This is a REMARKABLE Mother's Day lesson that parodies one of the most popular apps our kids are playing on their iPods, iPads, & smartphones titled “What’s the Word? - 4 Pics, 1 Word”.
When producing the first “What’s the Word” lesson, the iTunes app store was showing an OUTSTANDING 5 Star rating with nearly 580,000 user votes for the game app which this lesson parodies!
“What’s the Word for Mother's Day?” gives your kid's ministry a brilliant lesson created by 19 games in 4 rounds that teach incredible Biblical truths about "Mom" to your kids!
Your kids will soar in their appreciation, love, and respect for Mom as they learn that:
- - A good mom “treasures in her heart” the events of our daily lives.
- - A good mom is a strong person and respected by people.
- - A good mom watches over the needs of her family and is not lazy.
- - A good mom is of great value because of her excellent character.
- - A good mom is a person of faith who shares that faith with her family!
The lesson wraps up with a strong salvation challenge!
If you have never experienced this INCREDIBLY POPULAR game app, here is what you can expect from the “What’s the Word for Mother's Day?” spin-off.
After then Intro Round, there are four rounds of play, each climaxing with a KEYWORD you use for your teaching/discussion point. Each game consists of 4 pictures, an empty grid showing how many letters are in the word to be solved, a grid of 12 letters to use in solving the secret word, a HELP icon (when clicked reveals one letter), and a PROBLEM SOLVERS icon to solve the secret word.
Each game shows 4 pictures that have one word in common among them. For example, if you see a fish bowl, a cereal bowl, someone bowling, and a pet food bowl, the word is BOWL!
We agree with the description of the game which this lesson parodies. Indeed it is, “Surprisingly simple, amazingly addictive, everyone’s favorite new game!”
When we have times to be together with those we love and who love us, that is what makes holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent's Day, etc... so very special and important to our lives.
In this Gospel Magic Object Lesson, 'It's All About Family,' you show three jumbo cards and ask your volunteer to choose one. It is a COMPLETELY FREE CHOICE! Regardless of his decision, you can instantly show that his choice was the correct one by revealing a prediction that has been hidden in plain sight all along.
Using the three picture illustrations of HOME, FAMILY, and DINNER TIME, your group will discover how God has given them people in their lives to be their family, to learn from them, spend time with them, and love them.
Print and fold the cards and you are set to go!
This Mother's Day lesson is:
EXCEPTIONALLY SIMPLE to prepare!
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for every child to learn!
EXCITINGLY FUN for everyone involved!
Combine a mixture of the mental acuity from the classic 'Memory' game and the audience's energy from the 'Price is Right' game, shake well, and bake at 450 for 30 minutes and you get "Mother's Day Match-up!" (Okay, you do not really shake and bake, but this lesson is still lots of fun with lots of great teaching of how kids should treat their mothers!)
The teaching in this highly-interactive lesson focuses on Leviticus 19:3 (Respect Mother), Proverbs 1:8 (Hold onto Mother's Teaching), Proverbs 23:22 (Remember Mom when she is old), and Ephesians 6:1-3 (Honor Mother).
Print the included illustrations and you are ready-to-go! (For added effect during the Price Is Right spin-off, use the four suggested objects.)
With children having so many options of how to spend their time: Internet, friends, texting, television, school, church, etc...; they need to be reminded of how important it is to spend time with their mother. This is an extremely easy-to-do and creative effect where your volunteer makes their own choices and still ends up selecting the focus card 'Mom' as they learn both Biblical and practical reasons to "Take Time for Mom!"
You only need the following to present this wonderful special effect lesson.
- Color Printer
- Cardstock or Photo Paper
I am EXTREMELY excited to get this Three-Service series online! After the REMARKABLY WONDERFUL response to the CandyLand lessons from both my kids and children's ministry leaders from around the globe, we started developing this series of services. --Pastor Gary
This set of three complete Bible Lessons explores God's guide to a healthy and happy family! With over 60 scripture verses that detail God's design for mothers, fathers, and children, your kids will truly have a strong scriptural foundation of family values.
Your group will thoroughly enjoy the interactive way the classic game of Chutes and Ladders is used to creatively present the lessons: All About Mothers, All About Fathers, and All About Kids!
Here are just a couple of highlights.
