Key factors in creating a foundational Christian Education program include teaching children how to make friends, while creating a safe community environment for them to grow. One of the big fears that prevent kids from coming to Sunday School is not knowing other children in the program. This book provides 101 key opportunities to help children make friends while providing a safe, friendly and fun environment. Includes 25 games for preschoolers, 25 for grades K-3, and 25 for grades 4-6. 26 games are included for use with mixed age ranges and a set of topical and Scripture indices can be found in the back of the book as well.
Fun, Bible-based, get-to-know-you games and activities for children ages three to twelve.
Teaching children how to make friends and creating a sense of community are two key factors in building a strong Christian education program. Many children resist coming to Sunday school and childrens ministry events because they do not know the other children; they live in different communities and attend different schools. Here are 101 opportunities to help children make friends at church and keep them coming!View a sample of this book.
Jolene L. Roehlkepartain is the founding editor of Children's Ministry magazine, and the author of 22 books, including Nuturing Faith in Families, Teaching Kids to Care & Share, and 101 Great Games for Kids. A veteran congregational lay minister and parent educator, Jolene's books draw on her 25 years of experience in working with children, youth, and families.