Sunday School Activities

Kids love Sunday school activities that are fun, and teachers love Sunday school ideas that are faith-focused. Whether looking for Sunday school games or other children’s ministry ideas, we have what you need to boost your Sunday school lessons and children’s messages. Try Sunday school crafts, and allow kids to express their creative side while considering a Bible message. All of these Sunday school resources are excellent children’s ministry ideas for getting kids involved in your Sunday school lessons.

Our Sunday school activities include skits and crafts to games and activity books. You’ll love that the Sunday school games, like those found in The Best of Children's Ministry Magazine: Games, have been tested and tried in churches. Use Sunday school crafts from The Best of Children's Ministry Magazine: Crafts, and find fun crafts offering directions that are tested and clear. Teachers love that these Sunday school resources are kid-pleasing Sunday school ideas.

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Sciency-Fun WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Object Lessons (ages 3-7)
$24.99
Science experiments are a surefire way to get kids’ attention. Even better? When they get to help! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related object lessons from the popular Dig In curriculum. Your 3- to 7-year-olds will participate in exciting science fun that focuses on the life of Jesus.
 
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Sciency-Fun WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Object Lessons (ages 8-12)
$24.99
Science experiments are a surefire way to get kids’ attention. Even better? When they get to help! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related object lessons from the popular Dig In curriculum. 8- to 12-year-olds will participate in exciting science fun that focuses on the life of Jesus.
 
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Makerific WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts (ages 3-7)
$24.99
Lots of kids love crafts—and everyone loves toys and games! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related 3-D crafts pulled from the popular Dig In Sunday school curriculum. Your 3- to 7-year olds will love making these functional toys and fun projects that focus on the life of Jesus.
 
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Makerific WOWS!: 54 Surprising Bible Crafts (ages 8-12)
$24.99
Lots of kids love crafts—and everyone loves toys and games! Supplement your Bible lessons with these Bible-related 3-D crafts pulled from the popular Dig In Sunday school curriculum. Your 8- to 12-year olds will love making these functional toys and fun projects that focus on the life of Jesus.
 
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The Fumbly Bumbly Angels Instant Christmas Pageant
$19.99
A complete Christmas program on compact disc. All the spoken dialogue, sound effects, and music are pre-recorded. No worry about learning lines, rounding up musicians, or coaching kids on what comes next! The book includes suggestions for pantomime actions, patterns, costume and prop ideas, publicity clip art, and pageant guidelines. Includes Christmas hymns so the audience gets to sing along. All ages.
 
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The Giant Book of Games for Children's Ministry
$29.99
This JAM-PACKED, CHOCK-FULL book of more than 200 GIANT-SIZED games will fill your ministry with TONS of fun and laughter! With a variety of games for preschoolers through preteens, you’'ll find the perfect game for every occasion!

Each of these fun-filled games is tied to a different topic, with a Scripture connection and discussion to help kids understand the Bible point. You'’ll bring more depth and learning to topics including The Body of Christ, Salvation, Faith, Creation, Fear, Following Jesus, Trust, Forgiveness, Friendship, God’s Love, Jesus’ Birth and Resurrection, Grace, Prayer, Thankfulness, and so many more!
 
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Sticky Bible Skits
$19.99
The Skit Guys--—the wildly popular comedic duo--—deliver 20 side-splitting skits for your children’s ministry. You’'ll find entertaining faith-focused skits on a variety of topics you can use as a boost to your messages and lessons for kids. Each skit comes with five discussion questions to engage kids in faith discoveries.
 
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Wildly Creative Puzzles With a Point
$19.99
By Ali Thompson

All kids love puzzles! And now, you can take the busywork out of puzzles and instead give kids an experience that makes them think and sparks faith growth. You'’ll never think of puzzles in the same way once your kids grapple with the challenges in these pages. Each of the 52 wildly reinvented puzzles in this book is tied to a Bible passage you can add to a lesson to help kids dig deeper into the topic. 
 
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The Not-So-Silent Night Instant Christmas Pageant
$19.99
No more hours of rehearsals! This flexible, fully prepared Instant Christmas Pageant lets kids of any size cast simply pantomime parts. They'll love it--and their parents will too! CD provides all voices, music, sound effects, plus publicity helps! Patterns for simple costuming are also included. Scripts may be reproduced for the ease of student use.

Follow three young shepherds who joyfully shout God's praises after visiting the baby Jesus. how were they to know they were "disturbing the peace?" You'll join them in a Bethlehem courtroom for a hilarious trial and a surprising verdict!
 
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The Ultimate Book of Preteen Games
Was: $17.99
Now: $14.39
100 games that are right for just preteens! These games encourage cooperation, not competition; everyone contributes to the group's success. Kids cheer each other on. They feel good about participating.

The Ultimate Book of Preteen Games gives you nine types of games.
 
