Free Children's Ministry Curriculum Written
by Sheryl Coats
and More Bugs
Celebration Medical Centre
Celebration City Courthouse
Our new theme takes us into the meadow to
discover mysteries about bugs. At the same time we will discover
mysteries about our relationship with Christ. The puppet stage will be
decorated with grass and flowers and bugs and anything else that gives
the appearance of a meadow...a few fake trees and some artificial turf
can really add to the effect.
To teach the children that:
Maintaining order is important. It is important to
review the rules on a weekly basis, both for the sake of new children
and to remind the other children what is expected of them.
1. No illegal movement: Stay in your seat and keep hands and feet to
2. No interference: Don't interrupt the lesson
3. Go for the touch down: Lets have fun!
Prayer is the key to our ministry. If we fail to
prepare with prayer we have failed! As prayer sets the tone for our
preparation, it also sets the stage for our program. It sets the kids
off on the right step knowing they are in the presence of God. Many of
these kids need to know that God loves them and will protect them if
they ask him to.
Puppet song about trusting God.
"Trust the Lord always, because he is our rock
forever." Isaiah 26:4. Build a bug memory verse. Cut out large bugs.
Label each piece with a piece of the verse. Have the kids race to put it
The prof comes in dressed in a costume, but still
noticeably the prof.
Ms. D: Look who's coming kids...
Prof: (trying to disguise his voice to sound like a little
girl) Good morning! I am little red riding hood and I have lost my way.
Ms. D: Why good morning red riding hood. What big shoulders
Prof: Uhhhh, yes, well I eat my wheaties.
Ms. D: Oh but what big feet you have for a little girl.
Prof: (snickers) My daddy had big feet...a heredity thing you
Ms. D: But little red, what wild and crazy hair you have
sticking out your bonnet.
Prof: (startled, and resuming his normal voice by accident)
Wild hair?? (Tries shoving it back in his bonnet) OOOPPPs...
Ms. D: You aren't little red riding hood at all. You didn't
fool us for one minute. You are Prof. Knowitall.
Prof.: Shucks! I was sure I could fool you.
Ms. D: Why in the world are you dressed like that prof.?
Prof: I have some fascinating information about insects and
camouflage and other things insects do to protect themselves.
Piggy Penny: camels who what?
Prof: (yelling as if annoyed) Not camels!! I said Camouflage!
That means that insects disguise themselves so that their predators
can't find them or tell what they are.
Ms. D: You mean like the walking stick bug?
Prof: That is correct. The walking stick insect looks just
like a twig or a stick. Because it looks like part of a tree it can
easily hide from birds or other critters that want to eat it.
Piggy Penny: Cool! What other ways do insects protect
Prof: (now needing to refer to his books and stuttering about)
Umm well, everyone knows about umm about the dead leaf butterflies of
India. They rest on dead leaves that are the same color as their wings.
Piggy: Did you know that prof?
Prof: Of course I did (reading again and trying to hide it) I
also know that some caterpillars look like the heads of small snakes and
and some large moths can spread their wings to look like the face of
Ms. D: This is quite fascinating Prof. It appears that God has
provided the insects with some wonderful ways to protect itself from
Prof: Yes quite!
Ms. D: And now I have some fascinating information for you
Prof: Hummmfff! (Sounding indignant) What could you possibly
Ms D: You know prof. You have told us some neat things about
bugs and their protection. Did you know that we to have protection
Prof: We most certainly do not. Do you take me for a fool?
Ms. D: The Bible tells us that we can put on the full armour of
God and he will protect us.
Prof: the armour of God???? Surely you jest. I haven't got time
for this nonsense. (He takes off)
Piggy Penny: Here we go again
Ms. D: He always seems to take off when we start to talk about
Piggy Penny: What is the armour of God? Do I really need to
wear a suit of armour to be protected?
Ms. D: (read Ephesians 6: 14-18) You see Piggy God loves us
and will protect us if we trust in God and use the things he has given
us for protection. For example knowing and believing what the Bible says
will help us make the right choices.
