It can sometimes be hard to think of fun activities for Youth Ministry Meetings. The following checklist will help you be prepared for any last minute Youth Ministry activities or project.
Craft Supply Checklist for Kid's Crafts
by: Pam Lester
I often get asked, "What types of craft supplies do I need to keep on hand for kids crafts?"
So, I've come up with a list of basic crafting supplies that will keep your kids creative and crafting up a storm!
It's a good idea to keep all of your crafting supplies organized and labeled so they are easy to find. I suggest three sizes of containers: plastic shoe boxes, empty baby wipe containers, and baby food jars. I also recommend a file folder to organize papers and cardstock. These storage containers will help sort and organize most craft supplies. There are also may commercial storage cabinets and units that will also work well!
- colored pencils
- paint brushes
- assorted colors of tempera paint
- glue sticks
- white glue
- low temp glue gun
- assorted colored construction paper
- drawing paper
- assorted sized wiggle eyes
- assorted pipe cleaners
- paper plates
- foam plates
- ziploc baggies
- fun foam
- string or ribbons
- pom poms
- colored felt squares
- plastic beads
- popsicle sticks
- paper hole punch
- safety pins
"Now that I have all the supplies, what do I do with them?", Well - visit http://www.theideabox.com and get TONS of free craft and activity ideas to make with your children. Have FuN!
Side Note: A game is a structured or semi-structured, contrived recreational activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment (although sometimes for physical or vocational training). A goal that the players try to reach and a set of rules concerning what the players can or cannot do create the challenge and structure in a game, and are thus central to its definition.
Known to have been played as far back as prehistoric times, games are generally distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration. Because a wide variety of activities are enjoyable, numerous types of games have developed.
What creates an enjoyable game varies from one individual to the next. Age, understanding (of the game), intelligence level, and (to some extent) personality are factors that determine what games a person enjoys. Depending on these factors, people vary the number and complexity of objectives, rules, challenges, and participants to increase their enjoyment.
Games generally involve mental and/or physical stimulation. For this reason, they are beneficial after a large meal or a long and tedious task, but counterproductive if played immediately before sleeping. Many games help develop practical skills and serve as exercise or perform an educational, simulational or psychological role.