I Love You Because Jar… Valentine Family Prayer Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Invite families to talk to God about their love for Him this Valentine's Day with this simple family prayer activity![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a printable copy here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F01%2FDKM-I-love-you-because-jar-family-prayer-freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] For this activity, families will need: A jar or container Popsicle sticks or strips of paper (If they don't have either of these, you can share the last page of the printable with them!) Prayer Activity: Why do you love God? Have you ever stopped to think about it? God does so many amazing things for us. God is a God of love, a God who takes care of us, & a God who hears us when we pray - just to name a few! Think about the reasons you love...

Volunteer Training Icebreaker Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this activity to open up your volunteer training, help your team get to know each other, and encourage them to start thinking about the importance of their volunteer roles. It's also a great lead-in to sharing about your ministry's vision and goals![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click Here to Download a Printable version of the activity! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F01%2FDKM-Volunteer-Training-Icebreaker-Activity.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: index cards, pens, Instructions: Pass out an index card and a pen to everyone. If you have a large group, you can split them into groups of 5-10. Tell them to number their cards and write their answers to the following questions, but they shouldn’t write their name on their...

VIP Meeting Planning Guide

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What if you invested several hours per month/semester in a meeting with yourself that would end up giving you more focus and less stress overall? Use this week's free download to give it a try![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Click Here to Download the VIP Meeting Planning Guide! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F12%2FDKM-VIP-Meeting-Planning-Guide.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]A VIP Meeting is a once-a-month meeting with yourself that gives you space to be still, dream, plan, and brainstorm. It's a vital check-in for your goals and helps you stay on track with the most important things in your life and your ministry. (This is just one of the many tools and resources I learned about as part of a Leadership Circle with Joy Canupp, and it's been so...

Amazing Volunteer Christmas Appreciation Printable Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tell your volunteers how AMAZING they are this Christmas with this simple printable! Just print, cut, and use Glue Dots to add an Amazon Gift Card.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Volunteer Appreciation Printable Here!" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F11%2FDKM-Amazing-Volunteer-Gift-Card-Freebie-Printable.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="69294" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/amazing-volunteer-christmas-appreciation-printables/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Want even more options including different sayings and a folding card option? Check out our full Amazing Volunteer Christmas...

Christmas Family Checklist

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Give the families in your ministry an easy way to enjoy the holidays together, make memories, and celebrate Christ.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Family Checklist Here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F11%2FDKM-Christmas-Family-Checklist-Freebie-for-Christmas-2020.pdf||target:%20_blank|"][vc_column_text]Print the checklist page on cardstock and distribute to the families in your ministry. How many of the Christmas activities can they complete before Christmas Day? Option: Invite families to complete as many activities they can, then return the checklist to you for a special prize![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="17342" img_size="full" alignment="center"...

Advent Coloring Pages

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]These coloring pages are perfect for the Advent season! With a coloring page and scripture for each weekly theme of Advent + Christmas Day, it's the perfect add-on resource to use in your ministry this Advent season. Just print, share, and use as time-fillers, early arrivers, as part of Advent Praise Packs, or more![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Advent Coloring Pages Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F11%2FDKM-Advent-Coloring-Pages-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="64066" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/family-advent-devotions/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]These...

Christmas Carols Wordsearch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this fun and easy printable with the kids in your ministry to see if they can find all of the popular Christmas Carols in this wordsearch! It's the perfect activity for early arrivers, small groups, time-fillers, and more![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Christmas Carols Wordsearch here! " align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F11%2FDKM-Christmas-Carols-Wordsearch.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="67923" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/sing-to-the-lord-4-week-christmas-series/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This activity is just one of the many included in our brand new Sing to...

Gratitude Alphabet Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Help kids develop an attitude of gratitude this November! Using this simple printable, kids write down one thing they're thankful for that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Encouraging kids to be aware of what they're thankful for can help develop an attitude of gratitude and lead to a spirit of generosity.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Gratitude Alphabet Freebie here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F10%2FDKM-Gratitude-Alphabet-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="45367" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/thanksgiving-activity-bundle/"][/vc_column][vc_column...

25 Ways to Practice Slowing & Counter Hurried Living

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week at MegaCon 2021, I taught a breakout session all about creating rhythms of rest (see a few notes from the session here), and during the breakout, I shared a freebie with 25 ways to practice slowing and counter hurried living. I decided to make this list available to my subscribers too as part of our brand new and exclusive Subscriber Freebie Library. Which of these 25 action steps will you try implementing first? [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a printable version here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F09%2FDKM-25-Ways-to-Practice-Slowing-Counter-Hurried-Living.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Begin your morning with prayer and scripture. Come to a full stop at the stop sign. Practice listening to understand, not...

