We love to flag up posts on sites other than our own, which may be a help to our readers. Ken Sapp, on his website Creative Youth Ideas, has some tried and tested suggestions for work among children or youth.
His post “Step Up in the New Year” brings together ideas for the start of a new season.
“A person’s feet tell us two very important facts: where one is standing and which way one is going.”
Ken has collated some fun games suitable for children or teens around the theme of feet. There are bound to be several that will suit your group. One example with bare feet and marker pens sounds hilarious!!
He follows these with suggestions for opening up the spiritual aspects, using Bible references, and finally adds some very practical and thought-provoking life applications.
There is even an idea for a simple take-home reminder of the theme.
If you are looking for something to start your new season of ministry, maybe this is for you!
Right now Children’s Ministry Deals are making available for download some New Year’s Children’s ministry resources.
What is there?
There are “Minute to Win It” games, colouring sheets, lesson plans and much more. Perhaps you will find something that will suit your group. Some were previously priced at up to $25 but now are free!
So head on over to their web page and pick up your bargain!
For quick, amusing, simple and clever games Minute to Win it ones are hard to beat.
This site has them listed, with mini videos to explain how to play them.
Maybe there are a few here you can keep use. If you do, let us know the ones that worked best for your kids, by commenting below.
NBC’s Minute to Win It site
If you are looking for a source of ideas for Thanksgiving games and activities for young people, you can do no better than visit Ken Sapp’s great resource site – Creative Youth Ideas.
Ken’s recent blog post gathers up a whole heap of fun in his list of stress-free Thanksgiving games and activities that the whole family can enjoy round the table.
But maybe you are also looking for some HIGH-ENERGY games for your youth group of children’s club. Well, Ken has that angle covered too.
Check out his post entitled High Energy Thanksgiving Party Games for Youth, Children, and Adults and benefit from some tried and tested ideas.
Sometimes it is the simplest ideas that work the best. This one from the great resource and idea site, Youth Leader Stash is tried and tested.
As the writer says, you may already be using this method of quickly breaking up a large group into two or more teams. But it may never have occurred to many who are starting out in kids’ or youth work or have never come across it.
Using this method you will, in a few second, have divided even a huge group (Youth Leaders Stash say 75 kids and over!) into as many teams as you wish, each with the same balance of boys and girls, and a similar age ranges.
>> Check it out here.