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You Are God’s One-of-a-Kind Valentine

This year, Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday. That makes it the perfect theme for a midweek children’s Bible class or event! Don’t worry—this isn’t a typical Valentine’s Day, lovey-dovey theme. It’s a theme about the real, amazing, and grace-filled love of God! Because of Jesus, this love covers all of our sins and makes…

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Let’s Have a Snow Day!

As the weeks of winter start to add up, are the kids in your ministry getting antsy? They’re probably spending the large majority of their time inside these days and it’s probably getting old, really quickly. Your staff members and volunteers might have cabin fever, too. Now is the perfect time to bust out of…

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New Day, New You!a message of encouragement for children’s ministers

By now, most of the “newness” of the New Year has worn off. For most of us, those resolutions we so confidently made have started to wear a bit thin. Either we’ve given up or we wish we could. Throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere, it can be hard to think of January as a…

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3 Easy Object Lessons for Sunday School

Use these three easy object lessons to enhance your Sunday school teachings in 2018! Jesus Conquers Sin Bible verses Colossians 2:13–15; John 1:29; 1 John 3:5 What you need A clear pie plate A penny A half-filled glass of water Red food coloring A free standing candle Matches A drinking glass large enough to cover…

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Humilitya free kids’ devotion for Lent

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the This Is Love: Acts of the Savior Family Activity Magnet. CTA has written six FREE, reproducible Easter devotions just like this one. You can send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday…

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’Twas the Month Before Christmas

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the halls Teachers were hurrying, scurrying, Decorating the walls.   Special lessons were planned; Art projects were done With hopes that the students Would recognize God’s Son.   The service was chosen; Auditions were done. Teachers handed out parts And encouraged each one.   The costumes were…

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Counting down to Christmas is exciting, especially for children. They’re looking forward to playing in the snow, putting up the Christmas tree, and, of course, opening the presents. With all of that excitement, how can they sit still and learn during those last few school days before Christmas vacation? The good news is they don’t…

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God’s Promise to Josepha free Advent devotion for families

Editor’s note: CTA has a brand-new children’s theme for Christmas, God’s Promise Came True. You can order books, ornaments, goodie bags, magnets, Advent calendars—everything you need to draw children and families closer to our Savior this Christmas season! Today’s devotion is one of four FREE devotions that accompany the Countdown to Christmas Children’s Activity. (Bring…

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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving devotion for kids

You will need a bag of candy corn. Make sure you have enough pieces for each child to have three or four kernels for an activity later in the devotion. Raise your hand if you have gone on a trip with your family. Have any of you ever moved away from your house and gone…

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Children’s Christmas Service?Start your planning here!

Is it true that Christmas is only a few weeks away? Time is flying! For those of you planning Christmas services for your children’s ministry, it is time to get everything in order! Have you seen CTA’s two, brand-new children’s Christmas services? The theme is God’s Promise Came True and each service (one for elementary…

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