Crafts idea - Free Christmas colouring pages to download


Fun free colouring pages to download

Samantha Lacey of Church from Scratch in the United Kingdom has created five beautiful colouring pages for Christmas

Download free christmas colouring pages

"We hope you get pleasure from colouring in these Christmas pages which you can download for free. As a church, we love using other people’s resources and creating and sharing what we come up with. You can download, use, share, print, email and re-post them as you wish – please attribute the author if you download and re-share and do not charge money." 

You can find the colouring pages here: Christmas Colouring Pages

 

Crafts idea - Love Through Lockdown: a Christian colouring book


A free 24 page colouring book of Bible quotes and doodles to download

Samantha Lacey of Church from Scratch in the United Kingdom has created a wonderfull creative and hopeful Christian colouring book to be used during the Covid lockdown.

A christian colouring book

"We hope you find some calm during lockdown, while colouring in this book, take a moment for yourself or share with friends and family and spend time with God in a different way.

Love Through Lockdown was created by Samantha Lacey of CFS as a resource to help people during lockdown.

You can use, share, print, email and re-post ‘Love Through Lockdown’ as you wish, as long as you attribute the author and do not charge money for it. Churches are welcome to use it as well. Full details are in the book."

Download:

You can download the colouring book here: Download Colouring Book

YouTube video - Christmas: 10 videos for free use in church this advent


Church from Scratch in the United Kingdom made and used these videos last year and they helped bring the Christmas story into fresh focus for lots of people.

You can stream or download them, use/adapt the script, post the video files as part of your own social media output, home group discussion starters, you choose.

Christmas from scratch
 
Imagine if Jesus was born in 2021. Mary is an ordinary teenager. Joseph a normal guy. This is a modern-day adaption of the Nativity story, released as ten episodes. The Christmas story, stripped of tinsel and myth.

Download:

Download link: Ten Christmas Videos

Icebreaker - Abraham and the three visitors - Bluff Cards


A fun icebreaker on the Bible story of Abraham getting a visit from God

An icebreaker is a playful way to introduce the children to the theme at the beginning of the children's work.

In today's story Sara tries to lie to God. But of course God sees right through this. Can we also find out if someone else is lying?

Bluff cards - icebreaker on Abraham and his three visitors sunday school kidmin creative kidswork

What do you need:

- deck of cards
- candies

What do you do:

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Sunday school lesson - OT - Abram 4: 'Abram and Hagar'


Download the PFD booklet with eleven great ideas on this Bible passage

Are you looking for a Sunday school lesson on the Bible passage of Genesis 16:1-16 on the Bible story of Abram and Hagar?

We offer you the following eleven creative ideas for your Sunday school lesson.Sunday school lesson Isaiah dreams of peace ten ideas

We understand that all these ideas are way too many to fit into just one Sunday school lesson, but we want to give you the opportunity to pick and mix, so that you can choose the ideas that fit with you and with your group of children.

Here are the following ideas for your Sunday school lesson for you to choose from:

*  Tag: God has seen you  - a walk-in activity
*  I spy w ith my little eye  - a children's moment
*  You are… Uh!?  - an icebreaker
*  Storytelling tips  - four storytelling tips
*  An easy to tell Bible story   - Abram, Sarai and Hagar
*  Watch  the video ‘The Wishgranter’   - a YouTube video and discussion
*  A rainbow of God’s names    - a fun science experiment
*  Which names of God do you like?  - an object lesson
*  Playing Bingo with God’s names  - a Bible game
*  An After Eight slides down my cheek   - a Bible game
*  Is it ok to bully?   - a Bible game

Download the PDF booklet with all these ideas

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Scripture reference: Psalm 100:3, Luke 15:4-7, Matthew 9:36, John 10:1-16, Matthew 7:15, Jeremiah 50:6, Isaiah 53:6, Matthew 10:16, Ezekiel 34:1-31, John 21:17, Psalm 23:1-6, Isaiah 53:7, Matthew 26:31, Ezekiel 34:17-22, Micah 2:12, Mark 14:27, Matthew 10:6, Matthew 18:10-13

Object lesson - Abraham and the three visitors - A joke in church!


A fun children's moment on the Bible story of Abraham getting a visit from God

A short introduction to the Bible story, in which the children will learn something about the Bible story and which will leave them wanting to know more.

