Below are resources for teaching missions to kids and mobilizing children for missions. Please send all updates to (email@example.com)
Destination 2000 A.D. Teacher's Training Curriculum Bob Sjogren (videos) (Frontiers)
A video curriculum for training teachers to educate children in God's heart for the world. Thirteen lessons. TP242 Price $79.95
Kids for the World Gerry Dueck (William Carey Library)
A valuable library of children's missions resources and ideas. The amount of material, resources and suggestions are mind-boggling. TP109 Price $8.76
You Can Change the World Jill Johnstone, ed. (Zondervan)
The children's version of Operation World. A fun and educational tool to introduce children to praying for the world. Full color. Great pictures. TP202 Price $13.99
You Can Change the World Vol. 2 Daphne Spraggett and Jill Johnstone (Zondervan)
The first volume was so well received they had to make another one. Help your kids discover 26 more countries and 26 more people groups that need to hear the gospel. TP203 Price $13.99
Mini Missions Conference for Children Dorothy Holsinger Schultz (R.C. Law)
A versatile classroom program that allows children to experience the challenge and purpose of missions as part of a missions conference, Sunday School, VBS or Christian day school program. TP146 Price $19.96
Fun Around the World Mary Branson (New Hope)
Fun Around the World helps children celebrate the world! Through the easy-to-use ideas of this book, boys and girls can play, dress, eat, sing and make things as children of other countries do. Discover the patchwork of cultural experiences that form the beautiful quilt of the world! TP246 Price $4.95
Reach Around the World Bob and Sandy Friesen (Chariot)
52 global awareness activities for Christian youth. TP232 Price $10.39
Missions Made Fun for Kids Elizabeth Whitney Crisci (Accent)
Full of easy-to-use activities for any children's program TP161 Price $7.99
Missions Education for Children Jim Weir (audio)
A whole bunch of creative ideas for guiding children in interacting, discovering and doing missions. T3004 Price $15.99
Children's Presentations & Teacher's Training Presents the "Be an M & M* Kid! Seminar (*missions-minded)
CHILDRENS Curriculum: Missions Made Fun For Kids
Whitney, Elizabeth, Missions Made Fun for Kids.
Flash card missions stories from Africa, Brazil, China, Fiji, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Spain and Vietnam will challenge and delight primary and junior age children. These one chapter and multi-chapter stories are great for Children's Church, VBS and Day Camps.
Give-A-Vision Mission Programs for children are designed to introduce primary/junior age boys and girls to people groups around the world through interactive hands-on activities. Each of these programs have been field tested in churches, VBS and Day Camps and are guaranteed to spark an interest in missions among children.
Adventures In the Jewish World- The first of our G-A-V Programs to be published in a "How To" manual for use in Children's Church, VBS, Day Camp, or Children's Missions Conferences. Children will celebrate three Biblical Feasts as well as enjoy re-enacting the story of Hanukkah. The manual includes two lessons on the High Holy Days, "Rosh Hashanah" and "Yom Kippur." Children will be held captive as they follow Nathan in his quest for the Messiah in the continuing story "Nathan Finds New Life In Jerusalem." Boys and girls will gain an appreciation of the Jewish culture through language, food, dress and music. Children will come to understand how important it is to reach God's chosen people with the Gospel. Included in this manual are detailed teaching schedules for one, three, five and ten session presentations as well as numerous reproducible masters for both students and teachers.
Other Give-A-Vision Programs which can be presented by Bible Visuals International Teaching Staff:
Adventures in the Muslim World
Adventures in the Chinese World
Adventures in the Latin World
Adventures in the Island World
Adventures in the Great Cities of the World
Adventure in the Hindu World
Adventures in the Native American World
Write, Phone, Fax or Email for our free catalog, or to request additional information about BVI's worldwide ministry and foreign translations.
Caleb Project offers wonderful missions resources for children and adults. Their resource catalog is online at http://www.calebproject.org/reso.htm.
