Here are some more fun “connect” ideas:
Use these ideas to make staying in touch fun for your children – and for your leaders.
1. Make a mailbox for your children’s classroom. Encourage early arrivals to write notes to children who have been ill or who are prospects. Each week, mail the cards that have been written.
2. Send the student “take-home” page to children who were absent.
3. Send a riddle. The answer can be a Bible person to be studied, a teacher, another child, or a staff member.
4. Write a message on contraction paper. Cut the pager into a jigsaw puzzle and send the pieces to a child. He can put the puzzle together to read the message.
5. Send a calendar of upcoming events.
6. Write to parents. Let them know how they can help, how well their child is doing, and other important information.
7. Have a “Letter Party” – a fellowship where you play games that use the alphabet (ex: "Scrabble," "Boggle," "Wheel of Fortune"). Everyone who comes also writes “letters” to prospects and children who have been absent.
8. Send a photo from a fun event to a child who came.
9. Send a cutout letter with a note. Have the children bring their letters on Sunday. Let them see what word the letters spell (for example: worship, loving. family). Color-code the different words. Have extras for guests or children who forget.
10. Send a note written in code. (Include a copy of the code.) SENDANOTEWRITTENINMONKWRITINGTHISISMONKWRITING
Bottom Line: Keeping in contact with kids can be fun. What are some fun ways you’ve used to keep in contact?
Thanks to James Hargrave for providing the content for this post. James is an incredible 1st grade Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church Nashville, TN.