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VALENTINES DAY PORCH DROPS
Download one of the cute Valentine's Day tags and attach it to a box of Little Debbie Valentines Day treats, a Box of Conversation Hearts, A Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Sucker, Hershey Hugs and Kisses, a Giant Hershey Bar, or a baked/purchased heart-shaped cookie. Create a gift bag by adding some chocolate, a balloon, a Valentine's Day card, or any thing else that you choose. Drop off one to each of your "SWEET" kiddo's.
DAY - PORCH
New Years - Porch Drop.
Drop off a gift bag/box with confetti (or mini confetti popper), party horns, balloons, etc. to help the children ring in the new year. If you have a countdown clock, post it on Facebook and host a countdown party. Instead of counting down to 12:00 a.m, switch it up and host a countdown to 12:00 p.m. ((Noon). Zoom your event if you are using zoom with your families. Create a mission activity (that fits with your church/kiddo's) to go along with your event.
OIL FEARS WATER - OBJECT LESSON
Oil Fears Water. Sin VS Salvation.
Easy object lesson using 4 simple items found around most homes.
1 Clear Jar With a Lid
1 Cup Water
1/3 C oil
Teaches the children about sin, The living water (Jesus)...and Salvation.
With a surprise ending...a reminder of their final destination...Heaven! Note: These ingredients can be used to make a chocolate cake when finished! See Chocolate or Vanilla Download below.
FALL FAMILY FUN-
Bring a little of the outdoors...indoors with this fun family activity. Gather the family, go on a "colorful" leaf hunt, and then create your very own "original" Thanksgiving placemats. All you need is some waxed paper, several leaves, a pair of scissors, and an iron and you are all set for an afternoon of crafty creating! You can also create a window "sun catchers" using the same technique.
BOX CAKE WITNESSING
CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA
Looking for a Family Fun learning activity?
Send home boxes of chocolate cake mix, white frosting, and sprinkles...plus the attached downloadable witnessing activity to encourage family fun while learning.This activity can easily turn into a Facebook competition as well.
I bet you'll learn a few scientific surprises yourself :)
PORCH DROP OR HAND OUT
Looking for another unique porch drop or hand out?
Check this out!
Do It Yourself Cookie Kits. Cookie Kits can be dropped off for any holiday.
Drop cookies, promote family fun time, challenge families to a Facebook competition.
Create nativity shapes for the Christmas season with scripture references for parents to read and families to discuss as they decorate their cookies.
Remind your church families to turn their clocks back one hour with this cute little reminder!
Post it straight to your Facebook Page, Website, Bulletin or Print outs.
UGLY FALL SWEATER
Fall is here so why not host an ugly fall sweater competition.
Host an "in-person" event or challenge all of your families with an little "on-line" competition.
Draw families to your Facebook page or church website by setting up a photo booth at your event. Pass out flyers to direct participants to your website in order to view, download, save, or share their pics.
WORDS OF YOUR MOUTH
Take advantage of the "mask" wearing situation that we are in to teach your kiddo's the importance of the words that they speak and about being kind to one another. Their mask can be their "tongue" filters lol...or whatever creative way you choose to use them.
WILLY WONKA DAY - OCTOBER
Encourage attendance by celebrating Willy Wonka Day throughout the month of October.
Who will get the golden ticket (s)?
Each week, children will receive a candy bar for their chance to win a golden ticket which they can turn in for one of the Willy Wonka Prizes.
WALK YOUR DOG DAY
Draw families to your Facebook page by celebrating National "Walk Your Dog Day." Families will snap a pic of their dog and share it on your Facebook page. Stuffed puppy pics are welcome as well!
Along with their pics, challenge families to submit their favorite scripture verse that mentions an animal.
GLOW STICK TREAT TAG
Looking for a Drive-Thru Fall Festival Idea? Pass out Glow Sticks with this "Bright" Prize Tag. Just download, print on card stock, punch holes and attach glow stick...You're all set to go!
Easy, safe handout!
Looking for a Drive-Thru Fall Festival Idea? Pass out Pixie Stix Sticks with this "Sweet" Prize Tag. Just download, print on card stock, punch holes and attach glow stick...You're all set to go!
Easy, safe handout!
Looking for a Drive-Thru Fall Festival Idea? Pass out fun pencils with this "Colorful" Prize Tag. Just download, print on card stock, punch holes and attach glow stick...You're all set to go!
Easy, safe handout!
Looking for a Drive-Thru Fall Festival Idea?
Pass out Lolly Pops Sticks
with this "Cute Prize Tag.
Just download, print on
card stock, punch holes and
attach glow stick.
You're all set to go!
Easy, safe handout!
Printable Fall Bucket List
Looking for some fun fall activities? Why not take advantage of all the exciting things that "Fall" has to offer.
Download and print this cute bucket list...loaded with TONS of fun activities. Send one home with families, frame and pass out as gifts, hang on your
wall or fridge...the possibilities are endless
STUFF A PUMPKIN
Option # 1
Stuff a plactic pumpkin with hygiene items for the homeless in your community.
