Join MISDAKids on Mondays, as we post a service idea to encourage children to be missionaries for Jesus. We pray these activities will help kids find joy in serving Jesus every day. Comment or post a picture on our Facebook or Instagram pages of your mission experience to inspire others to be missionaries for Jesus, too!
VBS Advertising Tips 7-9
Keep up the good work with advertising for your Vacation Bible School. Here are some tips for this week.
Tip 7: Mail flyers to all your church contacts.
Tip 8: Get lots of church members involved.
Tip 9: Advertise on the local radio station, especially Strong Tower Radio!
VBS Advertising Tips
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out our new few tips to start advertising for your church today!
1: Free Cookie Giveaway-Have church members bake homemade cookies and pass them out, along with VBS invitations at a community event like a craft show, farmer's market, or fair booth.
2: Magnet Giveaway- Buy little plastic animals or get plastic animals and glue magnets to the back. Kids can use it to post a VBS invitation on their refrigerator as a reminder. Tell them that if they bring the magnet to VBS they can receive a prize.
3: If your community doesn't have many holiday events, or the fees to be a part of it are not in your budget, ask local businesses/Chamber of Commerce if you can set up a booth outside their building and pass out invitations and kid friendly gifts.
VBS Advertising Tips 4-6
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out Tips 4-6 to start advertising for your church today!
Tip 4: Advertise at a parade.
Tip 5: Make a VBS commercial.
Tip 6: Advertise on misdakids.org.
VBS Advertising Tips 1-3
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out Tips 1-3 to start advertising for your church today!
Tip 1: Attach a small gift to your invite.
Tip 2: Advertise at a farmer's market, festival, or similar event.
Tip 3: Invite children from local Christian day cares.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We love our teachers! We encourage you to take time to thank a school teacher, principal, and your Sabbath School teacher(s). Be creative by sending a text, card, or gift to let them know how much you appreciate all they do. Don't forget to pray for them and their family. Teachers really do change the world!
Learn to Ride a Bike Day
Are you ready for some warmer weather? We can't wait to be outside and enjoy the spring sunshine. Celebrate Learn to Ride a Bike Day by pulling out your bikes and going outside for some fresh air. If it's too chilly today, plan a biking adventure with some of your friends for when it's warmer. Be a missionary for Jesus by looking for kids who don't know how to ride their bikes. Spend time giving advice to your younger sibling. Share safety tips like wearing a helmet, riding with the traffic, and keeping on a sidewalk when possible. Look for friends to witness to the next time you're out on your bike.
What better way to celebrate National Library Week than to thank a library worker. Not only do they keep the shelves stocked with our favorite books, they research, specialize in different kinds of media, archive local history, and much more! Celebrate by going to your school or local library to personally thank a librarian, give them a homemade goodie, check out books, open your own library card, donate books, or gift them one of your all-time favorite books. Let them know how much their service means to your community!
It’s time to celebrate National Volunteer Week! This week provides the perfect opportunity for you to thank some of your favorite volunteers: church workers, school assistants, and food bank helpers. Make a card, create a “My Favorite Volunteer Certificate,” or bring in a small gift to show your appreciation. It’s also a great time to find a place you can volunteer. Ask your pastor what needs to be done around the church, look for a local soup kitchen to help at, or go to your local Adventist school to see how you can lend a hand. Happy Volunteering!
National Sibling Day
Happy National Sibling Day! It is a great time be a missionary in your own home. Let your brothers or sisters know how much you love them. Parents can also help kids celebrate by providing fun suggestions like playing games to encourage bonding, painting pottery, or taking special pictures. Maybe you could even surprise your siblings with something thoughtful!
National Inspiring Joy Day
Joy is more than just a happy feeling. True, Biblical joy is a long-lasting emotion that comes from choosing to trust God and His promises. Jesus gave His life for everyone, and this is the time of year that many celebrate His death and resurrection. Bring joy to others by sharing what Jesus has done for them. Go to the following link to find beautiful printables about Jesus’ resurrection called, “Jesus is Passionate about you,” or “God’s Greatest Gift of Love.” Print some, pair them with sharing books or GLOW tracts, and then include homemade or store-bought treats to create packages to share with those in your community.
National Dentist Day
It's a great week to let your dentist know how much you appreciate all their help making your family's smiles bright!
Read Across America Week
Read Across America is a perfect week to enjoy a good book yourself or give one away. Share the love of Jesus by giving a copy of your favorite religious book to a friend. Create a homemade bookmark to include with the book, or color the one we're sharing with you. Happy Reading!
Love Your Pet Day
Show your love for God’s creatures today by doing something special for your own pet or for local animals at a shelter or in your neighborhood. Set up an obstacle course, buy or make a special dog treat, schedule a pet play date, walk a neighborhood dog, bring pet food or homemade fleece blankets to the local shelter, or say a prayer for someone who has recently lost a pet.
Random Act of Kindness Day
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week! It's time to celebrate by showing some kindness to those around you. Gather your family together and decide on something you can do this week to show random kindness: carry groceries for a stranger, take donuts to school, walk a neighbor's dog, take a small gift to someone special, give a fancy chocolate bar to someone who serves you, or donate blankets to a homeless shelter. There are so many ways you can show kindness this week. We can't wait to hear how you choose to be missionaries for Jesus!
Make a Friend Day
Friends are treasures from the Lord, and we can increase our friend group this week by celebrating National Make a Friend Day. Some fun ways to meet new people are volunteering with your family, passing out Glow, going to the library, joining a club, taking a class, joining a choir or orchestra, visiting a nursing home, or taking your dog to the dog park. What are some ways you can make new friends and be a misssionary for Jesus this week?
Thank a Mail Carrier
February 4th is Thank a Mail Carrier Day. It is highly likely that it is cold or snowy where you are. Don't let that keep you from doing something special to let your mail carrier know how much you appreciate them.
This week provides some special opportunities to be a missionary. Today is National Handwriting Day, and Tuesday is Compliment Day. MISDAKids wants you to use your best handwriting to create some beautiful letters or cards to encourage someone who could use cheering up. Grab your paper and pencils, and let’s get started.
Let's Get Juicin'
Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve." Let's follow his example this week as we go out being Missionaries for Jesus. January 15-21 is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week. It's time to work on our service and squeeze up a cup of juice for someone you love.
RAISIN You Up in Prayer
What better way to start the new year than to let someone know you're praying for them! Print these tags, and tape them to a pack of raisins. Mail them to a friend, give them to a neighbor, or visit a church member who you haven't seen in a while. Pray with them over the phone or in person and let them know that you have put them on your prayer list.