You have your new crop of kiddos for the the year in your class or ministry and now is the perfect time to get to know them. What better way to get to know the kids in your class than by having some fellowship time with them.
Here are four ideas that you can use to host a great party for a great price!
1. World’s Largest Leaf Pile
This party can be a service project and fun fellowship combined. I recommend finding a senior adult who need his or her yard raked. Invite kids for a Saturday morning get-together. Some of my fondest memories of childhood include raking a big pile of leaves and then jumping in it. Invite your kids to rake a huge pile of leaves and then let them have some fun jumping in the pile. Be sure to clean up the mess and bag the leaves. Make it fun and productive for everyone.
2. Bible Skills Game Night
I’ve found that kids love coming to their teacher or minister’s house. It’s like going to a celebrity’s house. Invite a whole slew of kids over with plenty of extra adults to help and have a Bible Skills Game night. Bill Emeott has shared lots of ideas for games on this blog. Here are a few of my favorites: Build-a-Verse, Twister, Ping Pong Golf, and New Testament Tower.
3. Picnic in the Park
Now that the weather is cooler, it’s the perfect time to enjoy God’s wonderful creation. Choose a Saturday and if you live in a town with a park pavilion reserve it. You can invite each kid to bring his own lunch and enjoy some time playing in the park. You might plan on a fun game of kickball while you are out at the park as well!
4. Host a Fall Craft Party
Gather kids and supplies to a large room and set up crafting stations. I love these nature inspired craft ideas from Parents.com, these pumpkin paper ornaments, or these painted fall leaves from Nashville Parent. (Please note, I am not endorsing the information on the links I have posted for this activity. I just think the craft ideas I mentioned are fun!)
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.