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Palm Sunday craft

 

Palm Sunday craft

Image from childrensministry.com

Children’s Ministry magazine is always a fund of great ideas. There online resources are no exception.

In this craft and activity you can wave your home-made palm branches and shout praises to Jesus, while thanking God for the blessings others bring into your lives.

This idea for a family Palm Sunday celebration can be used in a church context, family worship or class room. Just adapt the setting. The discussion and craft are very versatile and helpful. Through our own emotions we can gain a greater understanding of what the Jerusalem people and Jesus felt. We can also have opportunity to value and appreciate others – and that is always good.

Here is the Palm Sunday activity and craft plan from Childrensministry.com

Valentines Day craft, games and lesson plans

That great resource site for all things kidmin, Ministry-to-Children.com, has gathered together a bundle of ideas for your Valentine’s Day children’s ministry:

  • 5 lesson plans
  • 4 craft session
  • 2 game ideas

All focus on Christ’s love for us, and how we can practically show our love for others.

For this wealth of ideas, visit the Ministry-to-Children Valentine’s Day ideas and resources page.

You may also be interested in:

Our own Valentine’s day Free PowerPoint Game.

Free Valentine’s PowerPoint game

Free PowerPoint game for Valentine's DayThis new PowerPoint game, like all the others on EffectiveChildrensMinistry.org, is completely free.

It is simple to play and has the added bonus of additional slides, suitable for a brief comment on the eternal nature of God’s love, and how it is seen in Christ’s sacrifice.

After the title image, the game is played on one slide. The children choose a number (if played as a review game, they earn the right by answering a question correctly). Once that number is clicked, it reveals a chocolate.  Ordinary chocs score 25, but heart chocs are worth 50 points!

Full instructions are included on the slides at the end, together with a suggested commentary on the bonus extra slides.

RIGHT-click on the links below to download the PowerPoint and save it to your computer.

If you do not have the PowerPoint program on your computer, you can still enjoy the game by downloading the PPS version. This is a self playing version which will start and fill your screen. Use the mouse to click and advance the slides, and then click on the cookies in the usual way.

Download the free PowerPoint game: Chocolate Hearts. (Full PowerPoint version)

Download the free PowerPoint game: Chocolate Hearts. PPS (Self running Powerpoint Show)

Fun can change behaviour

This video shows how some engineers changed the behaviour of people who usually preferred the escalator to the staircase.

Do you think this principle has any relevance to children’s ministry?
Feel free to comment below!

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