Summer 2020 will probably look different than any other summer in kidmin. Here are some resources to help you connect with your families, whether you’re able to meet in person or not.
Grow Like Jesus is a self-guided, choose-your-own-adventure summer growth plan that gives children a clear path for improvement in every area of their lives. First, a child receives a printed Summer Growth Plan workbook. Then they look at the eight different challenges and choose one or two that call their name. The idea is to help children take responsibility for their growth and make it fun for them this summer. Learn more here.
Make Bible learning fun at home! Bible Superhero Week is a family resource that provides 5 days of activities related to superheroes in the Bible. This resource for families helps children dig into God’s Word and have fun while learning about some amazing people in the Bible. You can also use this resource over the span of a month. Instead of doing 5 days of Bible superheroes, you can do 5 weeks. Learn more here.
Looking for a way to keep families connected this summer and in God’s Word? Download this Camping with God: Summer Adventure Kit that will take kids and families through the book of Exodus together! With a fun camping theme, families will accompany the people of Israel on a journey through the book of Exodus – learning important lessons about God and His faithfulness to Israel and to us. Learn more here.
This summer scrapbook activity kit allows kids to spend eight weeks learning about Jesus through sheep-themed pages while making a summer scrapbook. It also encourages kids to study and memorize Psalm 23! Each week, kids complete a scrapbook page about the week’s theme and chronicle any other summer fun. Parents use the parent pages to take the conversation deeper, read Scripture together, complete a game/family activity, and do a ministry activity/random act of kindness. Learn more here.
In this on-screen game, kids/families must find the summer-related picture on each slide without a double. Encourage kids to shout out the answers, write them down, or share them in the chat if playing over Zoom. This download includes a ready-to-go PPT presentation so you can play right away plus each PPT slide as a graphic so you can insert them into your presentation software easily and quickly. Use the video version of the download to play at the beginning or in the middle of your family service to help engage the kids (and adults)!
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This pack of summer fun printables is perfect for early arriver and time filler activities for any summer event. These printables are also perfect for mailing to your kids. Permission is granted to share these printables with the parents in your ministry through email or a password-protected site. This set also includes several printables and ideas for a sunshine mail to send to your kids to help brighten up their summer! Learn more here.
Journey through Jonah is an adaptation of the original 8-week curriculum series designed for take-home use or for using on Zoom during this unique summer season. Each weekly guide includes an opening family activity, a Bible teaching time designed for parents to lead in 10 minutes or less, discussion questions, and a closing family activity. This download could be used to create a Take-Home box for families, as a Zoom Sunday School curriculum, or for parents to do “at-home” church over the summer! Learn more here.
Encourage families to get to know and love the Psalms with this 5-week study for kids featuring over 30 pages of activities, lessons, reading plans and playlists! Email a lesson to the families in your ministry each week or send all 5 together and encourage family-centered study, learning, and activity from home. This 5-week study will look at a different literary style from within the Psalms (Praise, Wisdom, Lament, Thanksgiving, and Royal) each week. Through activities, reading, and music it will promote a better understanding and love of the Psalms by fitting the different styles into kids’ own lives and experiences. Learn more here.
This downloadable resource is perfect for families when the weather’s nice! It’s fun, easy to do, and encourages faith-filled conversations as families go on a scavenger hunt while they walk in their neighborhood, looking for clues from the Bible to find 27 different items from a list. With this purchase, you can distribute this resource digitally or as many printed copies as you want for those in your church. Learn more here.
Children will love this adopt-a-pet experience with stuffed animals and scripture that you can easily adapt for social distancing! This event begins with a large group lesson focused on how God chose us (Ephesians 1:11 & John 15:16, NIV) before the kids break out into small groups and choose their stuffed animal pets. In small groups, kids rotate between stations where they design homes for their animals, create birth certificates, and be challenged to read the scripture with their pets over the following 8 weeks! This 75-minute event gets kids excited about reading their Bibles! Learn more here.