Games 101

Games are an essential part of a Crossroads club. After a long day in schools, kids need the chance to be physically active, and it actually helps them to refocus and learn better. Also, kids can benefit greatly from opportunities to learn teamwork and cooperation in a safe, structured environment. Most importantly, children connect best…Continue reading Games 101

Welcome Letter to School

Here is a template for team leaders to use to introduce themselves and the Crossroads program to the school. Click on below and download the file to customize. Welcome Letter to School

3 Club Invitation Postcards

3 Club Invitation Postcards Use any of these graphics to create your own invite postcard to club. Option 1 (Click Here) Option 2 (Click Here)Option 3 (Click Here)

Coaching Sheet: Raising the Fun Factor

**Coaching sheets are designed for TEAM LEADER use only** Coaching Sheet: Raising the Fun Factor (Team member copy) Coaching Sheet: Raising the Fun Factor (Leader’s Notes)

Raising the Fun Factor

September 2019 FUN is a central element of any after-school program. Can you increase student engagement by adding more fun into your small group? In our online leader workshop this month, we shared practical ways to make Bible lessons more fun and interactive for kids. We also discussed some of the following points on why…Continue reading Raising the Fun Factor

Starting Off Strong

The first day of club is like the first day of school: it’s absolutely essential to setting the tone for the year. In our online workshop for leaders earlier this month, we talked about the following tips for starting the year off strong in small groups.  1. Set a positive group culture. A few years…Continue reading Starting Off Strong

Spring Kids Craft: Origami Bunnies

Here’s a fun craft for families to do at home with their kids around Easter time: make origami bunnies! (Or, teach your kids how to do this during their opening small group time.) Materials: square pieces of origami paper (or any paper cut into a square) Instructions:      

Game: Hula Hoop Hurrah!

Objective: Be the first team to have all players pass through the hula hoop without breaking the chain. Materials: Hula hoops, one per team of 6-9 players How to Play: Divide children into equally sized teams of 6-9 each.  Instruct the team to form a circle facing inward and holding hands. Give a hula hoop…Continue reading Game: Hula Hoop Hurrah!

Game: Keep it Up!

Keep it up! Objective: Keep your team’s balloon from touching the ground. Materials: Inflated balloons, one per group of 6-8 players How to play: Divide children into teams of 6-8 players. Each team should form a circle with players facing inward and holding hands. Give each team an inflated balloon and on the signal “go,” all teams must…Continue reading Game: Keep it Up!

Icebreaker BINGO for kids

This is a fun first day of club activity to get kids talking to one another in a small group or large group setting. The activity template can be downloaded and adapted for your club or group, or used as is. Materials: Copies of the Icebreaker Bingo sheet, one per child Pens, pencils or other…Continue reading Icebreaker BINGO for kids