Making Father's Day special
We also encourage the whole family to stay for our morning worship service with some added elements especially for dad. There will be a Father's Day clip, and if you're looking for a great clip check out these featured clipsHERE.
The kids will hand out a special gift to all the men in our church family.
But.... we've also been asked to present a special kids' item.
A special item from the kids
I don't know about the kids in your kidmin, but we find that they really don't want to sing. Sure.. they enjoy singing along with our program music and they love to use the percussion instruments when we include them, but up front? A special item? In church? No way! Someone might see me! I'd be so embarrassed!
It's an added difficulty that kids' attendance is sporadic. We have a lot of regulars, but we also have many kids who turn up without their parents, who walk in late and attend every second or third week. So preparing and practising something special is really difficult. What do you do?
So.. for our Father's Day item, we're not doing a special song. We're going to use one of the songs that the kids enjoy, one from our regular program. It's a music clip from Group with the music and lyrics included plus kids singing along and doing the actions. I've included the YouTube version for you to check out. We've found that the kids relax and enjoy singing with these clips and don't feel so nervous when they're singing along and doing the actions with the clip. We'll encourage the whole church family to sing along, too.
The music clip shows a bunch of kids painting so, at the end of our segment, our kids are going to hold up our own painting- a big banner for dad that reads, 'Love You Dad!' We cut the lettering out of scrapbook papers and asked the kids to decorate it for dad.
They really got into it! And they're so proud of their efforts! After we finished, they dashed out to tell their families that they had been working on a big surprise for Father's Day but no-one was allowed to see it just yet.
I love it when kids are excited about our program!