Your church can give to parents and children through a Kids
Night Out Program. This evening provides parents with free
baby-sitting, and it also gives kids a fun evening at church. Kids
Night Out can be used any time of the year, but it's especially
good in the late fall when parents need to go Christmas
We created a fun theme for our Kids Night Out this year-Journey to
the Moon. We used our youth group members and college students to
staff this evening under the supervision of the children's pastor.
Parents signed up their children in their Sunday school classes so
we'd know how many children to expect, how many classrooms to use,
and how many volunteers we'd need.
Our fun Journey to the Moon program included:
- Galactic Games-For Moon Ball, kids played
various games with an earth ball. In Meteor Shower, kids wadded up
scrap paper and threw it back and forth across the gym. And in
Astronaut Relay, kids raced to fill a suitcase with items they'd
need on a shuttle trip.
- Cosmic Crafts-Younger kids made rocket ships
out of toilet- tissue rolls. Older children brought white socks to
make "Moon Weirdo" hand puppets-creatures from the dark side of the
- Outer Space Snacks-We served Moon Pies and
- Videos-We showed a collection of space-related
videos, such as Bugs Bunny meets Marvin the Martian cartoons, the
Moody Science Adventure Video, and "Journey to the Stars." Be sure
to get permission to show these videos to large groups.