I can almost smell the barbecue smoking even now. The Fourth of July will be here soon and along with appreciating our freedom to live in the USA, it’s also a great time to show appreciation for your kids ministry leaders.
Here are four quick and easy ideas to do just that. Also included are these beautifully designed printables so that you can recreate them at home. All of the items used were purchased at my local Dollar General store and cost $1 or less.
1. Chocolate Freedom Bar.
Purchase regular-sized Hershey bars (with or without Almonds – don’t forget those with nut allergies!) and print as many of these great FREEDOM labels as you need. Wrap the labels around the candy bars and secure with double-sided tape.
2. You Are WANDerful.
I found these patriotic foam wands and immediately thought they would make a great gift for the Kings and Queens of your kids ministry area. Simply print these “wanderful” printouts, punch holes in the designated areas, and thread onto the wand.
3. Popping In!
Does anyone not like popcorn? There are many bagged varieties, so choose your favorite and print these new packaging labels and attach to the front of each bag. Your kids ministry leaders will be glad you “pop” in.
4. See the TRUTH.
A $1 pair of goggles might not get a lot of use from your kids ministry leaders, but it can make a great visual reminder that your leaders are showing kids the TRUTH of Jesus Christ. Print the labels and attach to a pair of goggles.
Jeff Land loves Life! That’s pretty great, because his job here at Lifeway is the Team Leader for Bible Studies for Life: Kids. Jeff loves his life which is so blessed by his amazing wife, Abbey, and their four sons, Reed, Nash, Will, and Tuck. A natural encourager and fun-lover, look for Jeff’s posts about teacher appreciation and game ideas. When not serving at work, Jeff serves 2nd graders at his church, First Baptist Church, Joelton, TN.