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Lesson Plans Zone

 As the saying goes...

"If you don't have a plan for the kids, they'll have a plan for you!"

Here you will find complete lessons designed for the class or children's church.  If you are looking for children's church lesson, be sure to visit Kid's Church Lessons. (All of those lessons are included here - but that zone is exclusively children's church.) This zone includes ALL complete lesson plans.

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Premium Lessons from Philippians

These are basic bible lessons that were used for a 5-day VBS, based on Philippians.

Philippians
Basic My Awesome Adventure: Lesson 1

This is a sample lesson from the Awesome Adventure Children's Discipleship Series. If you have 3D glasses, you can view the awesome background! This lesson introduces children to the character of God and the trinity.

How to Know What God is Like
Premium Creation: From Nothing To Everything

This lesson is a review of creation, but more importantly, the purpose of this lesson is to excite kids about the fact that the God who made everything – also loves and wants to know them. By grade school, children may be tired of ‘creation lessons.’ It is important to approach it as a ‘review’ of creation and then focus on God’s love for them. Kids often feel very small, the scope of creation can make them feel even smaller. Help them see that the point of creation was us – that God wanted to create a wonderful place for people, so that we could know and love Him.

Creation
Premium Children's Lesson Plan Template

Here is a great lesson planning worksheet for children's lessons, which includes both a blank template and an explanation for how to use it!

Lesson Plan Template
Premium Adam and Eve: The Biggest Boo-Boo Ever

This lesson introduces children to the origin of sin into our world, but also touches on the appeal of sin that remains even today. The creation lesson laid the foundation for our creation and our being made ‘free’ and the last lesson on being made in the image of God that is stained, this lesson will bring them together with Adam and Eve’s fall with a two-fold application. First, that Jesus has provided salvation, and secondly, that we need to fight temptation daily so that we don’t also make mistakes (sin) that can have long lasting consequences.

Origin of Sin
Premium Andy and the Ants Companion Lesson

A parable of the incarnation of Christ, Andy becomes an ant to warn his ant friends that a bulldozer is going to destroy them. He offers a way for them to escape. Some listen and others don't believe. A powerful story that makes the incarnation of God into a man understandable to children.

Incarnation; Parables
Premium Ask, Seek, Knock

Have son or daughters asking for a certain need of theirs. Then give them the complete opposite. Teaching that God would not do this to anyone of us.

Needing God
Premium Bible Basics

LOTS of ideas for teaching about the Bible. This is the chapter I wrote for Group's Ulitimate Bible Guide for Kids!

The Bible
Premium Bible Story Mad Lib Idea

This is a super fun idea to teach on how amazing the Bible is by using a very fun introduction of creating a "mad libs" Bible story. It is funny, but has a teaching point on how God's Word came to be and what it means to be "inspired" by God.

The Good Samaritan / Inspiration of Scripture
Premium Daniel the Daring Dude

Explore hope by studying the life of Daniel, who continually put his hope in God no matter what trial faced him!

A four lesson unit on hope
Premium How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

Small Group Training
Premium Jesus in My Neighborhood? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 3 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium members) on JESUS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. The video features Jesus visiting a boy for his bedtime prayers and giving him a surprise answer to prayer!

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (3 of 3)
Premium Kid's Praise Service - Grade School

Grade school lesson with songs that can be made into overhead transparencies.

Praise
Premium Kid's Praise Service - Preschool

Preschool service complete with songs you can make as overhead transparencies.

Praise
Premium Let's Learn About WORSHIP

Lesson on Worship, including verses

Worship
Premium The Salt Lesson

Lesson on how we are the salt of the earth

Witnessing
Premium Who is Jesus? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 1 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium Members) on WHO IS JESUS. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Jesus?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (1 of 3)
Premium Who is My Neighbor? Lesson and Video

Jesus in My Neighborhood? - Part 2 of 3: This is a FREE lesson and video download (for Premium members) on WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR. The video has puppets answering the question, "Who is Your Neighbor?"