Pumpkin PlayDoh Recipe

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this recipe and link with the families in your ministry to invite them to make pumpkin playdoh this fall! Then as kids play, encourage them to say things they are thankful for or spend time praying to God.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a Printable Version of the Recipe here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F09%2FDKM-Pumpkin-Playdoh-Recipe-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies Needed: 1 ½ cups flour ¾ cup salt 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice 1 ½ cups water 1 Tbsp oil Red food coloring - 5 drops Yellow food coloring - 5 drops Instructions: This recipe can be found here on the Natural Beach Living website. On this website, you can find the instructions for exactly how to make...

DIY Trunk-or-Treat Trophies

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you host an annual Trunk-or-Treat at your church? Here's a fun and easy way to make trophies for the winners! (And if you're looking to shake things up and try a new event, here are 5 unique fall family events!)[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download printable instructions here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F08%2FDIY-Trunk-or-Treat-Trophies-DKM.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Supplies needed: Wooden Plaques Gold, Silver, and Bronze Spray Paint Paint Pen or Scrapbook Letter stickers/ ModPodge Large Hot Wheels Cars (approximately 5 inches in length) Super Glue E6000 Glue Instructions: Super glue the wheels of your hot wheels cars to the car itself so they do not roll. Super glue the doors of the hot wheels car shut. ...

Fall Family Bucket List Freebie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]How many of these fall activities can your families complete this fall season? Share the following page with the families in your ministry by handing it out at your Fall Fest, on a Sunday morning, or as part of a fall gift! Encourage families to complete as many of the tasks as they can, sharing pictures on social media and tagging your ministry or using a specific hashtag. Watch and enjoy as families spend intentional time with each other and in God's Word this fall![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Fall Family Bucket List Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F08%2FDKM-Fall-Family-Bucket-List-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="63667" img_size="full" alignment="center"...

September Holidays For Fun Social Media Posts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this list to make fun and engaging posts for your children's ministry social media accounts in September! Remember, you want your social media to be more than just a bulletin board. Ask questions relating to some of the holidays: For National Wildlife Day, ask your families what wild animal they would be! Encourage them to tag a friend: For Grandparents' Day, encourage them to tag the grandparents in their lives in an encouraging post![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a printable version of the September Holidays Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F08%2FDKM-September-Holidays-List-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] September 2021 Holidays: 4 - National Wildlife Day 6 - National Read a Book Day 6 - Labor Day 11 -...

Family Survey Printable

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the best ways to grow a flourishing family ministry is to connect with families in your church - to understand their needs and get to know them. That's why this week's freebie is a family survey printable you can share with your families to learn more about them and their preferences![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Family Survey Here" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F08%2FDKM-Family-Survey.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]If you're looking for a bigger list of feedback and survey questions or want to create your own from scratch, download our free feedback questions list here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="57668" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link"...

4 Classroom Management Tips For Your Volunteers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Classroom Management will make or break your volunteers' experience teaching and your kids' experience learning. Share these simple and quick best practices for classroom management with your volunteers to help them serve and lead well. Sharing simple strategies and techniques like these with your team helps them enjoy leading/serving in your ministry (which means they'll stick around longer) and helps kids enjoy learning about Jesus (always a win).[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a Printable Version Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F07%2FDKM-Classroom-Management-Tips-Tricks-for-Volunteers.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Be early. Be prepared - The first one to arrive is the one in charge. Be sure that you are the first one in the...

Separate the Beans: Back-to-School Object Lesson

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Use this hands-on object lesson to show kids that we can’t separate our spiritual lives from our school lives (or any other part of our lives). It's a great object lesson for your back-to-school season, and it encourages kids to think about including God in their everyday lives.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a Printable Version Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F07%2FDKM-Separate-the-Beans-Back-to-School-Object-Lesson.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Supplies: Two bowls, two different colors of beans, two different colors of sand (or salt and pepper), some powdered drink mix (or a packet of Kool-Aid, or Splenda), a Cup of water, a spoon Details: Set out two bowls with different colored beans in each bowl (you can also do this...

School Year Faith Bucket List for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You have probably heard of a bucket list (earlier in the week we talked about making a bucket list for your ministry), but have you ever encouraged kids to make one for their school year that related to their faith in God? In this activity, kids will use the free printable and write down different things they can do to help grow their faith in God. On each clipboard is a different topic. They will use that clipboard to write down things they can do this school year to help grow their faith. After they fill it out, they can keep it in their Bible or hang it on the fridge or in their room so it will help remind them to do these things this school year.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the School Year Faith Bucket List Here!" align="center"...