"Young Hearts for Missions" Volume One was published by the Evangelical Free Church Mission in 1995 featuring 12 lessons with Biblical truths. Each lesson also includes a true current missionary story from different countries. These lessons are adaptable for small or large groups of primary or junior age children. They may be taught as a complete quarter or as stand-alone lessons. Everything you need is included in one notebook with reproducible student pages. This was edited by Millie Carlson, Gloria Grell and Fay Peterson. It can be purchased from Next Step Resources, 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420-1300, 1-800-444-2665 for $39.95.
"Young Hearts for Missions" Volume Two was published by the Evangelical Free Church in 1999 featuring 12 Bible lessons showing God at work through his servants as recorded in the book of Acts. It also includes 12 current missionary stories showing God at work today through his servants around the world. (Different countries are featured in this volume.) Each lesson in this binder is adapted for both primary and junior age children. Special focuses are included on unreached people groups, 10/40 Window, Islam, Outreach English Camps, and prayer walks. It may be taught as a complete quarter or as stand-alone lessons. It is edited by Millie Carlson and Fay Peterson and may be purchased for $49.95 from Next Step Resources, 901 East 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55420-1300, 1-800-444 BOOK (2665), E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
English and Spanish tracts in the USA Ask for the CEF Press catalog
MI301: Overseas Summer Missions (4 credit hours)
Practical overseas experience in evangelizing and ministering to children in cross-cultural settings. This supervised short-term mission work is done under the auspices of the CEF missions department. The Overseas Summer Missions program (OSMT) includes two weeks of practical training, preparing students for six weeks of ministry on an assigned foreign mission field. Each participant is required to raise his own support to cover all expenses.
Note: Due to the nature of this program a different application process is required. The deadline for receiving applications is January 1. The Overseas Summer Missions program is open to high school graduates, as well as college/career people. Contact the CMI office for further details and an application form.
I believe this is a good resource for mission minded leaders and can
introduce children to many lands with little effort on the part of the
parent or teacher. 44 Countries is priced at
$9.95 with a $3.00 shipping and handling fee until the end of September 2002, and if you are interested
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In the KidsCan Network Catalog you will find up-to-date resources for reading, games, activities, music, drama, and teaching curriculum.
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There is no guarantee that what will work with one group of children will work with another. There are many variables. Kids Can Make a Difference evaluates materials before we recommend them and whenever possible we ask questions to determine what they really need. Some items to check when evaluating materials: the date published, the type of activities (paper and pencil, coloring are low on kids' lists), how the material is to be presented. You can have a lot of information but if the teacher is not given creative ways to present the material, you can forget it. Ask questions about the children. Have they been prepared with missions thinking? Some kids have been well taught and are moving beyond the simulated airplane ride. You can always refer them to us for more in-depth help. We also provide a guarantee on our materials, if it isn't what they wanted after they get it they can return for a refund.
The address in the book is our former one in Fullerton and postal forwarding on it has expired.
* Global Glove Puppets book by Bev Gundersen. It has patterns and directions for 5 puppets representing the basic Unreached Peoples groups. (Preschoolers - 6th grade) Includes patterns, directions, plays, games, crafts, activities, songs, and snacks. $6.95. Available extra is the Puppet Kit which includes materials for making the puppets. $5.95 plus shipping.
* Missionary Adventures Series books for grades 1-5, by Ava Lawrence.
Based on the author's personal missionary experience, the first book is Wahili: The Water Boy. about a courageous orphan boy in the jungles of Africa. Other books include stories from Japan and Siberia. $14.95 each plus $3 Shipping.
WATER BOY -- "Wahili: The Water Boy" is a full-color, hardbound children's missionary book used by families, churches, and missionaries in teaching and evangelism. Reading level is ages 7-12. It is currently offered at a 50% discount to all mission workers.
NEW RESOURCES ON 10/40 WINDOW, ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS!
In addition, Joey and Fawn have just completed Prayerwalking For Kids, a six-minute video, based on Steve Hawthorne's book. Narrated by kids, it teaches children how to pray for a target city.
Teaching Missions to Kids Directory or Mobilizing Children for Missions