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!
Dan Scott has prepared a series of PowerPoint slides and loaded them onto Flikr. These would be great for a talk to children, youth or adults. One of them illustrates this post, but you can see them all on his Flikr account.
You’ll get all the info on Dan’s blog, together with a suggested music play list.
Thanks Dan for your generosity in making these available.
If you are looking for a fresh way to tell the Christmas story, especially to young children, there is a great idea over at Eliab.com.
Using only a soft pillow as a prop, Don Stott demonstrates his method.
While you are over at Eliab.com, have a look round. Don has heaps of really useful ideas and resources available.
There is a lovely idea which we came across recently for a simple craft project to tie in with Poppy Day (Remembrance Day or Veterans’ Day) .
You will find it on DLTK’s Crafts for Kids, together with masses of other ideas for all sorts of craft. In addition to ideas, templates and other downloadable printables are available free of charge for all sorts of projects.