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The Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children's Ministry
$29.99
By Group Publishing

52 upbeat skits connect kids with the Bible as they act out favorite Bible stories! Easy-to-use format makes set-up a breeze--simply copy the script and hand it out to each actor. Each plays for three minutes or less! There's a part for everyone in each skit, so every child is involved.

Bonus: you get a CD packed with background sound effects for each skit. It's the perfect addition to your church library!
 
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Instant Puppet Skits
$34.99
By John Cutshall & Mikal Keefer

Use 20 Stories From People Who Met Jesus to enliven favorite Bible stories and to introduce children to puppeteering! Lead kids to discover more about Jesus from the people who knew him best--those he met...like one of the shepherds, Zacchaeus, a Roman soldier, and more!
 
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Instant Skits for Children's Ministry
$22.99
By John Duckworth

Teachers, volunteers, children, and even puppets can perform these 30 simple skits quickly and easily! At 5-10 minutes each, they're quick and easy, but guaranteed to deliver a Bible-based message that children will remember! Written for all who can read -- regardless of acting ability.
 
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The Humongous Book of Games for Children's Ministry
$29.99
By Group Publishing

Have big-time fun making key Bible points! In this whopping collection, you'll find just the right game for every lesson or ministry need. 220 games to super-size the Fun in Your Ministry! Always have a great big-fun game at your fingertips for any area of children's ministry, daycare or after-school programming! From creative children's workers comes this tried-and-true colossal collection!

Why just tell kids about David and Goliath and have them color a handout when you could play... Human Slingshot where kids link arms to make "slings" and launch paper "rocks" at a nine-foot high target (and then have a great discussion about the story)?
 
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Coloring Creations: 52 Creative Bible Lessons
$21.99
By Group Publishing

Use these reproducible coloring masters as fun time fillers that will expand the lesson of the day, and give children a conversation-starter to take home and share with the rest of the family.

More than just a coloring book -- each coloring page is a 3-D, multi-sensory, super-tactile creation! Your kids will color the page, decorate it, cut it, fold it, paint it, and all around change it.

These 52 Bible activity pages include coloring fun referencing Scripture, from the Old and New Testaments.
 
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Coloring Creations 2
$21.99
By Group Publishing

Have a few minutes...and want to keep kids engaged with Bible learning—and not just a bunch of busywork? Give them a creative coloring page that instantly connects them with a Bible story.
 
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Coloring Creations 2 (pdf download)
$12.74
By Group Publishing

Have a few minutes...and want to keep kids engaged with Bible learning—and not just a bunch of busywork? Give them a creative coloring page that instantly connects them with a Bible story.

These Bible come-to-life coloring experiences include 52 pages of art with a purpose. Kids will love coloring a Bible story image—then adding a fun 3-D element to it such as cotton balls, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. And teachers will find it easy to connect with kids as they color, and engage them in Scripture.
 
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The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Preschoolers
$31.99
By Group Publishing

Preschoolers are excited to explore God's Word through all their senses--creating, smelling, baking, squishing, and tasting! Appeal to their natural, kinesthetic learning style and teach 75 major Bible stories through crafts.
 
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Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Children
$29.99
By Group Publishing

Kids love crafts! And teachers love to use crafts that connect with Bible stories. This hefty and handy volume offers approximately 200 craft options for nearly every major Bible story! Great add-on item for customers of Hands-On Bible Curriculum, FaithWeaver Bible Curriculum, KidsOwn Worship and FaithWeaver Friends programs—contains specific ways to coordinate crafts with these lessons.
 
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The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry
$31.99
By Group Publishing

Games to help you reinforce a Bible truth, explore a Bible principle, and cement Bible learning. Fun, noncompetitive Bible games for lots of occasions: holidays, icebreakers, group builders, and road trips. Games that can be played in total silence, and games for those wild 'n' wacky times. Use fun like a magnet and draw children to the Scripture.
 
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The Best of Children's Ministry Magazine: Crafts (pdf download)
$11.99
By Group Publishing

If only you knew that every craft you planned for your children's ministry would be a winner...instead of a glue and glitter fiasco. Now you can be certain of success with these 100+ crafts that have appeared in Children's Ministry magazine. These are the best of the best--tried, tested, and stamped with the Children's Ministry magazine seal of approval.
Readers who use this collection of crafts will enjoy...
  • Confidence--these are the best crafts submitted to Children's Ministry magazine--the most-read magazine for children's workers.
  • Ease--crafts were submitted by children's workers like you, and have been tested with real kids in real churches. The directions are tested and clear.
  • Fun--these crafts are guaranteed kid-pleasers. Even better: they're teacher pleasers!
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    The Best of Children's Ministry Magazine: Games
    Was: $17.99
    Now: $14.39
    If only every game you played with kids in your ministry were a "that was fun!" winner that kids couldn't wait to play again. Now you can be certain of game success with these 100+ games that have appeared in Children's Ministry magazine. These are the best of the best--tried, tested, and stamped with the Children's Ministry magazine seal of approval.
     
