Some children's ministry leaders add an exciting game to conclude the lesson or program. And it does add some extra zing to the program. Occasionally, you might want to start your lesson with a game to really grab the kids' attention. Sometimes it's helpful to have a special game or two up your sleeve for those times when 'big church' runs too long.
But your lesson will have so much more impact with the kids (and your volunteers, too, I think) if you can include games that will reinforce your lesson's theme or Bible point. Much of the current curricula now include game suggestions for each lesson. But if not, and you're looking for some special game ideas then take a moment or two to check out Group's 'Giant Book of Games'- due for release next week.
Giant book of games for children's ministry
This collection of over 200 giant games is tied to a different topic, with a Scripture connection and discussion to help kids understand the Bible point. What could be easier? You'll also find a reference to each game’s energy level, supply level, age level, and preparation needed, The kids will have loads of fun and will remember your Bible point, too! List price $29.99 but you can get it for $20.24 HERE.
There are other types of games, of course, that you may be looking for that can be used at the start of your program to capture the attention of kids as they arrive and to settle the group before you begin your lesson. You can find quite a few of these as powerpoint games from Children's Ministry Deals and most of them are free- always good!
You'll find 'Name that Cereal', 'Name that Food', 'King or Prophet' and 'Fruit or Veggie' powerpoint game, to name just a few. It might be a good idea to download some for that unexpected moment or to calm your unexpectedly restless group. You can find these games here.