Author Archives: Missy McKinnon

12 Ways You Can Teach Thankfulness to Your KidMin

I have always thought it was so interesting that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. A day where we spend being thankful precedes a day where we give and get gifts. I am not going to get into all of that. But I do think it is interesting to note. Like a lot of things in life, […]

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Page

I love those types of coloring pages where there are some spots to fill in the blank. I think it really helps to personalize things, and who doesn’t love talking about themselves? So, we have made a coloring page just for Thanksgiving. It has 3 questions, a turkey, pie, and a pumpkin. Tip, have a […]

The Red Book Minute Chapters 1-5

We have been going through The Red Book, chapter by chapter.    

Classroom Management Tips

Classroom Management. Yikes, we all need it and maybe struggle with it, but no one talks about it. But in reality, each one of your church classrooms have different needs and it is not the same from one age group to the next. When your class does not have the structure needed for the age […]

100% Organic Curriculum!

One parenting craze that, as a mom with toddlers, I am noticing is healthy, organic, food. Take a stroll down any grocery store or baby food aisle. “Organic”, “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, are just some of the words that jump out at you. As a parent of a three-year-old, I try steer my own daughter […]

Don’t Pop the Bubble – Object Lesson

PROPS NEEDED: Piece of bubble gum for each child. Have the children stand up in a circle and have a bubble gum blowing contest. Pick the 2 with the biggest bubbles. Have a second contest (between your 2 still standing). Explain that this time you want them to blow the biggest bubble they can, but […]

15 No Hassle Summer Events for Your KidMin

How to have a great summer, even though it is about to start! I know, today as I am writing this it is May 29, only a few short days away from June, which, in my mind marks the beginning of summer. But let me tell you that it is not too late to start […]

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started KidMin

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a KidMin Facebook group and asked this question, “If you could give some advice to a person who is new in ministry, what would it be?” I was blown away by the answers. So I am going to share some of them here today. Some were duplicates, […]