Show hospitality object lesson on Abraham and his three visitors sunday school kidmin creative kidswork

What do you do:

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Drop-in activity - Abraham and the three visitors - Show hospitality - FREE


Ideas that children can do before the programme starts.
Suitable for children's work, where children gradually drop in.

Today God comes to Abraham and Abraham receives Him full of hospitality - a freshly baked loaf of bread, delicious veal, butter, milk, a place in the shade, washed feet. There is no end to it!

Show hospitality object lesson on Abraham and his three visitors sunday school kidmin creative kidswork

What do you need:

- nice pillows / cushions
- A basin with warm water
- towels
- wipes to clean their hands with
- tasty snacks and special drinks

What do you do:

Do:
When the children come in, one of the leaders is ready to wash their feet.

Then they can sit on a cushion and another leader comes to clean their hands with warm towels.
After this they get some nice snacks and special drinks.

It is already a big party and the children who come in later complain that they are so late!

Bible story - Abram and a pregnant Hagar - Easy to tell Bible story


An easy to tell Bible story on Abram, Sarai and Hagar

Waiting is difficult. Abram and Sarai have lived in Canaan for ten years now. And there is still no child. The dream of the stars has also been so long ago. Could Abram have just dreamed it all? Maybe there will be no child at all. Maybe he just misunderstood God.

Sarai has thought about it too. She even has a plan. Sarai has come to the conclusion that sometimes you have to help God a little. Everyone knows that she cannot have children. Maybe God did not mean that they would have a child together. Who knows, maybe God meant for Abram to have a child with another woman. Sure, that would be it. At night, Sarai lies plotting. Abram should take her slave Hagar as a second wife. Perhaps she could bear a child.

One morning she tells Abram her plan.

Easy to tell bible story on Abram Sarai and a pregnant Hagar

"Abram, do you remember your dream about the stars? We have been waiting so long now."

Abram sighs... He sighs deeply....

Sarai continues. "Maybe we have misunderstood God. Shouldn't we wait until I get pregnant. Because look at me, Abram. That's never going to work, is it?"

Abram sighingly shakes his head. He looks so defeated.

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Game - Abram and a pregnant Hagar - Is it ok to bully?


A fun game on what it is like to being bullied

Things are going badly between Sarai and Hagar. First Hagar was Sarai's slave, but now she is Abram's second wife and the mother of his only child. Sarai is jealous and does everything she can to bully Hagar and make her life difficult.
In this game we are going to 'bully' the other party to feel what that is like.

Game about bullying for kidmin childrens ministry sunday school lesson 

What you need:

- objects
- blindfold

What do you do: 

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Game - Abram and a pregnant Hagar - An After Eight slides down my cheek


A fun game on Abram's lack of patience and being patient ourselves

Abram has been waiting for years for what God promised. Sarai has had clean enough. It was in a dream years ago. Can you trust a dream? Sarai decides the time is now. She stops the waiting and as a result, all kinds of things go wrong....

Childrens moment on Jesus parable of talents for kidmin childrens ministry sunday school lesson 

What you need:

- box of After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins, often referred to as simply "After Eights"

What do you do: 

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Game - Abram and a pregnant Hagar - Playing Bingo with God's names


A fun Bingo game on the different Hebrew names of God in the Bible

Hagar discovers two new names of God in this Bible story. Today we looked at twenty known or new names of God. In this game, these names come up again in a playful way.

Childrens moment on Jesus parable of talents for kidmin childrens ministry sunday school lesson 

What you need:

- worksheet with twenty Old Testament names of God on thick paper - download here
- a large dice
- marker pens

What do you do: 

Log in or become a member to access this idea

Object lesson - Abram and a pregnant Hagar - Which name of God do you like?


A powerful object lesson on the different Hebrew names of God in the Bible

Hagar discovers two beautiful names of God in this Bible story. He is El Roi, or the God Who sees me. And God is Ishmael, or the God Who listens to me. What other names of God do you know? What names of God do you like?

Childrens moment on Jesus parable of talents for kidmin childrens ministry sunday school lesson 

What you need:

- worksheet with twenty Old Testament names of God on thick paper - download here
- scissors

What do you do: 

Log in or become a member to access this idea