Family Discipleship 101 Free Sample

You want the families in your church to thrive in their faith, but it seems like your efforts don’t make much of a difference. You pass out take-home sheets, only for them to be stepped on and dirtied on the minivan floor. You plan out and send home fantastic Christmas and Easter kits, only to discover that all your hard work was used for two days and then forgotten in the busyness of the season. The only parents who seem to respond well to your family-equipping efforts are those who are already discipling their kids at home. But you want to reach those who feel like they’re too busy to pray with their kids, too ill-equipped to read the Bible at home, or too new in their faith to know what family discipleship looks like. The answer isn’t to send home more resources to gather crumbs in the minivan, but to...

Easter Handprint Craft Freebie

Use this Easter Handprint Craft Printable as part of a Sunday morning ministry time, as part of your special Easter event, or to share with families to do at home! Download the Easter Handprint Craft Freebie Here! This freebie is one of the four designs included in our Easter Handprint Craft Printables resource! The full resource includes 4 different designs, and some designs even have different wording. Learn more about the full resource of Easter Handprint Craft Printables...

Palm Sunday Friend Parade Game

Play this active game to encourage kids to start thinking about Jesus’ celebratory entry into Jerusalem! Download a printable version of the game here! Supplies: Masking tape, cloth/pieces of fabric, palm branches (real or fake), music Prep: Use masking tape to draw a large rectangle/pathway in the middle of the room. Use masking tape to make a cross on the wall. Play: Say: Does anyone know what today is? (let kids answer) Yes! It’s Palm Sunday! Palm Sunday is the day Jesus began His journey to the cross. We’re going to learn all about what happened on Palm Sunday and why it was important. One of the things that happened was a big parade. To kick off our morning, let’s play a little Friend Parade game! Give each child a palm branch and a piece of fabric. Instruct kids to walk around the room. They have to...

Messiah Mayhem Game

Play this fun game at Easter time to encourage critical thinking skills and teamwork! To play, each player will receive a card with the words “Jesus,” “Disciple,” or “Soldier” on it. Only the Soldier's card will be revealed at the beginning. The Soldier's job is to find out who Jesus is. All players except the soldier will try to act like Jesus. The Soldier will point to a player and say, "Resurrection Rumble." The pointed-to player must then reveal whether they are a Disciple or Jesus. The Soldier will keep guessing until they uncover which player is Jesus. The game's objective is for the Soldier to figure out who among the players is Jesus, while the disciples try to protect Jesus by pretending to be him. Download the game cards here! This game is one of the stations of the Journey with Jesus Easter Adventure...

Feet Washing Family Activity

Share this simple but impactful Easter family activity and discussion guide with your families! It invites them to dive into the story of the Last Supper, ponder and discuss what it means for us today, and then participate in a feet-washing activity together as a family. Just print and distribute or share digitally! It’s sure to be a special time for your families to serve and love each other this Easter season. Download the Feet Washing Family Activity Here! This activity is one of the ten found in Preparing for Easter Family Devotions. In Preparing for Easter, families will find ten unique hands-on experiences like this one that walk them through the Easter story, starting with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and ending with the resurrection. Learn more about the full family resource...

Measuring God’s Love Object Lesson

Using different methods to measure different things, this object lesson will help kids think about Ephesians 3:17-19 and how God’s love for us is infinite and immeasurable! Download the object lesson here!   This object lesson comes from our Valentine’s Day: Holiday History Lesson. Teach kids the history of the man named Saint Valentine and help kids explore truths about God’s love with this 60-minute Valentine...

Valentine Bible Verse Bookmarks Freebie

Kids will have fun with this creative activity! These Valentine bookmarks are a fabulous project for early arrivers, a Valentine event, a special Valentine’s craft, or a take-home activity! Print on white cardstock, cut and color, layer them with colorful cardstock, or laminate them for a longer-lasting project or gift! This Valentine Bible Verse Bookmark set is a great activity for kids to grow in their faith, plant scripture in their hearts, and be creative! This set includes 8 2×7-inch bookmarks to create, color, and give away! Download the bookmarks here! Find matching Valentine Bible Verse Coloring Pages and Activity Pages...

Proclaim Prayer Activity for Kids

Use this simple prayer activity to remind kids of the truths of the Bible. This makes a great prayer activity as part of an Ash Wednesday service, a series on identity, or anytime you want kids to remember what God says about them! Download the prayer activity here! Recommended time: 10-15 Minutes Supplies: - Strips of paper with Scriptures/Biblical Truths on them (included in this printable) - Chairs in a circle - A Bucket or Bowl Station Instructions: - Print and cut the strips of paper with Biblical truths on them. Place them in the bucket or bowl. - Have kids sit in a circle. - Say: We are going to proclaim together. To proclaim means to say something that you know is true. On these papers, there are things we know are true, like scriptures or things we find in the Bible. When it’s your turn, pick out a piece...

