Soapstone carving is a craft that excites both girls and boys. Whether at summer camp or as a youth group afternoon, soapstone always goes and promotes the creativity of the children. 

Costume contests can be made with the children on various themes. The costumes are made from everyday materials such as newspaper and tape.

Possible themes: kings (e.g., on the story of David, Solomon), knights


A great way to act out Bible stories or other stories in a devotional is with Playmobil.

In this article I give you some tips and ideas.

A raven-vertüferli made from a clothespin.

Fitting for example to the story of Elijah and the ravens or to the main message: God cares for you.

Or to the Bible verse 1 Peter 5:7

The Vertüferli is used as a magnetic note holder.

A Vertüferli to a devotion with the possible topics:


Psalm 50:50 or Psalm 4:4

"God hears you"

"You can always talk to God"

A great little bag for devotions on a wide variety of topics.

You can also attach a hidden message that appears when you open the clothespin.

A little booklet to go with your devotional, for example, on the topics of "Salvation" or "Jesus Saves"

Here you can find out how you can use cotton pads and wax to make fire starters with the children

Make a heart-shaped pillow with fur fabric

The pillow fits e.g. to the topics: love (God loves you), friendship (e.g. to the story of David and Jonathan)

Make a heart-shaped card holder out of wire. The card holder fits e.g. love (God loves you), friendship (e.g. story of David and Jonathan) or is suitable as a present for Mother's Day.

practical tips and specials


Location: in the forest

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

From salt dough you can make great tablets of the law. First, they look very real and second, Moses can break them in his anger. (Unfortunately, ours were broken before a photo was taken...)

Later, Moses had to write down the laws himself. You might as well make some as vertüferli with the Jungschärlern.

Quarter program for antli with:

Cooking, devotion, crafts and games
and ... Surprise parents and siblings!

Cool custom t-shirt dyeing with the youngsters!

Why is there a need for something as old-fashioned and traditional as a uniform in the Jungschar?

This is a fair question. If you look into the question a bit, you will find many reasons to have a uniform in a Jungschar group. This article shows how a Jungschar uniform can become a can't-miss element in Jungschar.


... is fun to make

and fun to play with


An outdoor game for 20 - 500 people, takes about 2-5 hours  

This article describes how you can build a water rocket with simple material, which flies up to 50m high!

In another article, the construction of the launch pad is then described.

From a coffee capsule (for example Nespresso) can easily be made an angel for example as a Christmas tree ornament.

For example, to represent a Lightning McQueen (or even another character) in a game, it can be made from a cardboard box with simple means.

Make miniature match-powered rockets with just a few household items!

Offtmals the money in the Jungschar is limited. However, this should not stand in the way of a cool program. Therefore, here are a few shops where you can get the respective material cheapest.

Two players face each other and play the ball to each other. The ball must be hit about in the middle of the fabric, when the ball comes the two timbers are pulled apart and the ball flies back.


With our little gift ideas, we would like to motivate you to make useful souvenirs with your children and thus bring joy to other people.

The splash of color on the kitchen table! 




Who doesn't like to smell fresh? Here are some easy ways to make perfume, soap, or bath salts.


Crafting a hot air balloon is not difficult

Here's the more challenging version to try

This article is a Forum booklet article.



Tinkering with quarterly programs

Balloon figures inspire children!

Here are the instructions for a swan.

In this article, you'll find some tips to make sure shopping for craft supplies doesn't break your budget

A simple little craft. A bookmark is melted together from 5 drinking straws.

With the help of craft sheets can create beautiful works of art. The templates can be downloaded as a PDF and printed. Since the templates were created by professionals, you can assume a high quality.