One thing I love about children’s ministry is the opportunity to create environments that kids love. A fun, engaging, well-designed environment can go a long way towards helping kids feel welcome and connected. Time and time again I’ve seen nervous kids enter our elementary environment at CCC and quickly go from nervous to intrigued, simply because of the space they walked into.
Environments and 252 Basics Curriculum
Lisa Molite, our elementary director, has a gift for creating great environments. Our church has been Orange since inception, and some years ago the elementary curriculum (252 Basics) began to include a specific theme to go with the primary focus of the content for each month. Since then, our church, along with thousands of others, have re-designed our elementary environment each month to go with the theme.
We felt like it would be great to collaborate each month with churches using 252 Basics, as well as provide a resource site that any children’s ministry staff and volunteers would find helpful in creating environments.
Ready Set Sunday is a new website Lisa Molite runs. You’ll find tools, tips, supplies, as well as monthly posts specific to how we design our environment each month for the 252 Basics theme. Our hope is that you’ll share your ideas, plan and pictures as well, and Ready Set Sunday can become a true collaborative site that will help all of our churches create the best environments possible.
Click the picture below to head over to Ready Set Sunday and check it out. Be sure to subscribe.