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Family Night Ideas for Children’s Ministry and Community Outreach

6. Family Sports Night

Children love when parents participate in their favorite sports with them. One “hit” is a kids versus parents game of volleyball.

7. Family Outings

Take a children’s ministry field trip and invite local families to participate. Options include local museums, historical sites, hiking trails, and more.

8. Outdoor Game Night

When weather permits, play fun outdoors games with kids and parents. In the summer, water games are awesome for cooling down.

9. Dessert Swap

Ask families to bake or buy a favorite dessert and bring it to the event to share. As a twist on this idea, families can bring a dessert that represents their culture or heritage. Then people can share a bit about their family background.

10. Talent Show

Finally, encourage families to show off their special gifts with a lighthearted talent show. Musical siblings can give short performances. Maybe a mom is a pro at juggling? Fathers can try their hand at stand-up comedy and share their best dad jokes.

What other family night ideas have you tried at your church? Please share ideas with kidmin colleagues in the comments below!