh day of creation, the Sabbath. He knew we would need a day of rest. Later God instituted others in Israel that brought the people together in fellowship and worship. They were also to remember important days and also looked forward to future events prophetically.

The holidays we often celebrate may be totally different, but we can take the opportunity to come together in fellowship and worship.

United States Holidays:

New Years

Valentines Day

Easter — Jesus’ death and resurrection

Arbor Day – Creation

Mother’s Day

Ascension Day

Freedom days: Memorial Day / Flag Day / 4th of July Independence Day / Emancipation Day / Veterans Day

Father’s Day

Fall: Un-Halloween / Thanksgiving / Harvest

Christmas — The Story of Jesus’ Birth — 3 optional series

Jewish Holidays — God’s Holy Days:

Purim — Queen Esther

Passover — Moses and Israelites Set Free from Egypt

Passover — Last Supper

First Fruits — Jesus’ Resurrection

Shavuot / Pentecost — Ruth

Shavuot / Pentecost — Moses and 10 Commandments

Shavuot / Pentecost — Holy Spirit comes

Rosh Hashanah / Day of Trumpets —

Yom Kippur / Day of Atonement — The Tabernacle

Sukkot / Tabernacles / Booths —

Hannukkah /


Author: Janelle C

I enjoy planning lessons, directing VBS and child care programs. Children's ministry is my passion. God Almighty is my strength and inspiration. For fun I choose hiking, canoeing, camping, cooking, and reading.

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