Altar Moments List Guide

What is an Altar Moment? An altar is a place of sacrifice, worship, or prayer, and several people in the Bible built an altar to mark a celebration of God’s presence and work in their lives (Abraham, Jacob, Moses, etc.). An altar moment is a moment when you see, experience, and feel God’s presence at work in your life or your ministry. Altar moments may be big, or they may be small, but either way, they are stacked together as powerful reminders of God’s love and presence. They’re an overlap of God’s kingdom in your everyday life. When we experience an altar moment, we are filled with a sense of hope, joy, and renewed faith. Download the Guide Here! Why Create an Altar Moments List? Leading a ministry is hard, lonely, and sometimes discouraging. Creating an altar moments list allows you to document and remember God’s...

12 Days of Christmas Scramble Game

Play this fun, active game in your ministry this Christmas season! Here’s how to play: Divide the group into teams of 12. Hand each of the players one of the objects from the 12 Days of Christmas. When the leader shouts “go” the teams must silently line themselves up according to where their object goes in the song by communicating without words to the other 11 players. You can redistribute the objects several times to see if they can get it faster! Another option is to randomly hand out the pages of the printable to the group as a whole and encourage kids to make a full set of the 12 days of Christmas by finding all of the other pieces/people they need! Download the Game Printable Here! This game comes from one of the lessons in Sing to the Lord, a 4-week Christmas series that teaches kids about why and who we...

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Printable

Share this fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt Printable with the families in your church to send them on a fun family activity hunting for Christmas lights and decorations all December long! Download the printable here! This activity is one of the many included in our Christmas Karaoke December Family Faith Kit! Christmas Karaoke is a 4-week devotional resource that provides devotions and activities for kids and families, focusing on 4 Christmas hymns: Angels We Have Heard on High, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World, and Silent Night. Learn more about Christmas Karaoke...

Advent Coloring Page Freebie

Share this simple and pretty Advent coloring page with the kids in your ministry this Advent Season! Use it as an early-arriver activity, as part of a lesson on Advent, or even during a family Christmas service. Talk about each of the candles and help kids color each one the correct color! DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIE HERE! Want to help kids and families create beautiful Advent wreath of their own? Host a Get Ready Advent Wreath Event! This coloring page is part of the full event guide that helps you host an event where families learn about the Advent wreath and make one of their own to take home and use throughout the season of Advent. Learn more about the Get Gready Advent Wreath Event...

Fall Volunteer Appreciation Tag Printable (How Sweet It Is to Serve With You!)

Print, cut, and pair this fall volunteer appreciation tag with some candy to let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them! Use leftover candy from your fall event, or pull some out ahead of time! Share with your team on Sunday mornings and with any volunteers who help at a special fall event. Whether you give each volunteer their own little treat bag or set the large printable sign near a bowl of candy for them to choose their own treat, your volunteers will love the random surprise this fall! Download the printable here! Want even more fall resources for your ministry? Find more...

Pumpkin Walk Game Printable

Play this game with the littles in your ministry this fall to remind them that God chooses them! Download the Pumpkin Walk Game Here! SUPPLIES: Large numbered pumpkins placed on the floor in a circle or pumpkin shape Small numbered pumpkin cards in a basket or bowl music and a way to play it (could even be played from a volunteer’s phone) PLAY: 1) Place the numbered pumpkin cutouts on the floor in the shape of a circle (or large pumpkin shape), 1 for each player. 2) As the music plays, invite kids to walk around the pumpkin shape. Stop the music at random intervals. When the music stops, players should choose a number to stand on - 1 player per number. Kids will choose a pumpkin just like God chooses us (1 Peter 2:9)! 3) The leader will choose 1 pumpkin card from the basket or bowl. The player standing on the...

Backpack Blessings Relay Game

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready to play the Backpack Blessings Relay Game? It's a great, active way to celebrate the start of a new school year with a focus on Scripture![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Game Instructions here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F07%2FDKM-Backpack-Blessings-Relay-Game.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="107033" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/back-to-school-4-week-curriculum/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This game comes from the Back To School 4-Week Series that uses four different passages and school subjects to encourage children to share and show their faith as they head...

Certificate of Dedication

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A family dedicating their child to the Lord is a special time of celebration for the church and the family. Many families may want a keepsake of the day. Use this free certificate of dedication to share with your families and help them remember this special time.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Certificate Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F07%2FDKM-Certificate-of-Dedication-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="102800" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/parent-child-dedication-milestone-class/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Want to help parents understand the true meaning...