Jesus in My Neighborhood? Series (2 of 3)
Premium Wise Kids Still Seek Him (3 lesson unit)

This unit is PACKED with lesson ideas, skits, puppet routines, crafts, puzzles, and much more! A great download to teach or supplement ANY Christmas unit!

Christmas Unit
Premium Your Salvation Story

This is a guide on how to prepare a written salvation testimony with the Kidologist's as a sample. Written for kids, but good for all ages. See the PDF for printing and the sample.

How To Write a Testimony
Premium Crouching Sin, Hidden Temptation

The story of Cain and Abel is usually used as a lesson on the proper gifts to give to God, however, there is not much in the text to explain why God was more pleased with Abel’s gift than Cain’s – we just see that Abel did what was right. Whether it was because Abel’s was ‘first fruits’ and Cain’s was ‘left overs’ – or whether Cain was supposed to also offer an animal is not clear. What is clear is that Cain failed, he messed up, or perhaps even made a mistake. (though not likely) Kids fail a lot. They mess up. They make mistakes. Sometimes it is on purpose, often it is by mistake. The important thing for kids to learn is that while failure is a part of life, how we RESPOND when we fail is very important. We have a choice, we can learn from our mistake, or make a bigger mistake. We can attack or learn. Cain chose to attack. We need to learn to say, “I’m sorry” and learn from the failure.

Cain and Abel
Premium Noah: Super Soaked!

Noah and the Ark is a very familiar Bible story to most kids. Don’t treat this story as something new, instead, have fun with it, and make the point that we should obey God, even when he asks for a lot. This story is also a powerful illustration of just how much God hates sin. While he has promised never to flood the earth again, he has not changed his opinion of sin!

God's Power, Mercy, and Grace.
Premium The Sky’s the Limit

The Tower of Babel illustrates so clearly man’s core desire to ‘make a name for himself.’ At the center of “sIn” is the letter “I” – pride is the root of all sin. The issue of this story is not the mere building of a tower, but the motive for which to do so. Pride caused them to focus their resources and energy on building something that would bring them glory. We may not build physical towers, but we can often find ourselves building our own ‘towers of glory’ – we can have a tendency to devote time, energy and resources on things that will make us look good, instead of furthering the Kingdom of God. Kids can relate to the pressure to be ‘popular’ – but they can learn that it is more important to focus on the difference you can make in the world, rather than how many people you.

Tower of Babel
Premium To Go, or Not to Go

Abram had no idea where or why – but he obeyed. This lesson is not just about a man from long ago, but about God’s call to us everyday to GO when he says “GO” and to trust Him even when we can't see the reasons, the outcome or the situation before we get there. Try to get the children to sense the adventure there is when we follow God into the unknown.

Abram's Call
Premium Now THAT's a Promise!

The story of God’s promise to Abram is one of the most significant stories in the Bible in that it began the process of making the way for the Redeemer to come. For us today, Abram serves as a good example of how to respond to God’s promises and offers to us. Many times in the New Testament, Abram is used as an example of faith, because Abram believed and acted on his belief before he had any ‘proof.’ Faith is acting on what we believe, and trusting God with the outcome.

Covenant w/ Abraham
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Here is a great lesson for children on the story of Balaam's talking donkey. Through this story, kids will learn that they need to listen for God's guidance.

Children's Lesson
Premium 3 Steps for Taking Ownership of Your Curriculum

The curriculum we use should not set the direction of our children's ministry. As a #kidmin leader, you should tell the curriculum the direction of your ministry.

Curriculum, Planning, Leadership
Premium As Unique As a Snowflake

This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.

Preschool Bible Lesson
Premium Baskets for Jesus!

He drives, he shoots, he scores! The Lord wants us to be active, working for Him in this lost world, serving others and sharing the Gospel to win souls. When we put our hands to God's work, the rewards are great. We are on the winning team!