-All lessons are EXTREMELY EASY to prepare
-Works with ANY SIZE Group of kids.
-EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE for presentation.
-Print out the cards provided OR use the included PowerPoint.
Just grab the Chutes & Ladders game and you are ready to go!
AWESOME RESOURCE for Mother's Day, Children's Day, and Father's Day or to teach Core Family Values!
Healing the family is one more step toward healing the world!
This wonderfully interactive service uses the word FAMILY as an acronym to impart the God-given structure & purpose of the family.
Here is a short line-up of what is in store!
- The Circle of Family Life (a "follow the bouncing ball" experience through Proverbs 17:6
- Riddle of the Day
- 8 Music clips for exploring the concept of the spiritual atmosphere in the home
- 2 team relay demonstrating how the family works together
- A clever object lesson demonstrating how love binds a family together
- The Toilet Paper Game motivating children to become a helpful, active part of their families
- Family Squares Review Game
This motivational lesson can be done with or without PowerPoint!
Here is a 'Wonderfully Insightful and Truth-Instilling' service which every child should experience!
What makes a Mother a good Mother?
To use a pun on words, it is in her Make-Up!
At the beginning of this complete service, your children will play a wonderful Special Edition version of the 'He Who Has Ears...' game which features the names of 10 women from the Bible. Immediately following this great game, your group solves a Rebus Scripture Picture verse of Proverbs 31:28. Then, you begin your journey through lipstick, eye shadow, eye liner, necklaces, and bracelets to discover the true meaning of Proverbs 31:10 that Mother is far more precious than jewels and more valuable than rubies or pearls.
Some of the main points your group will hold on to:
- When Mom speaks, she has something worthwhile to say
- Mother keeps an eye over everyone in her household
- Mom's teachings will lead and guide her children
- and, Mother is a person of great spiritual strength.
This complete service is designed for any group setting! You can easily present this lesson with very little preparation! Just grab a couple of items from Mom's handbag and your set to go!
This service is effective with or without PowerPoint!
You will want: lipstick, eye shadow or liner, a necklace, a small piece of rope (optional), two bracelets, some mini candy bars, and a ring pop!
The title says it all! If you are you looking for something fun, different, and motivational for your Mother's Day service, then this is the lesson.
This lesson challenges children to realize that God has told their parents what they should do to raise their children! Your kids will discover that God eggspects their parents to Teach, Train, Nurture, Provide For, Control, and Love them!
You may be wondering what is up with the egg words? Well, this lesson starts off with a fun 'Egg Spinning' game. Each main point is illustrated with humorous drawings of eggs changing into a dog jumping through a hoop, a blooming flower, a smiley face with graduation cap, a steak on a plate, and more.
The Egg theme runs throughout the lesson in a fun way to tie everything together.
Note: This lesson is specifically designed to be very easy to do with a colorful PowerPoint presentation running throughout as well.
This EGGSCITING lesson includes:
-Detailed Outline for Service
-An Fun Crowdbreaker Game (Egg Spinning)
-1 Rebus Scripture Picture Verse - Prov. 31:27 (PowerPoint)
-6 Cartoon Drawings!
-How Much Are You Worth? PowerPoint Game
-1 Special Edition of the EGGSACTOMUNDO PowerPoint Game
You will need the following for this lesson.
- 12 Plates
- 12 Eggs
- Paper or Whiteboard
- Hula-Hoop is optional
Some minor preparation is required!
*note short game is not Mac-friendly
Here is another clever easy-to-do flip-over trick cartoon by Rev. Greg L. Lichi which you will enjoy presenting!
You can do this even if you are a non-artist.
This great lesson features drawing a flower which amazingly, when flipped over, turns into a drawing of Mom.
This is a very good lesson about how God has given us Mothers with good qualities to take care of us. We need not to worry or fret.
If you have never tried Trick Cartooning, you are missing out on a wonderful teaching method sure to captivate the attention of your group.
For notes on how even a non-artist can do this inspiring method, read the article on How to Do Trick Cartooning.
This is an absolutely awesome game!
The colorful animated graphics really drive this game which features children enjoying a playground! In this Teacher-Moderated game you will discover some incredible animation and music. Designed to use in PowerPoint 2003, this interactive game is excellent to use with review questions from your lesson or any Bible trivia game questions. Of course, it comes with a list of Bible trivia questions specifically for Mother's Day!