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    Snip & Tell Bible Stories
    By Karyn Henley

    Your children will watch in awe as Bible stories literally unfold before their very eyes. Each Bible story has a pattern for you to fold and cut as you tell the story.

    Discussion questions about the story allow you to get the children involved--by having younger children help tell the story if they know it--or having older children help cut and fold the patterns.
     
    Throw & Tell® Prayer Ball
    $12.99
    Help children develop the discipline of prayer with this fun activity. This Throw & Tell Prayer Inflatable Ball features 52 prayer prompts to stimulate active conversations with God. This fun activity will open up children's eyes to wider world issues and other prayer topics. Simply pass the ball around in a circle, then call time. Whoever has the ball at that point reads what is under his or her thumb. - 24" inflatable ball - 52 prayer topics - Excellent for Sunday school, youth groups, VBS, and more - For ages 3 and older
     
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    Throw & Tell® Life-Application Ball
    $12.99
    Your children's ministry just got bigger, bouncier...and even more fun! Group's Life-Application Ball is your secret weapons when kids show up grumpy, distracted, or bored. Simply inflate this sturdy, colorful ball and let kids toss the ball back and forth for 10 to 15 seconds. When you call "time," the student holding the ball reads aloud what's written under his or her left thumb—and then everyone answers!

    It's quick, it's easy, it's fun...and it involves everyone all of the time. The Life-Application Ball sticks to questions about the Bible point you talk about that day. Questions like: "How will you live out the Bible point when someone is mean to you?" Balls are crafted of extra-thick plastic, and designed for years of use. Help kids focus, get ready to learn, and launch lessons!
     
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    Throw & Tell® Ball: Preschool
    $12.99
    It’s fun. It's super-easy. It's bouncy. And it's GUARANTEED to get your preschoolers to open up and interact! This new Throw & Tell ball is the top teacher's tool to get preschoolers talking. With 24 age-appropriate picture prompts, children simply roll or toss the ball to each other then are prompted to discuss whatever picture the child's hand falls on. It’s perfect for play, connecting kids, and filling extra time.
     
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    Children's Ministry Throw & Tell® Ball: All About Me
    $12.99
    This addition to the best-selling series of Group's Throw & Tell Balls is your secret weapon when you finish a lesson early, kids show up grumpy, or you need an icebreaker—fast! Simply inflate a sturdy, colorful ball and let kids toss the ball around for a few seconds. When you call "Time," the child holding the ball reads what's written under his or her left thumb—and then everyone answers (or the child answers, depending on how you choose to play). Kids love the Throw & Tell Balls, and you'll love seeing them open up, laugh, and connect with one another in this new way.

    For Ages 3+
     
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    Preteen Throw & Tell® Ball: This...or That?
    $12.99
    This new addition to the best-selling series of Group's Throw & Tell Balls is your secret weapon when you finish a lesson early, kids show up grumpy, or you need an icebreaker—fast! Simply inflate a sturdy, colorful ball and let kids toss the ball around for a few seconds. When you call "Time," the child holding the ball reads what's written under his or her left thumb—and then everyone answers (or the child answers, depending on how you choose to play). Kids love the Throw & Tell Balls, and you'll love seeing them open up, laugh, and connect with one another in this new way.
     
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    Throw & Tell® Attention-Grabber Ball
    $12.99
    Your children's ministry just got bigger, bouncier...and even more fun! Group's Throw & Tell™ Attention-Grabber Ball and Throw & Tell™ Life-Application Ball (sold separately) are your secret weapons when kids show up grumpy, distracted, or bored. Simply inflate a sturdy, colorful ball and let kids toss the ball back and forth for 10 to 15 seconds. When you call "time," the student holding the ball reads aloud what's written under his or her left thumb—and then everyone answers!
     
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    Throw & Tell® Balls Set (Children's Ministry)
    Was: $19.98
    Now: $14.99
    Your children's ministry just got bigger, bouncier...and even more fun! Group's Throw & Tell™ Life-Application Ball and Throw & Tell™ Attention Grabber Ball are your secret weapons when kids show up grumpy, distracted, or bored. Simply inflate a sturdy, colorful ball and let kids toss the ball back and forth for 10 to 15 seconds. When you call "time," the student holding the ball reads aloud what's written under his or her left thumb—and then everyone answers!

    It's quick, it's easy, it's fun...and it involves everyone all of the time. Balls are crafted of extra-thick plastic, and designed for years of use. Help kids focus, get ready to learn, and launch lessons!
     
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    Buzzly's Buddies: Cave Buddies Preschool Activity Book
    Was: $5.99
    Now: $3.59
    Give your preschooler hours of color it, find it, puzzle it, love it, faith-building fun!
     
