Free Children's Ministry Curriculum Written
by Sheryl Coats
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Celebration Medical Centre
Celebration City Courthouse
God's Miraculous Protection--Daniel the lion
God's Miraculous Strength--Samson the strongest man on earth
God's Miraculous Provision-- Elijah and the widows never ending
oil and flour...magically appearing out of thin air.
God's Miraculous Healing Power--Elijah raises the widows son from
the dead. Power unmatched by any other.
God's Grace--the greatest miracle of all-- the death and
resurrection of Jesus
God's Grand Finale--the great disappearing act--Elijah taken to
Set up the room like a circus. Make a big top out
of crete paper on the ceiling. Hand balloons all over the room. Make a
back drop of a ticket booth, animal train, circus acts, etc. Use your
creativity to make the room as bright and lively as possible.
This week: We will discover Gods miraculous
healing power as Elijah raises the widows son from the dead.
To teach the children that:
Consistency is very important in maintaining
control. Children will not learn in a chaotic environment. As we
maintain control the children have a greater opportunity to truly
experience the presence of God.
1. No illegal movement: wild animals need to be caged but boys and
girls need to behave...stay in your seat and keep your hands and feet to
2. No interference: clowns are crazy but boys and girls can have fun
without misbehaving...don't interrupt like the clowns or cause a
3. Go for the touch down: Lets have fun praising the Lord as we discover
some of the magnificent miracles of God.
Remember to spend time in prayer this week for the
children in our service. God is able to do great and powerful things
when we seek his face.
Characters needed: ring master, Martin the magnificent magician, the
crazy scientist, two clowns, (the rest of the crew will be made up of
The two clowns enter fighting. They proceed to push
each other. When one bends down the other pushes her over. When she
falls over she "gets a boo boo" (have her have some red food coloring on
her hand that she has kept hidden until this point.) She now thinks she
is dieing. Once she has carried on sufficiently the ring master can tell
her about God's healing power and how God takes care of us. Even when we
hurt he is there to comfort us. And he has the power to heal us too.
Ring master can then introduce the world's greatest magician. The
magician can do the rope trick where you cut a rope in half and it is
magically put back together into one rope.
Ring master: There you have it ladies and gentlemen! You have
seen with your very own eyes the great magician take a rope that has
been cut in two and magically restore it to its original state. He has
magically made the rope whole again. But, as awesome as this seems it is
only a trick! (Show the children how it was done) Only God can make
someone whole again. He can restore our bodies and make us well. (This
is a good spot to tell a story about someone the kids know who has been
Ring master can introduce the crazy scientist...Story of Elijah and
the widow whose son died. (I kings 17) The crazy scientist (he is loud
and obnoxious. He thinks he knows everything but doesn't. He is always
mixing strange things together and making explosions) can tell the
Exodus 15:26 "I am the Lord that heals you."
The ring master begins to explain how we can trust God when we need
healing. As she speaks the clown comes out all bandaged up around the
head, and walking on crutches, and an ace bandage around the leg or arm.
(The memory verse is written on the inside of the ace bandage) The ring
master can interact with the clown. She discovers the clown isn't really
hurt but just wants attention. The ring master begins taking away the
crutches, etc. Finally the ring master begins to unwind the ace bandage
and discovers the memory verse written on it. Now the ring master can
teach the clown the memory verse along with the kids.
Ring master: I hear Bobo back there again
today. I wonder if she is getting ready to come up for a visit.
Bobo: Hello all. Allow me to introduce myself. I am blueberry
banana split bacon big mac biscuit Bobo.
Ring master: My goodness Bobo. That is quite a long name! It
sounds like you have food on your mind.
Bobo: (snickers) yeah...I just ate all those things. And some
blue moon ice cream for dessert.
Ring master: Oh Bobo! You didn't!
Bobo: Yes, I do believe I did. Yes in fact I am sure I did.
And a big bowl of broccoli and brownies..
Ring master: That is terrible Bobo!
Bobo: No, actually it was absolutely deeeeeliciiouuuuuus!
Ring master: I mean that it is terrible that you would eat all
those things at once. Eating like that will make you sick bobo.
Bobo: Oh no it won't. I heard you talking up here today. I
know your secret.
Ring master: what in the world are you talking about Bobo?
Bobo: Oh don't play dumb with me. I heard you tell the kids
that God is powerful enough to heal our bodies.
Ring master: Well, that is true bobo. But that doesn't mean we
can make ourselves sick and then expect God to make us feel better.
Bobo: (sounding shocked and sick) It doesn't????
Ring master: No it doesn't. God can heal our bodies but He is
not a wish fairy that we can treat him any way we want and demand that
Bobo: (groaning) Oooooohhhh I feel so sick. My tummy hurts.
Ring master: I am not surprised. I think you should go lay down
and rest for a while until you feel better.
Bobo: (groaning) Ohh oww ohhh. I think I will.
Ring master: good bye Bobo. I hope you feel better.
(you will need a set of praying hands or a picture
of hands, medical gloves, empty prescription bottle, and a pillow) Lay
all the items out on a table. Explain to the kids that God is all
powerful. He has power over sickness and even death. We need to trust
God with our lives. When we are ill the first thing we need to do is
pray! We need to seek God and listen to his voice. Sometimes he will
heal us instantly. Sometimes he will lead us to a doctor who can help
us. Sometimes he will show us that we need to rest and take better care
of our bodies and he will heal us over the course of time. And sometimes
he chooses not to heal us. When he chooses not to heal us, he always has
a reason. We need to trust God to do the right thing because he always
Explain that the key to being healed is first of
all asking. The bible tells us to ask God. The second thing is believing
that God can heal us. And last is being willing to accept God's ways.
Ask those that need God's healing to raise their hands. Have the rest of
the kids lay hands on those requesting prayer and pray for them.
Copyright 1998, Sheryl Coats