Piggy Penny: That is really awesome. It sure gives us a lot to
be thankful for doesn't it?
Ms. D: It sure does. It just makes me want to praise the Lord!
Piggy Penny: Why don't we do that right now. Maybe the boys
and girls could tell us some ways in which God has protected them and we
can praise the Lord for those things.
Ms. D: that is a great idea.
Singing is an important element of our friendship
with Jesus. Take time to explain that when we sing we are showing and
telling God how we feel about him. Let's lead the kids into the presence
of the Lord. They need to experience Gods presence. As we lead they will
Take time before offering to tell the kids about
the team names (such as the Amazing blazing Ants or the cool and crazy
crickets) and team points. Designate a helper to stay near the board to
record team points as they are earned. Once the names are established
take offering using the scales.
Hide colored macaroni in the grass have kids try to
find as many macaroni as possible. When they are done ask them which
color was harder to find. Talk about how insects camouflage themselves
and why they would need to camouflage themselves.
The clown comes in terribly scared! He is hiding
and crying, etc. Use group interaction to share the message of Gods
protection with the clown. Have the group teach the clown the memory
Shadrach Meshach and Abednego trusted God to
protect them. Use colored paper towels for the three guys and a white
one for the angel. Dip the three guys in half water and half alcohol and
throw them in the fire...do the same with the angel.
Bobo Bumble Bee comes in dressed in a suit of
Bobo: Where'd he go? Where'd he go?? I'll get him! I am super
Ms. D: Bobo, who are you looking for? And what are you
supposed to be?
Bobo: Don't be afraid Ms D Scovery. I will protect you from
the evil forces of the devil.
Ms. D: What are you talking about Bobo?
Bobo: YOU know! I heard you telling the professor that the
only way to protect ourselves from the devil is to wear a suit of armour.
So I Super Bobo have come to protect you and all the children with my
super duper armour.
Ms. D: Oh Bobo. I don't think you understood what I told the
professor. I wasn't talking about a costume or armour. I was talking
about spiritual things that help protect us.
Bobo: You mean that this costume won't keep me safe?
Ms. D: No bobo it won't.
Bobo: But I am Super Bobo the great. I am strong and powerful.
Ms. D: Only God can protect us from the evil plots of the
Bobo: But you said we needed armour.
Ms. D: The bible uses that as an example that we can
understand. You see if we read the Bible and pray and act like we are
supposed to then God protects us like a suit of armour protects a knight.
Bobo: So all I have to do to have God protect me is to pray
and read my bible and act the right way?
Ms. D That is right Bobo. If you trust God and do the things
he has told us to do he will protect you.
Bobo: whewwww! In that case I am going to go get out of this
crazy suit of armour. It is hot and heavy and uncomfortable.
Ms. D: see you later bobo.
Bobo: bye everyone...remember trust in God to protect you!
Obtain a very large rock. How is God like this
rock? (He is strong, powerful, lasts forever) In Bible times people used
rocks to build walls of protection, to build sturdy houses, to build
roads and also used it as ammunition. Rocks were strong and provided
great protection. It is no wonder they compared God to a rock.
What are some ways we can trust God? (Pray, read our bible, believe
what the bible says, live the way God wants us to, turn to him when we
are scared or have problems)
What are some times when we need to trust God? (When we are in
danger, or afraid, when we don't know what to do, when we have a
Describe some of the struggles and hurts that children face. Help the
children understand that Jesus cares about our problems and our fears.
He wants to protect us and comfort us.
If you have a problem or hurt that you want to trust Jesus to take
care of I want you to come forward and take some time to tell Jesus
about it. He wants to protect you. He is your friend. There is no
problem that is bigger than God. You don't need a suit of armour or a
tuff attitude to protect you. All you need is Jesus.
After the kids have returned to their seats give each child a small
stone to take home to remind them that they can trust God with their
problems and they can trust God to protect them.