Nativity Trail Mix

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone loves snacks, especially around the holidays, so why not share a special snack with your kids and families that reminds them of the nativity? This Nativity Trail Mix recipe and guide provides families with a fun, simple, and tasty way to remember the reason for the season all December long. Make it for them and send it home in goody bags at one of your Christmas events, or send home the printable with families and encourage them to make the snack at home together![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the printable version here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F10%2FDKM-Nativity-Trail-Mix-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Nativity Trail Mix Ingredients Pretzel Sticks Mini Marshmallows Animal Crackers Hershey Hugs &...

Happy Birthday Jesus Banner Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this colorable printable with the families in your ministry to help them decorate for a special birthday party for Jesus this Christmas! Or use the banner in your ministry setting for a special Christmas event/service or a regular Sunday morning. Just print, color, cut, and string up![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Happy Birthday Jesus Banner Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F10%2FDKM-Happy-Birthday-Jesus-Banner-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="89383" img_size="full" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/birthday-party-for-jesus/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]And if you really want to take your...

Idea Evaluation Flowchart

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You probably have and hear a lot of ideas in children's ministry, whether your own or suggestions from someone else. Use this idea evaluation flowchart to help you determine what ideas are valuable for you to pursue and which ones you can let go or table for the future. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Idea Evaluation Flowchart here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F09%2FDKM-Idea-Evaluation-Flowchart.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Prayer Pumpkin Activity for Families

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this simple but intentional pumpkin craft with your families this fall to encourage them to pray together and consider different kinds of prayer. Using easy-to-find supplies, families will write prayer requests on orange slips of paper and turn those prayers into a pumpkin to display in their home throughout the fall season![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Prayer Pumpkin Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F08%2FDKM-Prayer-Pumpkin-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="39441" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/treat-street-to-go/"][/vc_column][vc_column...

Bible Ball Game: Special Needs Resource

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This week we shared 5 essentials for kids with special needs in your ministry from Laura Deeken, and Laura has agreed to let us share a free printable resource to help kids with special needs too! This Bible Ball game is perfect for all kids, but especially great for kids with speech-language disorders. Here's how it works: What You Need: This free download A thumb ball like this one How to Play:  Print on cardstock and laminate. After the Bible story, toss a ball like this one to a child. Match the color their thumb is touching to a color question on the card. Ask the child the corresponding question. Then let the child shoot the ball into a small hoop and use the scoreboard page to record points![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Bible Ball Special Needs Game Here!" align="center"...

All About Me Ministry Printable For Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of three keys to teaching kids not lessons is knowing who your kids are and what they enjoy doing! Print off as many copies of this All About Me activity as you need, ask kids to complete the page, then keep them and share them with your team! Use the completed printables to learn about the kids you teach so you can more effectively engage them. And if you're looking for an All About Me Activity for kids to complete and keep for later, check out this free activity +printable for back-to-school season![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Printable Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F07%2FDKM-All-About-Me-Detailed-Printable.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_single_image image="86821" img_size="large" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link"...

Sunday Celebrations Printable Journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a ministry leader, you probably have a lot of plates spinning on a Sunday morning. From check-in to new guests to volunteers to supply bins, there's a lot to think about. It can be hard to slow down and celebrate the ways God shows up week in and week out. Use this 5-year celebrations journal to help you pause, reflect, and celebrate what God does in your ministry each week, no matter how small the celebrations may seem.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Sunday Celebration Journal Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F07%2FDKM-Sunday-Celebrations-Journal.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] How To Use: Print off this journal and place it in a 3-ring binder or folder. There are typically 52 Sundays a year. Each page in this journal...

Back-to-School Worry Wall Prayer Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kids have so many worries when it comes to going back to school! Their minds are often filled with anxiety about what is to come in the year ahead. Share this Worry Wall prayer activity with kids (send it home or complete it together at church) to help them recognize their worries and bring them to God.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Worry Wall Prayer Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F07%2FDKM-B2S-Worry-Wall-Prayer-Activity-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]This activity is part of the Back-to-School Faith Time Capsule family resource, a family faith kit that will help kids create a time capsule for the new school year that is related to their faith in God. Check out the Back-to-School Faith Time Capsule as well as other...

