Happy Spring! :D
First of all, let me apologize for not getting a post out last week. After having a great trip to Alaska, I had an orchestra recording week. This included 3 rehearsals and a recording session...on top of every day school, church, and regular ministry stuff. Sooooo...yeah...my days just got away from me, and I just simply couldn't fit it in until now! LOL Hopefully, this one will be of use to you, and make it worth the wait.
Let's talk Children's Ministry Resources.
There are so many things out there, that sometimes, I think it gets overwhelming. In this post, I'd like to narrow it down to some of my favorites. These will include sites for curriculum, media, games, training, and no telling what else by the time I get through.
Here it goes....
KidzMatter.com This is my current favorite for curriculum and also trainings, books, etc. Check out This iKnow curriculum! This is what we are currently using for Children's Church. They also have a great magazine available, as well as, books by different KidMin authors like Ryan Frank.
Childrens-Ministry-Deals.com This site has bundles at GREAT prices! Sunday School, Children's Church, Pre-school...lots to choose from. They also have free sample lessons to check out, making it easier to decide what will work for you and your ministry.
KidsSundaySchool.com There are lots of free lessons to choose from here. Sometimes it's nice to try something completely different than the curriculum you've been using.
Kidz Matter has lots of fun media also! Interactive games, visuals, etc.
Here you can find worship backgrounds, kids videos, song tracks, countdowns...and the list goes on. Of course you have to purchase the items you want, but you may find that your sound and media ministry already has an account with Worship House Media. If so, check with them to see how it can benefit your ministry as well.
I haven't used this site yet, but it looks like they have lots of options!
YouTube has lots of ideas, as well. I like to look up Minute-To-Win-It games here, because then you can see exactly how it is played. me, I usually just do a Google/Safari search, but if you need new ideas without a specific them, check out Pinterest! :D
YouTube has lots of ideas, as well. I like to look up Minute-To-Win-It games here, because then you can see exactly how it is played.
This site has many resources: games, lesson ideas, training, leadership, and more. It's worth your time to check it out for content once in a while.
This is a place for in depth training. They have a 12 month course that covers 12 different topics. I am almost finished with my course, and will be excited to get my certificate. It has been wonderful to participate in this! They cover topics like Volunteers, Media, Special Needs, Leadership, Worship, Creativity, and more.
This is where I get lots of my Christmas dramas! I am always excited to see the new ones that come out mid-summer.
Another resource for Christmas dramas...or Easter...or choir...or whatever you are looking for.
Options here as well for musicals, etc.
Puppets, team training, props, and accessories....a great resource for anything having to do with puppetry! My all time favorite puppet? The Monohan! Check them out HERE!
Lots of really unique puppets on this site. Here is one of our favorites with which we have created a really fun character with a lisp. The kids love him! Check him out HERE.
Axtell has very professional puppets formed with latex molds. Depending on how much you use your puppets, this may be a great option for you. Lots are used for ventriloquist puppets. We love the Skunk! She is so sweet, with bright blue eyes. Very high quality, unique puppets.
This place has lots of wholesale type prizes and trinkets. Also, decor, VBS supplies, crafts, and much, much more!
Of course, Amazon has everything! But if you are wanting to purchase bulk, make sure to type that into your search.
This site has Discount Bibles, Children's Bibles, Study Bibles, Gift/Award Bibles...and the list goes on. If you've never checked them about before...for what are you waiting?! :D
EVERYTHING CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
This site does offer a subscription option, but there are many FREE resources as well. From lessons, to puppet skits, to ideas, and even a group to share and ask questions from others. Karl Bastein is amazing!
Well, that's all for today! I hope these resources will help you with your ministry, and
I'd love for you to share any of your favorites in the comments below. :D
Until next time,
Sara Vojtasek & Joel's Vision Ministries