Legos Creation Object Lesson

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earlier in the week, we shared about Anne Marie Gosnell's Secret Sermon Object Lesson idea - it's brilliant, by the way - and she has graciously allowed us to share a free sample from her book: What God is Doing: Old Testament Object Lessons for Kids![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Free Sample + Creation Object Lesson Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2Fxqs55ofikssfkrk%2FPages%2520from%2520WhatGodIsDoing_PDFDL_SampleLesson1.pdf%3Fdl%3D0|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]This free sample includes the introduction and the very first object lesson on creation. It uses letter tiles and Legos to teach kids that everything was created by an all-powerful God who is the ultimate designer. Interested in connecting more with Anne Marie? She’s been in some sort of...

Color Prayer Spinner: Back-to-School Prayer Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this prayer activity with the kids and families in your ministry to help them start the school year with intentional prayer! Kids can make the spinners as part of a back-to-school activity/lesson at church or complete the entire thing at home.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Color Prayer Spinner Back-To-School Prayer Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F07%2FDKM-Color-Prayer-Spinner-Back-To-School-Prayer-Activity-For-Kids.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies (per child) Color Prayer Spinner Printable scissors brad/split pin paper clip coloring utensils How it works: Kids create the spinner, then spin it! Whatever color it lands on, kids pray that prompt and color in the wedge. They can do one wedge...

Sermon Notes Printable for Pre-Readers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We both know how important it is to engage, not just occupy kids in a family service, and one effective way to do that is through Sermon Notes for Kids! But what do you do for the kiddos who can't read yet? This week's free printable may help![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Pre-Reader Sermon Notes Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F06%2FDKM-Sermon-Notes-for-Pre-Readers.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text]Share the printable above with the little ones in your ministry to help them engage in a family worship service. At the beginning of the service, parents will need to explain to their kids what to do, but then the pre-readers just listen for the words they're looking for and practice their writing/coloring skills! And if you're looking for...

Identity in Christ Self-Portrait

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Using Scripture, kids can understand who they are because of who God says they are. Unless kids hear and embrace the truths God declares about them, they will not come to a full understanding of who they are in Christ and will never reach their full God-given potential. Use this simple activity as a way to remind kids who they are in Christ! [/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Activity Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F06%2FDKM-Identity-in-Christ-Self-Portrait-Activity.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Give a copy of the download above to kids and invite them to draw a self-portrait. Above and around their self-portrait, kids should write some of the words or phrases from the Identity in Christ Truths List included in the download. Kids...

Color-Themed Preschool Playdate

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Host a preschool playdate that invites little ones and their parents to fellowship with one another and learn about God's beautiful colors through storytime and play! Read the suggested book (or another book about colors), then set up the play stations and allow kids to enjoy time together while their parents fellowship too![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download a Printable Copy Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F06%2FDKM-Color-themed-Preschool-Playdate.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: Storytime book, items of various colors & matching color bowls (i.e. buttons, feathers, paper shapes, plastic blocks, pom poms, and pipe cleaners for sensory table), bubbles, wands, paper plates, colored streamers (cut into 4-inch pieces), glue sticks,...

Scripture Stars: 4th of July Family Faith Activity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Share this fun summer activity with the families in your ministry to help them decorate their house for the 4th of July and remind them of the freedom we have in Jesus! It's a great way to help them form tiny habits that incorporate scripture into their lives![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Printable Copy Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F06%2FDKM-Scripture-Stars-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][vc_column_text] Supplies: red, white, and blue cardstock, star templates from online, gluestick, markers, Bible Instructions: Search the internet for star templates. Print and cut out stars of different sizes on red, white, and blue cardstock. Layer the stars by gluing a smaller star on top of a larger star. Then write one of the Bible verses...

Father’s Day Tie Goody Bags Craft

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kids can make these cute bags in class and fill them with snacks to share or activities to do with their dads or father figures for Father's Day! (And find more Father's Day resources here!)[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the instructions here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F06%2FFathers-Day-Tie-Goody-Bags-Freebie.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="59115" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/fathers-day-holiday-history-series/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]This craft is one of the activities in the Father's Day Holiday History lesson, The full lesson teaches kids about the history of...

Trinity Printable for Kids

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With Pentecost Sunday coming this weekend, you may be thinking of ways to teach kids about the Holy Spirit. The Trinity can be a difficult subject to teach kids, but it's an important theological foundation for the Christian faith. Use this free download to help teach kids about the Trinity![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download the Trinity Printable for Kids Here!" align="center" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fdeeperkidmin.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F05%2FDKM-Trinity-Printable-for-Kids.pdf|target:_blank"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="53990" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" link="https://deeperkidmin.com/product/the-trinity-preschool-pack/"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Want even more printables...