11 Things You Can Do to Make a Kid’s Day

11 Things You Can Do To Make A Kid’s Day

When children walk into your ministry area, you should be the most exciting, most encouraging, most “want-to-be-around” person they encounter!

Here are a few things you can do to make a child’s day in your KidMin:

  • Smile at them and let your eyes light up when you see them
  • Look them in the eyes when you talk with them
  • Talk TO and WITH them…not DOWN at them
  • Be super interested in any news they share with you (remember: it’s a big deal to have a loose or missing tooth, a new haircut, new shoes, a new stuffed animal, etc.)
  • Notice and point out their shoes—trust me on this one
  • Shake their hand—they think this is very grown-up
  • Engage in any activity they are doing and have fun while doing it
  • Publicly “catch” them behaving during class and compliment them
  • Always call any prizes you are going to give away “mine” and “my,” as in: who is going to win “my candy bar”?
  • If they tell you sad news, pray with them…right then and there
  • Offer to thumb-wrestle any of them for a best two out of three

The list is incomplete…obviously!

What would you add to it?

This article originally appeared here.

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Jamie Doyle is the husband of one amazing wife.The dad to three fabulous kids and has many years of ministry experience pastoring children and families in church large and small. He is currently the Pastor of Children’s Ministries at First Assembly Community Ministries in Lafayette, IN. He loves ministry to kids and has been involved in it since he was a kid.