Option # 2
Stuff a plastic pumpkin with a turkey sandwich, piece of pumpkin pie and a pair of warm socks for the homeless in your community.
Show them that they are not forgotten!
THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH
CREATE THESE CUTE BAGS FILLED WITH LOTS OF GOODIES. EACH BAG ADDRESSES SUBJECTS SUCH AS BEING UNIQUE/DIVERSITY, THE PLAN OF SALVATION, ETC. LOTS OF FAMILY FUN TIME ACTIVITIES. USE AS A PORCH DROP OR A HANDOUT. ADD A REAL PUMPKIN FOR FAMILY DEVOTION TIME AND A CARVING SET SO THAT FAMILIES CAN CREATE THEIR OWN, UNIQUE PUMPKINS (BOTH OPTIONAL). ADD TO OR TAKE AWAY ITEMS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.
LUNCH AND LEARN
DROP OFF A "BROWN BAG SPECIAL" LUNCH TO SEVERAL OF YOUR KIDDO'S EACH DAY AND ENJOY A ZOOM LUNCH AND DEVOTION TIME. REPEAT UNTIL YOU HAVE HAD LUNCH WITH EACH OF YOUR KIDDO'S.
WANT TO REACH FAMILIES? DROP OFF LUNCHES TO FAMILIES AND ENJOY AN OUTDOORS...SOCIAL DISTANCING LUNCHTIME TOGETHER.
KEEP LUNCHES SIMPLE AND ENJOY TIME TOGETHER.
I SPY BOTTLE
TREASURE HUNT IN A BOTTLE
TREASURE HUNT IN A BOTTLE
VERY VERSATILE CRAFT...USE WHEN TEACHING ON PAUL'S SHIPWRECK, RAHAB, SPYING OUT CANAN OR ANY BEACH/SEA LESSON.
YOU CAN EVEN USE IT AS A VBS BEACH CRAFT.
HOURS OF FUN. CAN YOU FIND ALL 20 ITEMS?
PARK AND PRAY
P.P.E. SAVES LIVES...Put on your P.P.E - Park and Pray Every Day!
Encourage your church (or community) to get involved by praying for our children, teachers and leaders.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Send them Back to School with a box of "Multicultural" or "Colors of the World" crayons in their backpacks. Show them that God made all the children of the world...and that they are each unique!.
PUTTING GOD FIRST
Memorable Objest Lesson.
Teach the children that by putting God first, everything else just seems to fall into place. Simple Object lesson using a jar, rice and a tennis ball (or anything round)
PACKAGES OF DONUTS
Drop off small packages of powdered donuts, chocolate donuts, coconut donuts, donut holes, bags of donuts or even a gift card to your local donut shop. Let you families know that you are thinking of them.
THE GOLDEN RULE - PORCH DROP
The Golden Ruler Bag.
Create bags filled with a golden ruler, situation cards to encourage family discussion, book mark, backpack tag and more! Show you families that you are thinking of them.
HUGS AND KISSES
Drop off "HUGS drinks and Hershey Kisses" to each child's home.
Let them know that you are thinking of them!
MY DAD ROCKS
An awesome gift for Father's Day. Just give each child a rick and allow them to create a custom rock paper weight for their dad. Attach the "My Dad Rocks" tag and you are all set!
WE'RE NUTS ABOUT YOU
Perfect gift for Father's Day. Download, print and attach the above tag to a bag, can or jar of nuts. What dad isn't "Nuts" about nuts?
Encourage hand washing with this fun "Bubbles" porch drop.
Show families that you are thinking of them...even during difficult times.
Leave a box of moon pies and a "I'm Over The Moon For You" notecard on each families doorstep. Let them know that you are thinking of them!
Leave a box of popcorn and a "Just Popped In
notecard on each families doorstep. Let them know that you are thinking of them.
GUMMY BEAR PORCH DROP
Leave a bag of gummy bears and a "Can't Wait To Give You A Big Bear Hug" notecard on each families doorstep. Let them know that you are thinking of them.
Wear A Mask
Hygiene Flyer- Wearing A Mask
Hygiene Flyer- Wash Hands
Hygiene Flyer- Use alone or as part of a Porch Drop.
Hygiene Flyer- Social Distancing
Hygiene Flyer- Social Distancing
Hygiene Flyer- Cover Your Mouth
Flyer- Don't Touch
Hygiene Flyer - Don't Touch
Make Your Own - Liquid Hand Soap
Create Your Own Liquid Hand Soap by using 1 bar of soap and 1 gallon of water
Thank You Jars - Perfect Mother's Day Gift
Looking for a unique gift for Mother's Day?
Check out these Thank You Jars...Perfect for Mom's or for anyone that you would like to say Thank You to!
Mothers Day Teapot Craft
Looking for a fun and easy way to recognize your mom's on Mother's Day? How about a way to say Thank You to your volunteers? Check out this cute teapot craft...just in time for Mother's Day!
