Babies need to be well cared for if you are going to have an AWESOME nursery. You need to find out information that is important to know while the baby is in your care. Can they sit unsupported? Do they have a bottle or sippy cup? It’s important to get this information from parents before they leave their child in your care.
We use a check list at our church. This allows parents to communicate with us about their child, but in a fast, efficient way. You can download the checklist from Google Docs. Change the bullets to check boxes and you are good to go.
Have you been to Disney World in the last few years? If you are celebrating a special occasion you can get a button that displays what you are celebrating for FREE! Then as you walk around the parks and hotel all the staff congratulate you on your special occasion.
I’m sure any child in your church would love it if all the volunteers said, “Happy Birthday” to them on their birthday, or “welcome” on their first Sunday. A button maker allows you to make buttons for any occasion or event. You could even promote upcoming events by making buttons for volunteers or kids to wear. Put your logo on them and give them out as prizes. If kids can say their Bible verse, then they can get a special Bible Verse Button.
I found this button maker on Ebay. You can buy them new or used and are available from many different companies. Buttons come in a variety of sizes & you can order the button sets in different quantities. We are going to get lots of use out of our button maker!
What items do you use to help promote your kids ministry?
We are in the middle of building a new kids area at my church. We are scheduled to move into our new space in 4 weeks. I am SUPER EXCITED about what lies ahead, but there are a LOT of details to look after in the next 4 weeks.
I have been doing a lot of research about Kids Spaces & Suppliers of ‘stuff’. Have you heard of Gressco? They make unique library and children’s commercial furniture. There are so many cool ideas in their catelogue. Everything from furniture to creative spaces & activity centers. If you have not heard of them, you should contact them & request a FREE catalog.