Second, plan your rotation
stations! Here's a list of possible activities for the kids:
Gospel Magic Show
Third, recruit one worker to be
in charge of each station. That worker will know exactly what must be done
for that station and will communicate the responsibilities to their aides.
Fourth, plan the station
activities with each worker.
Food - have hot dogs, buns,
ketchup, chips, and drink
Game - plan a series of
carnival style games such as: ring toss, knocking down the bottles,
basketball throw, safety darts, Nerf bow contest, Frisbee toss, etc.
Movie - find a short 20
minute movie that will be appropriate
Puppet Show - have your
puppet team, or one from a church nearby perform songs and skits
Gospel Magic Show - have a
teacher do some Gospel Magic for entertainment and teaching
Face Painting - consider
offering this as a substation during the meal time
Fifth, ahead of time, know
approximately how many children and parents will be attending the event in
addition to the previously recruited workers. Then, on the night of the
event, divide the children into even groups with adult supervision from the
parents attending. The parents will act as escorts/team leaders for that
group. They will guide the children from station to station and help with
games, serving food, etc., as needed while at that station.
Sixth, consider having each team
identified by a mascot or color. This can easily be done by tying a large
colored piece of fabric to the top of a stick which will be that team's
flag. It will make it easier for that team to stay together.
Seventh, at the end of the night
during the last moments have each team help gather up props and clean the
station they are at.
Eighth, have all of the teams
meet together for a final event. You may want to give the plan of
salvation, hand out candy, and have door prizes during this time. This
will motivate people not to leave early so the event will be a better success.
Ninth, be sure to follow up with
'Thank You' card to all of your station leaders.
now isn't that easy!
May God richly bless
you and your ministry.
Rev. Gary R. Linn
Children's Ministry Today