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Elbow Balloon Pass

Elbow Balloon Pass
Social Distance Game where kids pass a balloon around using only their elbows. They learn about how we REALLY win in life! Needed: A bunch of fun-loving kids and round balloons, 9 inch ideal, but 12 inch will work too. You’ll also need a way to play music and stop and start it randomly. You’ll need some stickers or tape to put on kids during the game. ELBOW BALLOON TOSS This game is a version of Hot Potato. Every kids gets to play and it presents a great object lesson on the Good News of the Gospel. Complete rules and...

My Plans vs God’s Plans

My Plans vs God’s Plans
A super cool Magic Trick / Object Lesson that illustrates why sometimes God says no to our plans. He has a bigger plan! THE EFFECT: You show a piece of paper that says MY PLAN on it and describe how sometimes you go to God with YOUR PLAN and God rejects it! You then RIP UP THE PAPER in front of the kids. But as you talk about how sometimes God rejects our plan because He has a bigger better plan, you slowly unfold the ripped up paper to reveal a completely restored LARGER paper with no tears any more...

50 Life Lessons I’ve Learned

50 Life Lessons I’ve Learned
Happy Birthday to me… a year later. I’m now 51, not a very exciting number. But last year I celebrated the BIG FIVE-0 by writing a book! FROM THE INTRODUCTION: Hello friends, I turned 50 today. I’m as old as Red Robin, Cracker Barrel, Tic-Tacs, Scooby-doo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The GAP, Wendy’s, Sesame Street, The Brady Bunch and even the Internet. I celebrated by enjoying some down time in the mountains with my family. I decided to write out fifty lessons I have learned over the past fifty years. At first, I thought it would be hard...

NEW! Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories Podcast

NEW! Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories Podcast
Introducing Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories – A NEW podcast for kids from Pastor Karl Bastian! Kids can’t come to church? No worries! Now Pastor Karl brings his stories to them in his new podcast created just for kids! Pastor Karl loves to tell stories. Sometimes they are a story from the Bible. Sometimes they are a parable that teaches something from the Bible. Often he shares a true story from his own life or tells a story he heard and wants to pass along. He might even invite some of his silly friends on to the show to tell one...

Number Swap! Another Social Distance Game!

Number Swap! Another Social Distance Game!
I’ve created another FUN Social Distance Game to introduce the Book of Numbers (or just to have a lot of fun!)   Download all the instructions at Kidology.org/numberswap Its a Silly Social Distance Game where kids have fun with silly words and numbers! Discover MORE Social Distance Games on Kidology.org as well as TONS of Covid-19 Resources

What’s Missing? A New Social Distance Game

What’s Missing? A New Social Distance Game
I’ve created another FUN Social Distance Game that helps kids understand the importance of obeying God and the secret to remembering all his laws. It’s called, What’s Missing?   Download all the instructions at Kidology.org/whatsmissing The Point: Sometimes it can get hard to remember of all God’s Laws and Commands and we can start to think we can’t remember them all and there is no way we can obey them all, but there is a secret. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself, and you’ll probably end up...