Two energetic boys race on pogo sticks to reach the other end of the sidewalk, where Mom is standing. Each time a question is answered correctly, a click on that team's character will send him bouncing along the sidewalk closer toward the other end.
This game is designed so you can use it over and over again!
This wonderful fold over trick cartoon is an easy-to-do illustration that everyone, including those of us who cannot draw, will enjoy presenting on Mother's Day!
You can do this even if you are a non-artist.
As you are teaching, you use the letters which spell mother to create the image of a woman. Your kids will be amazed! But there is still an extra surprise to come! Folding the paper in two places produces an extra effect that will delight everyone. The drawing of mother incredibly turns into an ice cream cone!
The lesson has a excellent application of Proverbs 23:22 - 25, Proverbs 1:8, Deuteronomy 5:6, and Proverbs 29:15. You will be instilling and reinforcing truths of:
- how children should think about their parents
- how they should listen to their parent's teaching
- the promise they receive when they honor their mother and father
- how they can embrace correction to enjoy life
- and how they can be righteous in their actions and words.
This is a wonderful game for Mother's Day!
This Teacher-Moderated game features the names of famous women from the Bible with letters carved on stones. It all starts with a delightful musical animated introduction and instructions. Then the scrambled names begin to appear. If needed, hints are given and the first and last letters of each name are moved into place with a simple click of the mouse. Finally, with one click, the entire name is unscrambled. This is an excellent interactive game designed to use in PowerPoint 2003.
You may decide to divide into teams to solve each scrambled puzzle, or have each puzzle up for grabs to see who is the first in the room to solve it!
This jumbo-sized card effect is very easy-to-do, intriguing, and presents a great lesson for Mother's Day.
7 cards are shown. 6 cards have the same iconic picture of a woman on them. The 7th card is a list of character traits taken from scripture about a mother. When the 7th card is individually paired with each of the 6 iconic cards, the iconic pictures change to letters. Cards are shown back and front during the change. The effect ends with all 6 cards having changed to cards which now spell MOTHER.
The lesson covers the character traits of a good mother, as well as emphasizing the need for showing her appreciation. This lesson also takes into consideration that many children in the class may come from bad home situations or be living with a grandparent or guardian and skillfully applies the lesson to their situation as well.
You will need the following to present this illusion.
- Color Printer
- 7 Sheets of Cardstock
- A little time to practice
What makes this effect so impacting? You are using what appears to be an ordinary cereal box! Children especially love this effect when you create your production box out of one of their favorite cereal boxes. This simple production box is very easy-to-make and can be used over and over again for many lessons to come! You can make things disappear, appear, and change using your very own production box.
This Instant Download includes fully illustrated instructions for making this wonderful apparatus in the comfort of your own home in 10 minutes! No special skills needed!
Also included in this download are two terrific lessons for Mother's Day.
- Drawing A Conclusion - The Story of Hannah
- When I Think About Mom
The lessons work well also for a Mother/Daughter banquet.
Today's Youth Need to Learn About
Holiness and Sanctification!
This world is desperately crying out for a generation that has returned to a solid God-inspired and God-directed life!
'Every Day is a Holiday' explores the powerful impact kids can make on their world as they live holy and sanctified lives before God.
Your group will quickly discover that the origin of "holiday" was firmly founded as a day that is to be a Holy Day!
This is one of those 'MUST BE TAUGHT' lessons for every believer.
Here's an overview:
- Where Did That Come From? Crowd Breaker PowerPoint Game
- Opening Theme
- Gospel Magic Object Lesson
- Rebus Puzzle of 1 Peter 1:16
- Mix and Match Group Activity Interactive Object Lesson
- Gospel Magic Rope Trick
- Altar Time
- and Review Game
You will need the following for this lesson.
- 7 paper lunch bags
- 3 feet of cotton rope, clothesline cord, or heavy twine
-30 second music clip to play during Mix and Match Group Activity
-Printable Rebus Puzzle in a handout format.
-List of holidays by country
-List of holidays in U.S.
This is a Year-Round Service that works incredibly well for outreaches and also as a lesson during any holiday season!
Full PowerPoint presentation is included, but you will also find it exceptionally easy-to-do without a computer if you do not have one available!