Handcraft

Wax seals add a beautiful detail to boys' name baptismal certificates, letters and scrolls that impress. The engraving can be related to the camp-, semester- or even afternoon-theme or can generally fit your group.

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 little craft to a devotion with the possible topics:

  • Prayer
  • 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 Vertüüferli to your devotion, 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.

Program for 1/2 Year Teen Youth Group

Exciting quarterly program for Ameisli with four originals from the Bible featuring:

- Cooking- Physical activity- Crafts- Devotions

Quarter program for antli with:

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

The giant dinosaur from the ice

Embellish flower pots simply creative.

Cool custom t-shirt dyeing with the youngsters!

Craft/build something completely different for once!

A custom stool, very private one for each teen

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.

We make cards with sand pictures / cast pictures

while contemplating Bible stories

We make a pentagon lamp with a tea light

and have a devotion afterwards

- The maze is a toy to fill dead time

- or for a group competition

- and a useful craft

 

... is fun to make

and fun to play with

 

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

Mikado game with "big" sticks

Poured gel candles are easy to make and look soooo great!

Here you will find a tutorial on how to make a simple bubble device yourself. This can be used for competitions, as it is possible to make long bubble snakes (more than 1m long).

This article describes how to make a simple arrow bow from old bed slats.

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.

Here are instructions to create a dart with a needle, 4 matches, a little thread and a piece of paper.

From a piece of wood and some nails a hedgehog can be made easily and without much effort even with smaller children.

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.

Craft a great water rose out of paper and watch it bloom.

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

Cross-country game just before ChristmasResult: creativity in designing an Advent wreath

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.

How to print a t-shirt with teens?

Here are the instructions: made easy!!

The teens create their own newspaper. The newspaper is supposed to be their mouthpiece, which comes (as much as possible) uncensored to the public.

Teenies can participate in a self-chosen interest group for a certain period of time. They work actively and propose project topics themselves, e.g. foreign cooking

Discover God's plan!

Learn the sequence of events in the Bible from creation to Revelation and make your own Bible panorama. Look at salient points in the story and use a particularly important point for devotion.

The text from Luke 19:11-26 (the entrusted pounds) is to be thought through and experienced practically. During the set time, a certain amount of money is to be multiplied in a creative way. The money collected is to go to a social or missionary cause.

Locally, regionally, or nationally, create teen group performances at church, crusade, graduation party