These free resources are posted every Thursday and include related YouTube clips, music videos and news clip segments as discussion starters and lead-ins for the rest of the lesson.
I've found them to be particularly useful for our midweek group of upper primary/high school kids, most of whom are from non-church families. The kids relate well to the clips and are happy to discuss the related questions and interact with the following activities. Then we conclude with a related themed scavenger hunt, games program, mini-Olympics, active skills tasks or other activity and a meal. The following downloadable file for a mustard seek bookmark pattern can be used with the recent lesson on faith.. see here
Bookmarks can be coloured, cut out and laminated. Punch a hole for a ribbon tie and glue on a mustard seed accent. The Real-life Downloaded lesson provides directions but they are simple (but fiddly). Cut a slit in the back of a goggle-eye and use tweezers to remove the black pupil circle. Slip in a couple of mustard seeds. Don't try it with small google-eyes. I used medium sized ones and had them ready for the kids to glue to their bookmarks.