Deeper KidMin 2020 Report

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As we round out the year, I wanted to share a few exciting stats with you from Deeper KidMin in 2020...[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="48495" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="img_link_large" img_link_target="_blank"][vc_column_text]*Want to see who our Vendors are? Meet them (and their amazing resources) here! Deeper KidMin wouldn't be what it is without this team of amazing leaders.  We are humbled and floored by these numbers, and we so appreciate you allowing us to serve you this year.  Because I could never say it enough, thank you.  And Happy New Year. -...

The Weary World Rejoices

Our Advent series at church this year is fittingly titled "The Weary World Rejoices," and man has it been sweet. "O Holy Night" has always been my favorite Christmas carol anyway, but the lyrics really hit home this year. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices. For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. "Weary" is one of the best words I can think of to describe this year and this season of ministry. From a global pandemic to racial injustice to the political divide we're experiencing in the U.S., the world is experiencing a bone-deep fatigue that seems to permeate all areas of life. Add in trying to do children's ministry in the midst of all this, and whew! Talk about weary! Maybe you're feeling drained of emotional and physical energy as you try to stay connected with families, equipping them for at-home discipleship without...

Christmas Mad Libs Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this fun Christmas Mad Libs game to invite kids into helping you tell a funny version of the Christmas story! In this Mad Lib game, kids will share words to fill in the blanks to help re-tell the story of an angel visiting Mary, based on Luke 1:26-38.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Mad Libs here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F12%2FDKM-Christmas-Mad-Libs-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="44259" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/christmas-mad-libs-bible-edition/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Add a little fun and laughter to any lesson with even more...

Family Christmas Eve Bags: Taking the Christmas Eve Celebration Home

I've shared before about what I like to include in Christmas Eve worship activity bags (we called them Praise Packs) to use during an intergenerational Christmas Eve service, but what if you included resources for families to use at home AFTER the service is over? Providing additional resources, ideas, or even a simple family devotion can help families focus on Christ this Christmas and celebrate the real reason for the season. Here are a few ideas you could include in your Family Christmas Eve Bags to keep the celebration going even after the Christmas Eve service is over... Movie Night Kit - Kids love snuggling up under some blankets for a Christmas movie. Tie together a bag of popcorn, some Christmas candy, a candy cane, and some hot cocoa packets to make a "Christmas Eve Movie Night Kit" for families to enjoy together. Happy Birthday...

Wise Men Christmas Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this fun Christmas activity with your families to help them celebrate Christmas well beyond Christmas Day! Print, color, and cut out the wise men on the following page, then attach them to toilet paper rolls. Starting on Christmas Day, move them to a different spot in your house until they reach the manger on Epiphany, January 6, the 12th day after Christmas![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Wise Men Activity Here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F11%2FDKM-Wisemen-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="21669" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank"...

Christmas Card Day

Did you know that December 9 is an official holiday called "Christmas Card Day"? Who knew!? It's celebrated in honor of the very first commercial Christmas cards that were sent in 1843 in London by Sir Henry Cole. And while it very well could be a holiday that Hallmark added to our calendars to boost their own sales, the spirit of the day remains true. The tradition of sending a little Christmas cheer to family and friends is a sure way to brighten someone's holiday season. So how can you celebrate Christmas Card Day as a children's ministry leader?  Send Christmas cards! 2020 is the perfect year to send Christmas cards to your families, especially if you're back/still in quarantine. It's an easy way to connect with families and let kids know you miss them. (Psst - we've made this one super easy for you! Download our "We miss you!"...

Family Census Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this fun Family Census Activity Printable with the families in your ministry to complete at home, or use it as part of your Sunday morning activities during the month of December![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Family Census Activity here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F11%2FDKM-Family-Census-Activity.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Mary and Joseph traveled to the town of Bethlehem to be counted in the census. A census is a count of all the people in the land. Back in Bible times, people had to return to their hometown to be counted. So Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to be counted in the census (because that was Joseph's hometown). Fill out your own family census, but with an added twist. There are statements and then a...