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    Buzzly's Buddies: Cave Buddies Activity Book
    Was: $5.99
    Now: $3.59
    All aboard for sketch it, find it, puzzle it, love it, faith-building fun!
     
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    Coloring Creations Greeting Cards: Splash
    $12.99
    NEW! Coloring Creations Greeting Cards™ for KIDS!

    At last: keepsake cards kids can’t wait to create! Coloring these fun greeting cards helps kids explore and express their creativity…sharpen artistic skills…and grin with “I made it myself” satisfaction when lucky recipients tape each one-of-a-kind masterpiece to a refrigerator door.
     
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    Coloring Creations Greeting Cards: Critters
    $12.99
    NEW! Coloring Creations Greeting Cards™ for KIDS!

    At last: keepsake cards kids can't wait to create!

    Coloring these fun greeting cards helps kids explore and express their creativity…sharpen artistic skills…and grin with "I made it myself" satisfaction when lucky recipients tape each one-of-a-kind masterpiece to a refrigerator door.
     
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    Forget-Me-Not Bible Story Activities (pdf download)
    $9.99
    As editor of Children's Ministry Magazine, Chris Yount discovered most teachers were adapting lesson plans to fit the unique learning styles of their kids. Forget-Me-Not Bible Story Activities gives you a choice: use the ideas as your complete lesson, or pick and choose ideas to spice up your existing curriculum.

    Each Forget-Me-Not lesson includes...
    • 7 brand-new activity ideas--ideas specially designed to reach all kinds of learners!
    • An "Extra! Extra!" box with fun bonus ideas! And...
    • A completely new way to tell the Bible story!

    • Plus, these activities reach every sort of learning style--the verbal, visual, interpersonal, physical, musical, logical, and reflective kids God has placed in your unique class!

      Here are activities your kids will never forget--and you'll remember with fondness!
     
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    The Best of Children's Ministry Magazine: Games (download)
    $11.99
    By Group Publishing

    If only every game you played with kids in your ministry were a "that was fun!" winner that kids couldn't wait to play again. Now you can be certain of game success with these 100+ games that have appeared in Children's Ministry magazine. These are the best of the best—tried, tested, and stamped with the Children's Ministry magazine seal of approval.

    Readers who use this collection of games will enjoy...
    • Quality—only the best games submitted to Children's Ministry magazine have been included in this collection of kid-tested games.
    • Fun—these games have already gotten a "thumbs up" from kids in churches like yours.
    • Confidence—it's always a good idea to have some "no-fail" games up your sleeve in case a lesson is short or a sermon goes long...and now you'll have more than 100 of them!
     
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    Easter Extras: Faith-Filled Ideas for Easter Week (pdf download)
    $5.24
    By Group Publishing

    Easter Week is an extra-important time to connect kids with the true meaning of Easter. This easy-to-use 24-page book gives you life-changing, multi-sensory experiences that help kids (and all ages, including preschoolers) explore Jesus' sacrifice on the cross--and joyful resurrection! Each activity is Bible based and reveals more about God's amazing grace and love for everyone. Fill the next Easter season with powerful devotions, meaningful games, tasty snacks, Bible stories, crafts...and lots of praise!
     
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    Find the Best Preschool Ministry Ideas & Resources

    For preschool ministry ideas on how to recruit and train volunteers, try 100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Preschool Ministry. This preschool ministry resource book also offers ministry-tested tips for working with preschool parents. Find out how to teach preschool Bible lessons using fresh and creative strategies. With the best children's ministry resources, you can re-energize your leaders while helping preschoolers fall in love with Jesus.

    For creative preschool ministry ideas for Sunday school, try Big, Big God. This preschool ministry resource book will help you share Sunday school lessons and Bible stories that use the senses. The preschool Bible lessons in this book come to life through games, storytelling, crafts, snacks, and more. Teachers love that this children's ministry resource features easy-to-follow lesson plans that engage preschool students.

    Looking for preschool ministry ideas for crafts? We offer preschool ministry resources that encourage kids to explore God's Word through all their senses by creating, smelling, baking, squishing, feeling and tasting. You can find preschool Bible lessons on how to do all of this in The Encyclopedia of Bible Crafts for Preschoolers. This children's ministry resource book offers ways to teach Bible stories through fun, age-appropriate crafts.

    If you want preschool ministry ideas on how to better share Bible stories try Bible Big Books from Hands-On Bible Curriculum. These books are preschool ministry resources created for telling a Bible story aloud to a classroom of preschoolers. Using these books in preschool Bible lessons is a great idea, as each book is beautifully illustrated and features a kid-friendly telling of a Bible story. With these children's ministry resources you can cover foundational Bible stories by topic—like Jesus’ Birth and The Miracle of Easter—or by person—like Jonah and Moses.

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