Use this Preschool Playdate Planning Checklist to plan for your Preschool Playdate without missing a step!

1-2 months before:

  • Decide on your Preschool Playdate activity + calendar date.
  • Contact any venues (if necessary) to schedule your group.
  • Create a sign-up form* (if applicable).
  • Share a “save the date” post, email, website event, etc. with the families in your ministry and link to the sign-up form (or provide hard-copies of the sign-up form in person).

*One thing to remember about families with preschoolers is that life (and plans) change quickly. The more you can plan a Preschool Playdate that requires little commitment (like this fall Brown Bag Scavenger Hunt), the better! Your sign-up sheet can be more of a potential RSVP just so you can watch for certain families on the day of the event.

3 weeks before:

  • Start promoting your Preschool Playdate more heavily (in the bulletin, from stage, in parent emails, on social media, etc.)

1 week before:

  • Create printed invites or informational sheets to pass out the Sunday before your event.
  • Hand out these invites to your preschool families.
  • Gather any supplies you need for the event and confirm days/times with a venue (if applicable).

At the event:

  • Meet families in the designated location at the designated time.
  • Preschool parents have the chance to connect with you and with each other, and their preschoolers have a blast playing together. Win-win!
  • Don’t forget to take lots of cute pictures!

This checklist is an abbreviated version of the one found in the Brown Bag Fall Scavenger Hunt download, which gives you everything you need to host a fall preschool playdate with your families. Learn more here.

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