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.

Events as Jesus Continues His ministry

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Jesus came to this world to walk in our shoes. He came because He promised He would. He came because He loves us and wants to be with us forever. There are so many experiences found in the Bible! This section focuses on the stories found in the gospel books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Every day Jesus showed how much God loves us.

I have found that having pictures and scriptures for the story especially during the restrictions of Covid-19 very helpful in teaching the lesson. It’s also great with Zoom.

A Night Time Visitor — Nicodemus Talks to Jesus — John 3

The most quoted salvation verse, John 3:16, is here in this story, Jesus talks to Nicodemus. He also talks about the importance of being born again. We are invited to be part of God’s family. We ARE part of His family, when we accept Him as our Savior. We show this by being baptized. This slide presentation includes the basic lesson, songs, a craft, and an invitation to become a child of God.

The Woman At The Well — John 4

Jesus Commissions the 12 Apostles to Go Two by Two then 72 sent to go preach and heal — Luke 6 & 9, Matthew 9

After Jesus spent all night praying, He chose 12 of His disciples to be apostles. Then he commissioned them to go ahead of Him to the villages of Israel and Judea to announce that the kingdom of heaven was near, Jesus gave them authority to heal, cast out demons and raise the dead. Thus the apostles joined Jesus in His mission and activities. Jesus want us to join Him in spreading the good news, too. One craft option is to make a first aid kit, so that we can help people get well too,

Jesus Anointed with Perfume mixed with Tears — Luke 7

How is perfume made? Take the smell challenge; What is that smell? Why was Jesus anointed? How can we be like sweet smelling perfume? These questions and more are answered in this presentation. Kids enjoy using their senses of smell and making something sweet smelling to give to someone as they share God’s love.

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus — Walking on Water Matthew 14

This is such a fun interactive story. Encourage the kids to pretend they are on a boat. Bring a fan and maybe a spray bottle to add wind and water to the experience during the storm. Have them get out of the boat like Peter. This slide presentation also includes songs, a craft and more. Keeping our eyes on Jesus is like a tight-rope walker focusing ahead. Try it.

Jesus’ Transfiguration — Matthew 17

This presentation starts with a show and tell. After kids share their bright and beautiful objects, we’ll talk about how God is brighter and more glorious than all these. He is brighter and more glorious than the son. Peter, James, and John were privileged to see Jesus, Moses, and Elijah in all their heavenly glory.

Lazarus’ Death and Resurrection — John 11

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and life. Everyone who believes in me will have life, even if they die. After listening to John 11 with a live drama, the children get to use Lego people to retell this amazing story of the power of God. Planting a seeds represent how God brings new life after burial.

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

This Bible story can be found in all the gospels. We’ll have fun praising God in skit or with action figures made by us! God is worthy of our praise! Jesus is amazing! Let’s praise them for all they do. The action figures are not original.

Jesus’ Birth and Childhood – Page Link

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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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