Christian Life
Premium Bible Lesson: Putting God First

Here is a Bible Lesson from Haggai about putting God first.

Lesson about Putting God First
Premium Easter Sunday

What is the purpose of Easter Sunday? Use this skit to explain it to children.

Skit, Puppet Skit
Premium Engaging Your Audience

Whether you're preaching to kids or adults, @kidsconsultant Melissa MacDonald has these powerful tips to help you engage your audience. 

Preaching, Teaching, Planning
Premium Five Questions Every Communicator Must Ask Before They Teach

Everytime someone teaches, there are questions they must answer as they prepare their lesson. To those who teach children, these questions are even more crucial, because children will readily believe what you teach them.

Teaching
Premium Flying Around the World

Here is a preschool Bible lesson and game for explaining how the Gospel is available to everyone!

Preschool Lesson
Premium Give Thanks!

This lesson tells the story of a time when David sinned and how we can give thanks because God forgives those who repent and believe!

Thankfulness, Repentance
Premium God Made Everything: Lesson for Toddlers

Want to teach your toddlers that God created everything? Check out this lesson plan to help children understand the nature and power of God!

God, Creation
Premium How a Helicopter Can Show God's Power

Using a remote-controlled helicoper, you can demonstrate how only God's genuine power can lead our lives in right ways.

God's Genuine Power vs. False Claims to Power
Premium Lesson: It's What's on the Inside That Counts

Inner beauty is more important to God than outer beauty.

Inner Beauty
Premium Let Us Pray--Bible Lesson for Children

This lesson is designed to teach children how to pray using The Lord’s Prayer. 

Lord's Prayer, Bible Lesson
Premium Light vs, Darkness

Sin lives and grows in darkness where no one can see it. When we are ashamed of the sin in our lives we hide. When we seek forgiveness and repent we are in the light. The light of Jesus provides life, forgiveness and growth.  

Living in the Light
Premium Loving Kids in a Pumpkin Pie Culture

In this throw away culture where relationships change so often, how can we help children overcome their fear of being rejected for the next best thing?

Love, Affirmation, Friendship
Premium New Years Lesson

A complete lesson with MANY activities on the theme of the "New Year." Use the whole lesson or just parts of it. Teach children how to make realistic New Year's Resolutions.

Starting Over
Premium Playing on God's Team Unit Overview

This is an overview of the GOD'S TEAM series with links to all the lessons.  

Spiritual Disciplines
Premium Proverbs Bible Lesson: God Gives Us Everything

The following lesson is taken from a Proverbs series.  The children discover that we can have an attitude of generous giving when we remember that God has given us everything.

Generous Giving
Premium Psalm 63 Lesson: God Fills Me Up

This Bible lesson plan on Psalm 63 is designed for a group of children of various ages. It would work well in children’s church or a multi-age Sunday School class. It deals with our spiritual thirst for God and will help children realize their need for a relationship with Him.

Bible Lesson on Psalm 63
Premium Seeing God in the Normal and Everyday

Sometimes we get so focused on our normal routine, we forget to look for God.

Focusing on God
Premium Sharing the Gospel: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Use this large group/small group lesson to demonstrate the importance of sharing your faith.

Evangelism, Salvation
Premium Six Questions to Ask When Choosing Songs for Worship with Kids

When it comes to worship with children the choices of songs might be overwhelming, but rather than going back to the few songs you repeat each week, consider these questions to help you find the best worship songs for kids.

Worship, Songs
Premium Super Bowl Bible Lesson: Which Team Are You?

Ready, Set, Hike! Wait, which team are you on? This Super Bowl-themed children's lesson helps teach kids the importance of being on God's team!

Super Bowl Children's Lesson
Premium Teaching Kids about the 12 Disciples

Are you teaching on Jesus' Disciples? Here's a lesson plan to use in the classroom. 

Classroom Lesson, Sunday School, Disciples


  

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