Fruit Pizza: Fruit of the Spirit Family Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you're encouraging families to taste and see God's goodness this summer, share this fun fruit of the Spirit activity with your families to do together this summer![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Fruit Pizza Family Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F06%2FDeeper-KidMin-Fruit-Pizza-Freebie-updated.pdf"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="13453" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/church-take-out-box-fruit-of-the-spirit-edition/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Use the second page of this download to share the recipe with your families digitally or as print-outs. And if you really want to...

Bible Baseball Dice Review Game

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here's a fun way to review a Bible story, lesson, or series with the kids in your ministry! This game works with any curriculum and is a great way to get kids moving and reviewing![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the instructions and dice printable here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F05%2FDKM-Bible-Baseball-Dice-Review-Game.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: Bible Baseball Dice Printable, 3 bases and a home plate set up in your space, Scorekeeper, Paper and pen, review questions How to Play: In your space, place the home plate and 3 bases in a diamond. Put the bowl of questions on one side of home plate & the dice on the other side of home plate. Choose a scorekeeper to keep track of runs and outs and give them pen...

Preteen Transition Conversation Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Helping preteens transition from the children's ministry to the youth ministry requires an intentional approach from leaders in BOTH ministries (children's and youth). Use the following questions to have a discussion with your ministry counterpart and think through the logistics of a smooth transition for preteens from children’s ministry to youth ministry.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the printable version here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F05%2FDKM-Preteen-Transition-Conversation-Guide-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Before the Transition What elements of youth ministry can we incorporate into children’s ministry? What are important milestones/skills we want kids to have before entering youth group? What...

Mother’s Day Digital Gift Card Template

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this free template to gift the moms in your ministry with a digital gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Chick-fil-a, or any restaurant that has an app or e-gift cards that let you simply scan a barcode on your phone to pay! Happy Mother's Day![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download instructions + template links here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F04%2FDKM-Mothers-Day-Digital-Coffee-Gift-Card-Template.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Beach Ball Prayer Activity For Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this interactive prayer activity (works best with small groups) to add a fun summer twist to prayer time in your kids ministry! All you need is a colorful beach ball and a group of kids. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a printable version of the game here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F04%2FDKM-Beach-Ball-Prayer-Activity-for-Kids.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Directions: Have the kids in your group sit in a circle. Tell the kids to pay attention to all of the prayer requests, but especially to the request of the kid they throw the ball to. Begin by throwing the beach ball to a kid across the circle from you. When the kid catches the ball, have them look to see what color their right thumb is touching. Depending on the color,...

Bible Story Recipe Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This creative activity invites kids to create a "recipe" for a Bible story! It works with any story in the Bible and can be used over and over again. Use it as a small group activity at church or share it with your families to complete at home! Using the template provided in the download below, create a recipe using the different parts of the Bible story! For example... the title of the recipe could be the name of the Bible story. The ingredients could be the people and places in the Bible story. The directions could be a version of what happened in the story. Be creative![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the freebie here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F04%2FDKM-BIBLE-STORY-RECIPE-FREEBIE.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column...

Free Easter Activity Pages

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these Easter Activity pages in your ministry to help remind kids that Easter is about more than eggs and bunnies! These activity pages make great time fillers, service activity pages, or walk-in activities.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Easter Activity Pages Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F04%2FDKM-Free-Easter-Activity-Pages-Updated.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]And if you want more activity pages like these, check out our full Easter Activity Books for ages 3-7 and ages 8-12! Click on each image below to learn more about that book. Both of these free printables are excerpts from the full activity books.[/vc_column_text][products columns="2" orderby="title" order="ASC" ids="99314,...

New Family Ministry Info Packet Template

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Customize this Canva template to create your very own new family packet! Everything is completely customizable: the fonts, the colors, the pictures (we encourage you to use real pictures from your ministry in place of the stock photos!), the space for your ministry name/logo,etc. Save the edited version as a PDF, then print or share it digitally with any new families that interact with your ministry (brand new parents, visiting families, etc.). **Note: this is a temporary subscriber freebie! It will soon become a paid download in the DKM Marketplace, but it is available for DKM subscribers right now for free.** [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Access the template instructions & link here!" align="center"...

Dinner With Jesus Easter Family Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this activity with your families to complete during or after Easter! Families will read the Road to Emmaus story in Luke 24 and then have a "dinner with Jesus". The provided discussion questions will help guide the experience, and it's a simple activity for families to do during dinner together.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Dinner with Jesus Family Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2023%2F03%2FDKM-Dinner-with-Jesus-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="101197" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/an-easter-week-walk-7-day-family-devotional/"][/vc_column][vc_column...