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Dear Parents, “Please Challenge Your Children (and Yourself)”

Dear Parents, I was recently talking to a mother of a 7th grade student who was sharing with me that her son didn’t want to...

Initial Family Discipleship Objectives

Six years ago, I wanted to clearly define a path forward in the discussion at Hayward Wesleyan Church regarding family discipleship. In order to do...

What’s in the Bible? Church Edition // Review

A few years ago, I reviewed "What in the Bible?" curriculum for Wesleyan Kids: I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the unfolding process of the What's...

Remembering Names

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty6g2gsEvtI&w=560&h=315] Remembering names can be tough, but it is SO IMPORTANT when you're both working with and ministering to people especially children. When you remember...

Hula Hoop Races // Game

How to Play the "Hula Hoop Races" Game Grab two teams of 5 participants each. You'll need 2 hula hoops. Give each team a hula hoop...

Bucket Tug of War // Game

How to Play the "Bucket Tug of War" Game Items needed: 4 five-gallon buckets two 15-20' ropes tied in the middle 4 participants Have participants stand on the five-gallon...

Carpetball Table Game and Design

Carpetball is a fun game to have in your children's (or youth) ministry area. Kids just love playing this game. I've been asked, quite a few...

A List of Chuck Norris Jokes

I'm sorry, but the Chuck Norris jokes out there just crack me up and kids love 'em... especially preteen and middle school boys! So here...

M&M Hold // Game

How to Play the M&M Hold Game Supplies needed: M&Ms enough straws for each participant two destination holders (plate, bowl, etc) The object is to race...

Cotton Ball Transfer // Game

How to Play the "Cotton Ball Transfer" Game Supplies needed: 2 bowls per participant (size is discretionary) cotton balls (a couple of bags or so, depending on...

Stocking Face Tug O War // Game

How to Play the "Stocking Face Tug O War" Game I got this idea from funninja.org (they have many more games on the site). The only supply...

Cookie Face // Game

How to Play the "Cookie Face" Game This game was made popular on Minute to Win It. You'll need some cookies and some willing participants. We...

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