The world’s largest Christmas Card is a great way for your Youth Group to show the rest of the congregation how much they appreciate them.
Take two pieces of dry wall and then duct tape them together. Use ideas from old Christmas Cards to paint, decoupage or decorate however the teens desire. Write a Christmas message inside and have all the teens sign it. Then as a surprise to the congregation a week or two before Christmas put the “Card” in the back of the church or in the lobby.
In teaching the Youth about Prayer, we created a “prayer chain” using boxes of the jumbo paper clips linked together. We have an 8 foot cross that is stored in the Youth room for Easter, so I utilized that, and the teens draped the chain around the cross. I then asked then to take index cards and write their prayer requests on the cards, and put the cards on the chain. At the end of our lesson, our small youth group of 12 had almost 100 prayer requests draped on the cross. Next to the cross I placed a basket. We call this our Praise Basket. As the kids see their prayers answered, the write the answer on the back and place it in the Praise Basket. Each Wednesday night they can’t wait to look at the prayer requests and watch them move to the Praise Basket. The most exciting aspect of this lesson was to watch the teens realize they indeed have many things to pray for.