Sledding Competition

(Family Fun Day and/or Community Outreach)

Family Fun Day

Sledding Competition

A Family Sledding competition is an easy and fun way to encourage family time.

1. Create a flyer (sample at the bottom of this page...download, and edit if you choose)

2. Pass out your flyers to each child

3. Promote your event on the big screen, Facebook, Instagram...however you communicate with your families.

4. Purchase prizes for the winner.

5. Any time that snow is in the forecast, re-post or re-share your information...add some fun comments to keep the kids excited. "Snow in the forecast tonight...will we be sledding tomorrow???" 

6. When the snow begins...re-post or re-share your information again.

7. First big snow...Family fun time begins! Families grab their sleds...take lots of fun family pics...and submits 1-2 pics to you via text (or whatever method you choose)

8. Winner is chosen

9. Prizes are awarded

10. All pics are posted on Facebook. Don't forget to take the winner's pics with their prizes.

Challenge your entire community...as well as surrounding communities to a "Sledding" Competition. 

 

  • Pass out flyers to your church families.

  • Post Competition on your Facebook Page.

  • Do a Facebook blast...which simply means that everyone shares your Facebook post at the same exact time. During announcements would be a great time to have everyone pull out their phones and share...if allowed.

  • Ask your church members to share your Facebook post with family and friends.

  • Post your flyer on all community Facebook pages.

  • Purchase prizes... a basket (or two...or three...if you want to pass out first, second and third place prizes) filled with "wintery" items is a great gift idea. Note: I have found that a 5-gallon bucket works great as an alternative to a basket...they come in many colors and cost only $2-3 at Wal-Mart) 

  • Re-share your flyer any time that snow is in the forecast...as a teaser...leading up to the big sledding competition.

  • When you receive enough snow to sled, post details on your Facebook site...Start time, deadline, how to submit pics, etc. 

  • If you have a great sledding area at your church, invite families from your community (who do not have a place to sled) to join you at the church. (Set specific times)

  • Set up a hot chocolate bar inside the church (gym area, or area when snow is not a problem) and invite sledders in to warm up and enjoy some hot chocolate.

  • Once the deadline has expired, post each submission on your Facebook page, select a winner or give each sledding team a number, invite people to vote for their favorite sledding pics.

  • Award your prizes...post the winners on-line. 

  • Winners will pick up their prize at the church.

  • Make sure to thank each of your entries and invite them to church on Sunday. (You may want to set up a hot chocolate station and encourage all participants to join you for some hot chocolate goodness...Sunday morning).

  • Consider creating a short photo video or a slide show of the sledding activities to share before worship.

  • If you come up with some new ideas that will make this event even better...please share them with me @ 479-619-9932 or arleneclark@sbcglobal.net

  • Please share some pics from your event...I would love to see all of the fun sledding family time. 

  • This event can be tailor-made to fit your church and your community.

  • Be creative and have fun!

Download Flyer

Editable Flyer

If you host your own "Sledding" event, please share a few of your pics and 

new ideas with me...I would LOVE to see them!

arleneclark@sbcglobal.net or text to 479-619-9932

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Rogers, Arkansas 72756