September 17 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles
September 24 Baseball Cap Night – wear your favorite forward or backwards
October 1 Marshmallow Night – incentive – earn marshmallows for each section recited
October 8 VIP (Very Important Person) Night – bring a parent(s) or grandparent to club
October 15 World Outreach Night – discover how God works in Awana all around the world
October 22 Bring a Friend Night – introduce a friend or two to Awana
October 25 Awana Grand Prix Car Workshop – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 in HCC workshop
October 29 Family Photo Night – bring photos of family to share
November 1 Awana Grand Prix Car Races – Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 in HCC Renton gym
November 5 Sticker Night – incentive – earn a sticker for each section recited
November 12 Crazy Hair Night – a hair-doooo extravaganza!
November 19 Sports Team Night — dress for your favorite sports team
December 3 Wrap-Up a Leader Night – incentive — selected Clubbers get to “gift wrap” a Leader
December 10 Silent Night Birthday Night – let’s celebrate Jesus’ birthday
December 17 No Club – Christmas Break – Girls T&T Christmas Party
January 7 Super Sized Game Night – let’s play with the really BIG stuff
January 14 Rescue Me Night – dress like you need to be rescued
January 16 Sparks Drive-In Movie Night – Friday in the Upper Gym Rooms – it’s fun in a box
January 21 Friends Night – incentive – show a friend how cool and fun Awana is
January 28 Pop Can Night – bring in aluminum cans which become Bibles for South African kids
February 4 Silly Sock Night – clothe your feet in pure silliness
February 11 Ice cream Sundae Night – incentive — earn a topping for sections recited
February 25 Zoo Night – bring a favorite stuffed animal
March 4 Crazy Hat Night – wear something cool or goofy on your head
March 11 Arctic Night – dress up for winter fun and “snowball” games
March 18 Dress Like a Mess Night – be a fashion disaster
March 25 Pudding Feast Night – selected winners have a “no hands” pudding eating contest
April 1 Fun Fair Carnival – incentive — celebrate a great year at club
April 15 Hawaiian Shirt Night – Aloha! (please no swim suits or flip-flops)
April 22 Freckles Night – incentive — give your leader some “freckles” and come with your own
April 29 Love Your Leader Night – bring a homemade card of appreciation or treat for your Leader
May 6 Balloon Bash Night – play balloon games during game time
May 13 Game Show Night – quizzing for Sparks and T&T; Cubbies wear your team colors
May 20 Awards Night and Celebration
May 27 No Club – T&T Move-up Party – welcome second graders to T&T
September 17 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles
We had a great night celebrating the accomplishments
of all of our clubbers!
Thank you to all our leaders, helpers, and volunteers!
Just think of all the Scripture hidden in the hearts of these children;
what a joy that we get to join God where he is at work!
See you next year!
This week was the Fun Fair. Towards the end of the ministry year we bring in carnival games. Our gym is transformed and clubbers have a blast!
- fishing pond
- putt putt golf
- football throw
- sucker ring toss
- face painting and tatoo parlor
- rice krispie walk
- about 20 stations
Each club has carnival time instead of game time, with Cubbies taking the last section (we ask parents to return to take their Cubbie to the Fun Fair). Our Game Guy acts as the sheriff, taking kids to the Hoosegow for a short time in “jail.” As always, a highlight and a great way to celebrate all the verses kids have memorized this year.
This week is our Ice Cream Sundae Incentive night! A fun night and good motivator for clubbers to complete handbook sections. Clubbers earned a Toppings Ticket for each section earned over the last two weeks, tonight they’ll get a scoop of ice cream and leaders will trade tickets for toppings, kids will create and eat a delicious sundae.
Since sugar is also the theme for the night, attention spans will be short — I’m going to teach on Friendship and incorporate it with Bingo.
Big Idea: Valentine’s Day is a great day to let friends know you care about them.
Key Verse: Psalm 19:14 …may the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord…
Give a short lesson on the acrostic Bingo, and then play a game or two of Bingo.
B is for Be a good friend (be kind, listen well, let friends know you care about them)
I is for Initiate Invitations (be the one to invite people to your home, to Awana, to the lunch table)
N is for Never Gossip (talk directly to people, if friends start to gossip leave the conversation)
G is for Greet One Another (be the first to extend the hand of friendship,it is a command, after all)
O is for Open your Heart to others (just as Jesus would do)
Check out our Cubbies pages for all kinds of helpful forms and handouts!
- Snack Calendar and sign up sheet
- Leaders Guide
- Parent Handbook
- A & C visual
- Whole Body Listening visual
- Cubbie Buddy Levels
- Craft Summary and prep list
- Games Summary and prep list
- Year long calendar of verses
It’s almost time to kick-off a new Awana year!
The 2013-14 Theme Night Calendar is posted on the Theme Nights page.
Here are some ideas for advertising your club:
- At HCC we had a table in the lobby with handbooks, uniforms, and Awana flags to draw attention. Directors, wearing their uniforms, manned the table answering questions and inviting families to join the Awana ministry. It was helpful to have some signs that said “Ask Me about AWANA!”
- This is also a great time to create interest with potential adult leaders.
- To encourage families to register early, we offer a discount on the dues: save $10 if you register early.
- Incorporate Awana’s primary color scheme into your events.
- Put pictures on your brochure that show the different sections of the night. (see our link below for our brochure)
Check out our home page from some cool videos from Silly String Night, Giant Night, and Crazy Hair Night.
What are some helpful things your club does to get ready for a new ministry year?
Here’s to a great year!
This year we’ve decided to make prayer and praise the focus for several of our large group times over our 30 weeks, modeling for our clubbers the value of coming before the Lord in supplication.
What are your favorite nights in Large Group Time?