Planning is an important life skill.
It is a learned skill.
We must be intentional to teach the kids to plan.
This is an activity to do with your kids to help develop that skill.
Materials: Depends on what you are going to be doing.
Think of a reason the kids in your ministry have to celebrate.
- Have all the Trek Teams meet together
- If the teens grumble remind them you are a family. This is a time for the family to work together.
- Tell the kids that you are going to work together to plan a celebration for (whatever fits your kids).
- Have the kids brainstorm the planning.
- Put their planning on wall size Post-It’s.
Possible ideas to help you with your brainstorming
- Carnival Type Booths – perhaps have them open as the guests gather so they have something to do as soon as they arrive.
- Throw a penny on a plate
- Throw a ping-pong ball in a jar
- Squirt out a candle
- Bounce a ball into a wastepaper basket
- The number of booths will depend on the number of guests
- What will you have for prizes or do you need prizes?
- Memory Verse
- Trek Teams could quote a verse and then one kid explains its meaning.
- Two Trek Teams could play a game in front of their guests.
- Guests are given the verse to read while the two teams play.
- A kid explains the verse after the game.
- Give all the guests a verse to try and memorize before the end of the of the festival.
- At the end of the festival, volunteers can attempt to quote the verse.
- Have prizes for those who try.
- Some game ideas
- Teach their guests songs that they sing.
- Is there a recreation game that they would like to have everyone play together?
- Have them create debriefing questions to go with one of the promises from the memory verses..
- Crackers and cheese
Help your kids to think critically. Help them think of the details.