Special Event Review/Evaluation Template

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Reviewing and evaluating your ministry events can often be just as important as planning them, but sometimes we get so caught up in the event itself that we forget to evaluate! Use this simple and easy special event review template to recap your special events, take notes for next time, and keep a record of your special event details.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Word version here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F06%2FDKM-Special-Event-Review-Template.docx|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Check out some of our favorite events below! [/vc_column_text][products columns="3" orderby="rand" order="ASC" ids="7039, 49656, 16784, 19953, 84335, 81303, 9476, 22133, 14214, 45338, 76761, 48447, 11075"][vc_btn title="Explore all of our Event Resources...

Faith-Based Apps for Kids & Families

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's summertime, which means screen time at home has probably risen over the last couple of weeks as parents are trying to find ways to keep their kids busy. Help your families make screen time, God time with this awesome list of faith-based apps for kids! Download the ready-to-print PDF version, or edit the list using our customizable Canva template.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Download the PDF version here (ready to share with families)!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F06%2FDKM-Faith-Based-Apps.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_btn title="Download the Customizable Canva Template Here" align="center"...

Baptism Postcard Notes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these printable Baptism postcards to celebrate and encourage the kids in your ministry who make the decision to get baptized! Before the day of baptism, print and cut this baptism postcard printable. Then write notes of encouragement/congratulations on the backs of the cards to give to children being baptized that day. If your church chooses to give gifts at baptism, these postcards are great to attach to the gift too.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Baptism Postcards here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-Freebie-Baptism-Postcard-Notes.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="73821" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

10 Bible Games for Kids Ministry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earlier in the week we shared our top 10 screen-based games for kids. Today, we're sharing 10 non-screen-based games! Play these social-distanced games with the kids in your ministry to encourage laughter and help kids engage with the Bible story![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a Printable Version of the Games Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-Bible-Games-for-Kids-Ministry.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]BUST A RHYME - Ideal for more than five players, so this game is perfect for small groups to play together, or you can play as one large group! Invite all participants to stand in a circle 6 feet apart. Next, choose a leader to say a word from the Bible story (you can provide the words for them, or let kids come up with their own),...

Father’s Day Coloring Pages

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these punny Father's Day coloring pages to celebrate the men in your ministry on Father's Day! Some of the pages are generic for use with any father figure![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Father's Day Coloring Pages Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-fathers-day-coloring-pages-1.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="82845" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/?s=father%27s+day&post_type=product"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Lord’s Prayer Poster For Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this Lord's Prayer Poster to help teach kids about the Lord's Prayer from Matthew 6! Print it and hang it in your children's ministry space, or print a copy for each child to take home. It's also a great supplemental resource for any time you're teaching about the Lord's Prayer![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Lord's Prayer Poster Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-Lords-Prayer-Poster-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="64038" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/teach-us-to-pray-a-9-week-series-on-the-lords-prayer/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]And if you'd...

Summer Camp Parent Info Sheet Template Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Are you headed to overnight camp this summer with the kids or preteens in your ministry (here are 5 reasons why you should be)? Use this free Camp Parent Info Sheet Template to share all of the important details parents need to know in one simple document! It includes details like the packing list, itinerary details, contact info, etc.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download this freebie here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-Camp-Parent-Info-Sheet-Freebie.docx|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="82482" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/so-youre-going-to-camp-bundle/"][/vc_column][vc_column...

Free Summer Bucket List Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Give this free bucket list guide to families in your church to help them be intentional about fun this summer! [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Summer Bucket List Printable Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F05%2FDKM-Summer-Bucket-List-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="59194" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/summer-devotional-and-buckets-of-fun/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]For instructions to make your own summer buckets of fun, as well as more Printables, templates for sticker labels and tags for the buckets, a supply list, social media images, a...

Summer Serve Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Use this free Canva template (free Canva account required) to create a Summer Serve initiative for your children's ministry! Update the provided template with your ministry information, then share the flyer/form at your church, in the bulletin, online, ask if you can place one in every chair for a few weeks in May, etc. Find ways to encourage and recruit some extra help this summer to give your regular volunteers a break! (P.S. Here are 4 places to look for summer volunteers for your ministry.) Here's how to access and use the Canva template: Click Here to open the template in Canva (free Canva account required). Modify the wording and options to best fit your ministry. Save the document as a PDF. Print and distribute via your chosen method(s). Pray for God to fill your summer volunteer...

