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.

Jesus begins His Ministry

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After His baptism, Jesus often spent time with His and our Heavenly Father. God’s will was His mission and His ministry. In these lessons we learn about the first year or so of Jesus’ ministry to those around Him. He chose His disciples, taught them and others about His kingdom and righteousness, and showed God’s love for us in so many ways. Come let’s follow Jesus. Let’s sit at His feet and learn the Truth.

Jesus’ Baptism and First Followers — Matthew 3:13-17 and John 1:29-42

This is an interactive slide presentation where the kids get to do the craft along with the story so that they can retell the story. Get the paper here. At the end there is a tic-tac-toe game which reviews John the Baptist’s ministry, Jesus’ baptism and John’s introduction of Jesus to his followers. Do you want to follow Jesus?

Jesus Overcomes Temptations by the Devil — Luke 4:1-13

In this presentation we take a close look at Jesus’ temptations and how he overcame. We look at the verses He quoted in Deuteronomy and see that God is #1 and find that His Word is our Sword. We worship and obey only God. We dress a play dough child with dough armor shapes.

Come and Follow Me. I Will Make You Fishers of Men — Luke 5:1-11

Jesus was and is a fisher of men. He came to where we are; to earth. He went were the people were. He told stories, healed people, did miracles, showing God’s love and power. He changed people’s lives. Jesus calls us to follow Him, to go fish and gather people into His kingdom of love and freedom. In this presentation the kids hear the story and get an opportunity to pretend to be fishermen as they sing, do the craft and activities.

Water to Wine — John 2

This presentation happens at a wedding. Maybe you want to set the tone and decorate the room like a wedding celebration. The kids will have an opportunity to make fresh grape juice. However, Jesus didn’t do it that way. How Jesus met the need was his first miracle. We celebrate with great joy! This story, water to wine, foreshadows Jesus’ life and death, which he willingly did for us. The craft comes from Danielle’s Place.

Continue to follow Jesus through His ministry — go to —- Jesus continues his ministry


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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