Activity Village is not a Christian site, but there are some lovely resources there that you can adapt for your purposes. Here are the links:
As Easter is approaching, we have been keen to create a free PowerPoint teaching aid for you to use with kids, teens or even adults.
Only Part 1 is ready at present. It covers 9 powerful evidences for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Part 2, when it is ready, will deal with 5 common objections to this core belief of Christianity and answer each one.
Part 1 – The Evidence covers details of
- The broken seal
- The stone moved away
- The grave clothes intact
- The empty tomb
- The evidence of the women
- The guards evidence
- The appearances of the risen Christ
- The transformation of the disciples
- The unbelievers who changed their minds
Accompanying the PowerPoint presentation is a set of Presenter’s Notes. They are in PDF format for you to download and print out. These will guide you through the presentation, with cues indicating when to advance the slide. The notes are full enough for you to read aloud as they are, but we recommend that you “make them your own” and adapt them to suit the age and culture of the people you are working with.
Here are three sample slides, to show you the type of visuals that are included.
To download the whole presentation, RIGHT-click on the links below and save the files to your computer.
Oh, one more thing, this has been completed to the best of our ability,though quickly, to get it to you in time for Easter. So there may be some typos or something might not work as it should. We are using the 2010 version of PowerPoint, and we are not sure if the slide animations will behave themselves if you are using an earlier version. We would value your feed-back in order to get this as good as it is possible to be and help you all we can.
Please let us know if you are having problems by visiting our contact page.
Don’t forget to download your notes as well as the PowerPoint!
If you do not have PowerPoint you can now download the Resurrection presentation in Open Office Format
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
This 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.
Last year we made a little PowerPoint game for Christmas. As the post announcing this resource is deep in our archives, we are flagging it up again here, to let you know that the free PowerPoint is still available for download.
It’s a very simple idea – the two teams have to answer questions in order to light all five bulbs in their string of Christmas lights.
Right-click on the link below and save the file to your harddrive. Don’t worry if you do not have the Powerpoint program on your computer. This self-running file with open up and work just the same, using your mouse to click on the lights.