White Carnation Mother’s Day Gift Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you know the white carnation holds significant meaning to the Mother’s Day holiday? Use this activity and the attached printable to help kids create a simple but meaningful Mother's Day gift for the important women in their lives![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download this activity here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F04%2FWhite-Carnation-Mothers-Day-Gift-Printable.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: white carnation for each child, printable for each child to fill out, markers, paper hole punch Say: Anna Jarvis is the woman who started Mother’s Day. Well, as a young girl growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anna and her mother cared for a garden full of white carnations. These were her mother’s favorite flower. In 1907, Anna...

Easter Cross Coloring Pages

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Need a last-minute Easter activity that helps kids think about Jesus' resurrection? These Easter Cross Coloring Pages are just what you're looking for! Find all of our Easter resources here.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Easter Cross Coloring Pages Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F04%2FDKM-Easter-Cross-Coloring-Pages.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="80308" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DKM-Easter-Cross-Coloring-Pages.pdf"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="80309" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Illustrate and Imagine Easter Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Help kids bring the Easter story to life by using this imaginative activity to engage kids’ creativity and invite them into the experience of Biblical times.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Illustrate & Imagine Easter Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F02%2FDKM-Illustrate-and-Imagine-Easter-Activity-final-copy.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Supplies: Butcher paper or newsprint, drawing utensils Details: Provide a large sheet of butcher paper or white paper for each small group of kids. Have them illustrate what they imagine the world was like during Jesus' time. They can draw things they may have learned from the Bible, what they imagine towns looked like, animals, sights, or scenes from Jesus’ life. The sky is the...

Birthdays to Remember List Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this birthday tracker printable to keep track of the birthdays of all the kids in your ministry. Just write the date number and name of each child under the corresponding month! Then keep this list handy to send birthday cards several months at a time or for a quick reference on Sunday morning to see who you should be on the lookout for to celebrate their birthday![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Birthdays to Remember List Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F02%2FDKM-Birthdays-to-Remember-List-Printable-Birthday-Calendar-List-1.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_single_image image="76430" img_size="medium" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Family Fasting Plan Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share the printable on the following page with the families in your ministry to encourage them to think and pray together about what they can give up for Lent - as individual family members and as a whole family. Invite them to hang the printable on their fridge and encourage each other throughout the entire season of Lent. Remind them that Lent isn't just about giving something up. Lent is about making room in our hearts and lives for God to fill us up with His presence and His word. Find more ways to encourage families to celebrate Lent here.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Family Fasting Plan Printable Here" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F02%2FDKM-Family-Fasting-Plan-Printable.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_single_image image="76015"...

Review Questions Slide Canva Template Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Use this free Canva Template to create your own review games! Follow the instructions below and on the slides to set up your review questions. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Version Here" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F02%2FDKM-Review-Question-Slide-Templates-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] How to Access & Use: Access the Canva template in the printable linked above that has some simple Q&A slide templates ready to go! All you need is a free Canva account. Open the template, edit the slides, download the new slides as .jpgs or .pngs, and you’re ready to play! These templates make it easy to create and customize a simple and effective review game for your Bible story lesson. How to play: Call the game "Bible...

I Love You Because Jar… Valentine Family Prayer Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Invite families to talk to God about their love for Him this Valentine's Day with this simple family prayer activity![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a printable copy here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F01%2FDKM-I-love-you-because-jar-family-prayer-freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] For this activity, families will need: A jar or container Popsicle sticks or strips of paper (If they don't have either of these, you can share the last page of the printable with them!) Prayer Activity: Why do you love God? Have you ever stopped to think about it? God does so many amazing things for us. God is a God of love, a God who takes care of us, & a God who hears us when we pray - just to name a few! Think about the reasons you love...

Volunteer Training Icebreaker Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this activity to open up your volunteer training, help your team get to know each other, and encourage them to start thinking about the importance of their volunteer roles. It's also a great lead-in to sharing about your ministry's vision and goals![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click Here to Download a Printable version of the activity! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F01%2FDKM-Volunteer-Training-Icebreaker-Activity.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: index cards, pens, Instructions: Pass out an index card and a pen to everyone. If you have a large group, you can split them into groups of 5-10. Tell them to number their cards and write their answers to the following questions, but they shouldn’t write their name on their...