Welcome to our MBI Children and Family Ministry Quarantine Newsletter!
We seek to support Children and Family Ministry by providing free or inexpensive resources that inspire and educate faith in Jesus.
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,” ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:16
Books, Curriculum, etc.
Discover how this Bible lesson uses the Parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15 to remind us of God’s unconditional love. Use the provided discussion questions and activities to help your elementary-aged kids to appreciate and honor their fathers this Sunday. Even provide this resource’s Father’s Day snack when your kids decorate gingerbread men to look like their fathers. Easily adapt this lesson for families to practice at home or even in select churche swhen you visit here.
This devotional allows children to celebrate the fathers and special men God has placed in their lives. Take your children through Galatians 4:4-7 to reflect on how our Heavenly Father impacts our relationships with our earthly fathers. Encourage your children to appreciate and love their fathers through the craft and prayer provided. Adapt this devotional to be used at home, in church, or even over Zoom! Find out more about this resource when you visit here.
Ministering to the Fatherless
Unfortunately, not all earthly fathers are present or set a Godly example for their children. This lesson equips teachers with a craft, game, and Bible lesson about the hope and comfort we have in our Heavenly Father even when earthly fathers aren’t present. Discover how God uses the mistakes of Old and New Testament fathers for His glory and what that means for families today when you visit here.
It is no secret to ministry leaders that there are families within the church who experience very painful situations. This resource seeks to provide practical tips children’s ministry leaders can remember when working with those who are fatherless. Discover how you can be effective in ministry through a compassionate heart and prayer when you visit here.
Father’s Day Coupons
These free, printable Father’s Day coupons will help children express their love and appreciation for their dads. Fathers can pick from coupons like washing the car, giving a hug, or even going for a walk. Customize each coupon to fit your unique family when you download the template here.
Printable Coloring Pages
Use these coloring pages to help children remember to honor their earthly fathers. Choose from a variety of designs based on Bible verses like Proverbs 23:22 as a Father’s Day gift or morning service activity. Find this resource here.
Father’s Day Games
Keep Father’s Day fun by playing one of the exciting games included in this resource. Test your children on biblical fathers like Noah or Abraham or take turns looking for a hidden tie. Each game seeks for kids to remember how special their dads are. Find out more about this resource when you click here.
This Father’s Day-themed questionnaire is a unique way for your kids to know and love their dads. Children can answer questions about their father’s favorite foods, colors, or games. Quiz your kids to see who can guess the right answers or even draw the best picture of their father. Find out more here.
Arts & Crafts
Preschool Card Template
This preschool template allows children to color in shapes, draw a picture of Dad, and then trace the bible verse, “Honor your Father!” When it’s finished, glue it to construction paper and turn it into a card. Download this resource when you visit here.
Shirt and Tie Craft
This tutorial provides easyto-follow directions to create Father’s Day cards shaped like a shirt and tie. All you need is a couple of buttons, markers, scissors, and paper. After creating your card, personalize it with a memory, appreciation, or verse. Find out more when you visit here.