Creative ideas for children’s worship can be a little more creative. You want to make sure that they are engaged and learning from the sermon, so maybe try using puppets, props, decorations, and more to make their service a little more exciting. There are plenty of ways you can creatively engage your kids in their Sunday experience without having to stop or skip parts of the service just for them!
In this article, we will discuss how you may have been unintentionally stifling creativity with your congregation as well as some ways to spark it back up again.
- Introduce a new song with a story or Bible verse
One creative idea is to introduce a new song with a story or Bible verse. Rather than just singing songs, consider telling the story behind the songs or reading verses from the Bible about songs. The kids will be able to see how the song connects with what they learned in Sunday School and it can really make them think about songs as well as their own faith.
- Create an interactive lesson that teaches children how to be obedient and do what God wants them to do
Another great way to make a lesson more creative is by creating an interactive lesson. Instead of just talking in front of the kids, create a small activity that teaches children how to be obedient and do what God wants them to do. You can have the children dress up as certain characters from the Bible when you teach about them or ask them questions that involve role-playing to show them how they should respond to God.
- Make crafts that teach children about the Old Testament and New Testament
When teaching kids, don’t just do craft activities that teach about the Old Testament and New Testament, you can mix it up and add in crafts that tell the story of how God created the whole world then made humans in His own image to take care of it. Then you can make a craft showing Adam and Eve, how they sinned against God, and how we are all sinners because we inherited that sin from them. If you’re teaching about the life of Jesus Christ, make a craft showing God made Him to be like Him and then He lived a perfect life. When He died on the cross though, he took our sins and sent us to heaven with Him. The children will be able to learn about the Bible stories as well as create a keepsake from their lesson.
- Have kids get into groups and come up with their own worship songs for Sunday morning service
Another creative way to teach kids about the Bible is by having them get into groups and work together to come up with their own worship songs for the Sunday morning service. Instead of just singing songs that other people wrote, let the children write their own! They’ll be able to see how music can help tell stories like in the Bible and it will make the service feel like it’s all for them instead of just about them.
- Ask them to Enact their Favourite Scene from the Bible
One way to make the service more creative is by asking the children to act out their favorite scene from the Bible or story they’ve heard. This can be helpful for teaching them about stories in the Bible because it lets them experience them firsthand, rather than just reading or listening to someone else telling it. You might even be able to do some role-playing with them as a fun activity between the sermon and worship.