Free Bible Lessons for Kids

Teach children to love God’s Word with these free Bible lessons and resources from Ministry to Children. Find engaging lessons for toddlers to preteens, covering topics like Jesus’ life, the Armor of God, and the Fruit of the Spirit. New Kids’ Bible Lessons Free PDF Children’s Ministry Lesson Plans Free Bible Studies for Kids Download over 700+ Bible lesson plans … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: The Glory of Christ – Revelation

Use this children’s Sunday School lesson to reveal the glory of Christ to your students. Needed: Bibles, a blackboard, whiteboard, or large piece of paper to write on, drawing paper, crayons or colored pencils Intro Game: Taking Our Place  Divide students into two teams for a game of Freeze Tag. Choose one team to be It, chasing the other team. … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Bath Time with Naaman…Following Strange Instructions

            The story of Naaman is an interesting one, with a couple of quality take-away elements for children. The Bible tale itself has entertainment value for its odd Jordan River bathing and skin disease factor. But as a teaching tool it is also great to remind kids of the importance of being willing to follow God’s instructions, even when they … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Joseph Forgives His Brothers

What does repentance look like? How can we forgive others? Includes a teaching guide, 2 games, and a craft. Needed: old garment or another special item to represent Joseph’s cloak; different colors of construction paper, tissue paper, and /or wrapping paper; scissors; staples or hole punch and string; crayons or colored pencils Intro Game: Joseph’s Coat play the game from … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: The Story of Job

We can hope in the Lord no matter what! Includes a teaching guide and 2 games. Needed: Blankets or sheets or beach towels, various objects Game: Up and Down Give the students blankets, sheets, or beach towels to hold between them. You can break the students into teams or have them complete the following challenges together. Bounce an object 5, … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Joshua and the Walls of Jericho

Our Promised Land is Heaven. Includes a teaching guide and 2 games. Needed: two ropes or jump-ropes, an illustration of the Ark of the Covenant , a world map or globe, a map of the Exodus journey Intro Game: Crossing the Jordan Place two ropes parallel to each other on the floor. Explain to the students that the space between … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Esau Forgives Jacob

How can we ask for forgiveness when we’ve wronged someone? How can we forgive others? Includes a teaching guide, 2 games, a craft, and a prayer exercise. Needed: Craft paper and crayons or colored pencils for the craft, various small objects for the Poke the Bear game Intro Game Play Poke the Bear or Tag the Bear from the Jacob … More Children’s Ministry Resources

20 Fun “Virtual Games” for Kids using Zoom

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Children love games – online video conference games too! If you’re doing a virtual VBS or online kids ministry, these are some ideas you need in your toolkit. Thanks so much to Shawn M Howell for posting this video on YouTube. 20 Online Video Share Games for Kids Looking for fun games to play on zoom with kids and families? … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: God Rejects Saul and Chooses David

Use this children’s Sunday School lesson about David to teach children about how God judges us for who we are on the inside. Needed: Bibles, gift bags or wrapped boxes with dirt in them and one plain bag or box with a snack or prize to share Intro Game: Looks Can Be Deceiving part 1 Set out a series of … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Gideon’s Thankful Faith

Use this children’s Sunday School lesson to teach children about the Judge Gideon and why we should always thank God for His promises. Needed: soft ball, building blocks or cushions Intro Game: The Moraboofus This is a game to help kids see why it’s silly to be afraid of certain things. You’ll give kids a series of tasks that they … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Showdown on Mount Carmel

Use this children’s Sunday School lesson about Elijah to teach kids who the real God is. Needed: Bibles Intro Game: Thumb Wrestling Tournament  Have students find a partner. When you say, Go!, each pair of students thumb wrestle. The winners of each match pair up with another winner. The losers pair up with another loser. If someone loses twice, they’re … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Lesson: Cain and Abel

My lesson on the “fall out” from the Fall with a story about Adam and Eve’s very different sons, Cain and Abel. The object lesson and story game at the end will help students connect the message to their lives. Needed: A twenty-dollar bill (or something comparable) Intro Activity Pull out a $20 bill and hand it to one of … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Sunday School Lesson (Luke 7:1-10) The Faith of the Centurion

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In this Sunday School Lesson, children will see that Jesus has great power and deserves our faith. Download our printable lesson plan below to be ready to teach. We’ve included bonus learning activities to make your planning easier. The Centurion’s Faith: Luke 17:1-10 Bible Lesson for Kids Learning Objectives: After this lesson, children will demonstrate knowledge of the story … … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children’s Sermon on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) Blessings in Disguise Object Lesson

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This Bible Object Lesson will teach kids about trusting Jesus, even when we don’t understand how God is working through current events. It’s based on Luke 24:13-35 and tells the Emmaus Road appearance of Jesus. Download the teachers notes, watch our Children’s Message example, and gather your supplies. Then you’re ready to share this message in your church next Sunday! … More Children’s Ministry Resources

13 Free Bible Word Search Puzzles (PDF Printable)

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Printable Bible games are a great tool to have on hand in Sunday School. That’s why we love this series of free printable word search puzzles from Bible Games Central. They have options for several different passages and Bible stories. 1. God Creates the World In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God said, “Let there be … More Children’s Ministry Resources

"No Idols" Lesson #3 in the 10 Commandments for Kids

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This is lesson #3 in our study called “God’s Good Rules” that gives kids an in-depth study of the Ten Commandments. Download the complete printable lesson plan below. See all the lessons and find bonus learning activities on the series page: God’s Good Rules – A Study for Children on the 10 Commandments. “No Idols” Lesson #3 in the God’s Good … More Children’s Ministry Resources

Children's Sermon (John 21:1-19) Jesus Forgives Peter

Even the best Christians mess up, but Jesus is ready to forgive (and use them in His Service). This children’s message from John 21:1-19 teaches those lessons from Peter’s reinstatement. Print the PDF lesson and watch our video example below. Fore more teaching ideas, see our full Jesus Restores Peter Sunday School Lesson. Teaching Example Video — Jesus Forgives Peter … More Children’s Ministry Resources