Last Christmas 2019

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last Christmas, we shared these ideas & freebies, but some of you weren't here. This year, to save you some time, I'm bringing them back in case you missed them. Ok, so maybe those aren't the lyrics, but it's true! (And you already have my heart anyway, kidmin leader.) Here are our top resources from Last Christmas (and Last Last Christmas too!)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="7171" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/2-christmas-volunteer-appreciation-ideas/"][vc_custom_heading text="2 Christmas Volunteer Appreciation Ideas" font_container="tag:h2|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"...

Tinsel Talk: Christmas Family Conversation Cards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Provide a copy of these 16 Tinsel Talk question cards for every family in your ministry to stir up intentional Christmas discussions. Or use in your ministry as part of a small group activity![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Tinsel Talk Cards here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F11%2FDKM-Tinsel-Talk-Christmas-Family-Convo-Cards-UPDATED.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="19348" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/sense-of-christmas-family-devotions-tinsel-talk-cards/"][vc_single_image image="19346" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Have a Cup of Cheer Christmas Volunteer Appreciation Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Thank your volunteers for serving in your ministry and invite them to "have a cup of cheer"  this Christmas season with this free printable![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Volunteer Appreciation Printable here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F11%2FDKM-Have-a-Cup-of-Cheer-Christmas-Volunteer-Appreciation-Gift-Printable.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Use the version with a pre-printed note at the bottom, or use the blank version to write in your own Christmas message of appreciation. Use page 2 and 3 to put together goodie bags with hot chocolate packs, instant coffee packs, tea bags, candy canes, and more for your team. You could even include a mug with your ministry logo! Use pages 3 and 4 as cards to attach to Starbucks...

Free Christmas Activity Printables

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Christmas is just a few weeks away, which means you're planning your parties, programs, plays, and more for the Christmas season. Here are a few free Christmas Activity Printables to add to your holiday cheer! This freebie includes a Christmas Word Search for older kids and an I Spy activity page for littles.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Activity Printables Here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F11%2FDKM-Free-Christmas-Activity-Printables-for-Kids.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Use these printables for: Early arriver activities Time Filler activities Activities for a Christmas party Make an activity kit to give out to kids to use over Christmas break Add to worship bags or Praise Packs for special Christmas...

24 Days of Carols Advent Activity for Families

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Julia Ball, one of our amazing Vendors, created a free Advent resource you need to know about! The full Family Advent Guide from her blog here gives families more details on the Advent season, why we should celebrate Advent, links to activities for all ages, and even the free 24 Days of Carols Advent Devotional we're sharing below![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the 24 Days of Carols Advent Activity Here" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F11%2F24-Days-of-Carols-Advent-Activity-from-Julia-Ball.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Click the button above for the 24-day Advent devotional that focuses on different Christmas carols, and be sure to check out the full Family Advent Guide from Julia's blog here. Thanks Julia for creating such a valuable...

Generosity Challenge for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Earlier in the week, we talked about 5 ways to raise generous children. Now, as we move into a season focused on thankfulness and giving back, help kids explore and practice generosity by completing this generosity challenge! [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Generosity Challenge for Kids Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FDKM-Generosity-Challenge.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Invite children to define the word "generosity," then check to see how a dictionary defines "generosity." Ask: Have you experienced the happy feeling that comes from giving (sharing)? (Allow time for stories.) Show kids page 2 of the download above and explain that this challenge will help them bring generosity into their daily lives and experience...

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice Fall Volunteer Appreciation Gift

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this printable to wish your volunteers "pumpkin spice and everything nice" this fall! Print, cut, and attach page 2 to a small bag of homemade Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix (recipe below). Or print and cut page 3, then use Glue Dots to attach a Starbucks gift card to the back![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Gift Tags Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FDKM-Pumpkin-Spice-and-Everything-Nice-Thanks-a-Latte-Volunteer-Appreciation-Gift.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix Recipe INGREDIENTS: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons pumpkin spice 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1 (12 oz) box cinnamon chex cereal 1 (12 oz) box honey nut chex cereal ...

Top Free Downloads from Year 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Deeper KidMin turns 2 years old this week, and we're celebrating with a day of free downloads, highlighting the top 10 freebies from year 2 (plus a 20% off sale in the DKM Marketplace). Just click on each picture below to access the post with the free download, and join our subscriber's list here to make sure you don't miss one of our weekly free downloads in year 3![/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title="#1 - 10 Commandments Hopscotch Printable" color="custom" border_width="3" accent_color="#3ac1e1"][vc_single_image image="8877" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/10-commandments-hopscotch-printable/"][vc_text_separator title="#2 - The Empty Cup: Object Lesson on Fasting for Kids" color="custom" border_width="3"...

