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Celebrate! It's the End of the School Year!

CTA - Christ to All /Apr. 22, 2019
A game of ball being played during a kids' ministry event in a field surrounded by trees

By Alison Zeller

Soon school days and ministry gatherings will be replaced with pool days and BBQ gatherings--summer is coming!
As you prepare to wrap up your year of children’s ministry, take time to celebrate! The kids you serve have worked really hard this year; you have, too. Plan some fun activities for the coming weeks. Take time to laugh with your kids, celebrate their achievements, and encourage them to keep up their faith walk throughout the summer months.

  • Take a group poll and hand out awards or certificates. Use titles like “funniest student,” “amazing artist,” “best attitude,” “most creative,” “best speaker,” and the like.
  • Set up a photo booth and props.  Be sure to plan a way to print the pictures and get them to the kids afterward.
  • Make a slideshow with one slide dedicated to each student. Include pictures of the kids throughout the year, their summer plans, their favorite topic from the year, and the number one thing they learned. Be sure to include yourself in the slideshow, too!
  • Send your students home with a summer reading list. You can easily create something fun with Bible reading goals.
  • Invite kids to write to you over the summer. This is a great way to keep in touch and keep mentoring the children in your care. 

What’s your favorite way to celebrate the end of the year?