Cross - Framed
Everyone Commits Errors but His SACRIFICE will get your HOME.
Round up some old baseballs and create this beautiful reminder to hang on the wall. The perfect gift, VBS craft or summertime craft!
Heart Handprint Card
Create a cute heart handprint card for mom and dad, grandma or grandpa or aunts or uncles using nothing more than a little paint, a brush, a piece of paper and a child's hand.
Jesus Love Me This Much
Create a unique heart boy/girl using simple craft items. Add hats, bows, etc for a one of a kind Valentine gift.
Copy, Cut and Paste
Fun for any age!
No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
Thinking about teaching a "Cooking Class?
These No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies are the BOMB!
Go on a scavenger hunt through the Bible to solve ingredient clues.
Snow cone Syrup
Why pay lots of money and go on a wild goose chase looking for snow cone syrup when you can make it yourself? Whip up a batch...or two...or three for a fraction of the cost of store-bought syrup...and no wild goose chases!
Fun any time of the year!
Strawberry, Grape, Orange, Blueberry,
The skies the limit!
Fun any time!
Keep the kids coming back each week by doing a camping or campfire series...complete with yummy S'more treats that they create themselves.
All snacks are easy to create and only take a few minutes away from class time.
Teach "action lessons" from the Bible that you would expect to hear around the campfire. Lessons like Daniel in the Lions Den, David and Goliath, The Fiery Furnace and other great lessons.
A delicious way to show someone how much their friendship means to you.
Mix up a batch, hand out to your friends, keep the starter...and the friendships growing!
Start yours today!
Want to add something new and exciting into your lesson time? Why not go through the Bible on and "ingredient" scavenger hunt. Children will solve the clues by searching provided scripture references and adding each ingredient into their cookie recipe.
Count down the days until Christmas with this adorable Christmas Angel (paper chain) craft. Countdown can begin anytime by simply adding or subtracting paper chain links.
A fun way to add
the Christmas holiday!
Christmas Nail Tree Ornament
Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas with this Christmas Nail ornament. This ornament to
be hung on a sturdy branch near
the trunk of your Christmas tree.
A reminder of the sacrifice that
Jesus made for each
Christmas left-right ornament game. Children will hear the Christmas story and pass their gift to the left or right each time they hear the words "left" or "right.
Everyone takes home a gift!
Bubble Bath Gift and Card
Create a cute...and sweet smelling gift for mom's, grandma's, sisters, aunts or any special lady in a child's life. Poem may be altered for Valentines Day, Christmas Day, Mother's Day, Grandmother's Day, Birthdays, etc.
Oooey, gooey, incredibly easy, campfire banana's!
Just slice open, fill with treats, wrap in foil and toss in the oven or campfire...
Easy and Delicious Treat!
Caught You Serving The Lord
Encourage "serving others"(outreach) with this fun recognition slide. Any time that a child is caught "doing good" they will receive the "You were caught you serving the Lord" award and recognition.
If you are planning on coloring eggs with your kiddo's try using a whisk. Just stick the egg inside the wires and dip the egg into the dye.
Use a whisk for each color or just give the whisk a quick rinse
Guessing Fun & Outreach
Easter is upon us and who doesn't like a little friendly competition? Purchase, find or borrow a 1-gallon mason jar with a lid (a 1-gallon pickle jar will work just fine). Fill the jar with jelly beans.
Click photo to continue.
Looking for an easy no-cook playdough recipe that will last for up to 6 months. Check out this one. The recipe uses boiling water which you can prepare in an electric coffee/teapot. Easy...to pour without all the spills.
Looking for a tried and true playdough recipe that has been around for many years? Check out this one. Recipe does require a 3-4 minute cooking time. Try using an electric skillet instead of the stove. Works perfectly.
On a small budget but have a BIG imagination? Check out these money-saving tips to stretch your budget and imagination.
Take advantage of "after" holiday sales to make a HUGE impact in your children's department.
Let's get creative!
Using Creative Fonts
Create amazing flyers, slides, and literature by using fun and creative fonts.
Want to know how to add new fonts to your computer?
Click picture above for a quick tutorial!
Looking for a "unique"
way to cool off this summer?
Check out this "Giant" Ice Block.
Perfect addition to any outdoor summer activity.
Adaptable for any outdoor event.
Time, Talent and Tithes
Looking for a unique craft to help reinforce a Time, Talent and Tithes series? Create these custom
t-shirts. A fun, easy and creative way to teach the children about the importance of giving of their
Time, Talents and Tithes!
Looking for a creative way to thank your volunteers, teachers or leaders?
Download and frame this beautiful
poem to show them how much you appreciate all of their hard work and dedication.
Turn Christ's amazing sacrifice into a memorable teaching moment by re-creating the nail marks on each child's hand.
Send the children home with the knowledge that "Christ died for Them!"
David Defeats the Giant
Looking for a way to teach your children about faith? About trusting God in times of trouble? About how God is BIGGER than anything? Check out this fun craft/game that children can create and play at church or at home!