7 Fall Fest Marshmallow Games

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these marshmallow games at your fall fest event or just for fun! [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Version of the Marshmallow Games Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F10%2FDKM-7-Marshmallow-Games-For-Kids.pdf|||"][vc_column_text]1) Marshmallow Toss Supplies: 5 buckets (sand buckets work well), marshmallows, rope or pool noodle (to stand behind and toss) Details: Set up five buckets with point levels written on each bucket. Line the buckets up in a row with the lowest points in the front and the highest points in the back. Players will stand behind a line (rope or pool noodle) and toss marshmallows into each bucket.   2) Marshmallow Catch Supplies: Mini Marshmallows, cups, 2 pool noodles or ropes Details: This...

Starburst Candy Devotional Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use Starburst candy and this printable devotional to help kids learn about having the right attitude that comes from the Fruit of the Spirit![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Starburst Candy Devotion Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F09%2FDKM-Starburst-Candy-Devotion-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Want even more candy devotionals? Check out the Sweet Thoughts Download: Quick devotions flavored by different candies that anyone can do! Click here to learn more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12646" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Glow Stick Object Lesson: Light of the World

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this glow stick object lesson before or after your Glow Night Halloween Outreach Event, anytime you teach about missions or Matthew 5:14-16, or at any other glow event you host! Learn more about the Glow Night Halloween Outreach Event here.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Version of the Glow Stick Object Lesson Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F09%2FDKM-Glow-Stick-Missions-Object-Lesson-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Supplies Needed: Glow Stick, Bible Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 Object Lesson: Say: Have you ever been inside a dark room? (Have someone turn off lights in the area you’re in). It is nearly impossible to see anything! For the first few moments you’re in the dark, and your eyes aren’t adjusted,...

Free Fall Fest Social Media Graphics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We know planning for your fall fest is well underway, so here are some simple, fall-themed graphics from the Fall Family Night Outreach Event to help you spread the word! Note: Because the download is a zipped folder with multiple graphics, it may not open on mobile devices.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click Here to Download the Fall Graphics!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F09%2FDKM-Fall-Social-Media-Graphics-Freebie.zip||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Use some of the graphics as they are, or insert the blank versions into your favorite graphics editor to add your own text and details! Julia Ball, one of our DKM Marketplace vendors, created these graphics (and more) to promote their Fall Family...

Pin the Spider on the Web Game + Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Just like pin-the-tail on the donkey, but with a Not So Spooky twist! Children will be blindfolded, spun 3 times, and will try to place a spider on a web picture hanging on the wall. Use this printable to make this game, or create your own. Play at church or equip families with their own at-home Fall Fest resource! [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Prep: Print off the spider web (included in printable) using specific printer settings to blow it up to poster-size (instructions included in printable). Print off the page with the spiders using normal settings. Print more spiders as needed (one per child). Tape/glue your web together (by itself or on a poster board) and cut out the spiders. Hang your web on the wall at child-height, grab some blindfolds and tape, and get ready to...

Preschool Playdate Planning Checklist

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this Preschool Playdate Planning Checklist to plan for your Preschool Playdate without missing a step![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Planning Checklist Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F08%2FDKM-Preschool-Playdate-Planning-Checklist-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]1-2 months before: Decide on your Preschool Playdate activity + calendar date. Contact any venues (if necessary) to schedule your group. Create a sign-up form* (if applicable). Share a “save the date” post, email, website event, etc. with the families in your ministry and link to the sign-up form (or provide hard-copies of the sign-up form in person). *One thing to remember about families with preschoolers is that life (and plans)...

Psalm 63 Hide & Seek Game

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earlier in the week, we shared about a website we LOVE for finding Bible games for kids, so we figured we'd share another Bible game this week as our free weekly download! Use the classic game of Hide and Seek to help teach kids about Psalm 63 and what it means to "earnestly" seek God.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download printable version of the game here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F08%2FDKM-Psalm-63-Hide-and-Seek-Game.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Psalm 63 Hide and Seek Game Time Estimate: 10-15 minutes Read Psalm 63:1: “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you…” Ask: What does the word ‘earnestly’ mean? (Honestly, sincerely, intensely, with all you've got) When you are playing the game ‘hide and seek’, how...

Nursery Care Checklist Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Since we've shared the news with family + made the announcement official, I've got baby on the brain! This week, I'm sharing the Nursery Care Checklist Printable we used to gather important information for the little ones in our nursery and to help parents feel at ease leaving their baby in our care. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Nursery Care Checklist Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F08%2FDKM-Nursery-Care-Checklist-Printable.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] For your regulars: Print a copy for each child in your nursery and complete the top section. (Tip: Using a sharpie means the writing can be seen easier from a distance!) Then laminate each one, inviting parents to use expo or white board markers to add instructions each...

Faith Without Sight Experiment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Want a taste of some of the super activities in Conquering Fear Kids Devotional from RoseKidz Publishing? The author and publishers gave me permission to share a free activity with you! Check it out![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download printable version here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F08%2FDKM-Faith-Without-Sight-Experiment-.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Sometimes it's hard to have faith in Jesus because we can't physically see him anymore. Do this experiment with a grown-up to show how seeing is not believing. Materials: 1 package of yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 teaspoon sugar Directions: Mix the yeast, water, and sugar together. Wait for about 10 minutes. See what happens! Isn't that incredible? Even...

3 Back to School Games

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these games to add some fun & competition to your back-to-school event or lesson![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download printable version of all 3 games here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-3-Back-to-School-Games-Freebie.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text] Lunch Box Race Supplies: 3 empty lunchboxes (or brown paper bags), four lunch items per lunchbox Set out three empty lunchboxes on one side of the stage and three piles of lunch supplies on the other. Each pile can have 4 lunch items, such as a pudding cup, a banana (or orange), a piece of bread, and a small bag of chips. Choose three students to race from their piles to the empty lunch boxes with one item at a time and see who can fill the lunchbox first. Just before they...

Memory Verse Cootie Catcher

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this cootie catcher to help kids review any memory verse! It’s a great time filler activity or early arriver activity, and you can send kids home with their very own Memory Verse Cootie Catcher to practice with their family![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Memory Verse Cootie Catcher here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fproduct%2Ffreebie-memory-verse-cootie-catcher%2F||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Not sure how to use this memory verse cootie catcher? Here are some ideas: Give each child a cootie catcher. Kids will pair up and take turns working their cootie catcher. They must do whatever the cootie catcher says under the number they choose. Then the other child can work their cootie catcher. After they have both gone, kids switch and find a new partner...

Promotion Sunday Social Media Graphics

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This week, we're sharing 8 Promotion Sunday social media graphics! I hope these slides help you share about your upcoming Promotion Sunday on social media! Most of the graphics have “dead space” on the graphic for you to add the date, time, or other details for your Promotion Sunday. Use a program like Photoshop, Publisher, or even PowerPoint to add text or your ministry logo to these graphics. Please note: this download is a zipped file, meaning it will not open on a mobile device. [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download all 8 Promotion Sunday Graphics Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-Promotion-Sunday-Social-Media-Graphics.zip||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]The Movin’ On Up graphic is from our balloon-themed Promotion...

Back to School Teacher Treat Bag Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this back-to-school activity to invite kids to write a note to their new teacher + make a little goody bag for them! It’s a great way to encourage kids to pray for their teachers and do something special for the first day of school.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Back To School Teacher Treat Bag Printable Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-Back-To-School-Teacher-Treat-Bags.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Supplies: Pages 2-3 of this printable, pens, goody bag items, stapler, ziplock bags Details: In this activity, kids will write a note to their new teacher (using page 2) and tell them they are looking forward to the new year. They can also put together a goody bag with items like ink pens, highlighters, post...

All About Me Activity for Promotion Sunday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this All About Me Printable to help kids record facts and details about who they are now, and check out how I used this printable in a small group activity from the Movin’ On Up Promotion Sunday Lesson on Luke 2:41-52.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download All About Me Activity Printable Here" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-All-About-Me-Activity.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Supplies: All About Me sheets (for younger kids), notebook paper, pens, envelopes Detailed Instructions: Invite the children to sit in a circle so you can give instructions before passing out materials. Say: Today we are talking about growing up. Who can tell me the 4 ways Jesus grew in Luke 2:41-52 and the 4 ways we grow too? (mentally, physically,...

Superhero Name Game Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earlier in the week, we talked about creating a culture of fun with your volunteer team, and one easy way to do that is with simple games like this week's free download. Help your volunteers find their secret superhero identity! Use this printable as a fun team-building/ice breaker activity at your Calling All Superheroes Volunteer Training, with the kids in your ministry, or just as a fun exercise for your volunteers! We invited our volunteers to share their Superhero name, their kryptonite (favorite snack or candy), and even used these names throughout the year![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Superhero Name Game Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-Superhero-Name-Game-Printable.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_single_image image="14138"...

Twix Candy Devotional Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use a Twix bar and this printable devotional to help kids learn about the importance of friendship![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Twix Candy Devotion Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-Twix-Candy-Devotion.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Want even more candy devotionals? Check out the Sweet Thoughts Download: Quick devotions flavored by different candies that anyone can do! Click here to learn more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12646" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

3 Memory Verse Games for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use these 3 games with any memory verse to help the kids in your ministry hide God's Word in their hearts while building relationships, working on teamwork, and having fun! Find even more memory verse games (12 in all) here![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download printable version of all 3 games here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F09%2FDKM-3-Memory-Verse-Games-For-Kids.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]#1 - Pins & Pans: Students must clip clothespins around a pie pan in the correct order of the memory verse! Before class, write the scripture reference in the middle of your aluminum pie pans. Then write words from the verse on clothespins - one word per clothespin. Repeat this with a different color marker on the other pie pan. Separate and...