Positive Things to Say to Kids

Poster - 64 Ways

Awana is a ministry all about loving kids and encouraging them in their walk with Christ. Here’s a list of 64 Positive Things to Say to Kids from CreativeWithKids.com that you can say to build a clubber’s confidence.   Try using a few of these this week in your club:

  • You are loved
  • You are capable
  • You can make a difference
  • You are learning
  • I’m glad you’re here


Theme Nights 2015-16

Here’s what’s goin’ on this year in our club:

September 16 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles
September 23 Baseball Cap Night – wear your favorite cap forward or backwards
September 30 Marshmallow Night – incentive – earn marshmallows for each section recited
October 7 Pumpkin Night – wear those fun Fall colors to celebrate the season
October 14 World Outreach Night – discover how God works in Awana all around the world
October 21 Friendship Night – learn about introducing friends to Awana
October 28 Mustache Night – wear some hair on your face
November 4 Sticker Night – incentive – earn a sticker for each section recited
November 7 Awana Grand Prix Car Workshop – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC workshop
November 11 Crazy Hair Night – a hair-doooo extravaganza!
November 14 Awana Grand Prix Car Races – Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC Renton gym
November 18 Sports Team Night — dress for your favorite sports team
November 25 No Club – Happy Thanksgiving!
December 2 Wrap-Up a Leader Night — Clubbers get to “gift wrap” their Leaders
December 9 Ring a Bell Night – we’ll be ringing bells and eating cupcakes to celebrate
December 16 No Club – Christmas Break – Girls T&T Christmas Party
December 23 No Club – Christmas Break – Merry Christmas!
December 30 No Club – Christmas Break
January 6 Super Hero Night – dress like your favorite super hero
January 13 Rescue Me Night – dress like you need to be rescued
January 15 Sparks Drive-In Movie Night – Friday in the Upper Gym Rooms – it’s fun in a box
January 20 Halfway Night – celebrate being halfway through the year
January 27 Pop Can Night – bring in aluminum cans which become Bibles for South African kids
February 3 Silly Sock Night – clothe your feet in pure silliness
February 10 Ice cream Sundae Night – incentive — earn a topping for sections recited
February 17 No Club – Midwinter break
February 24 Shine Your Light Night – let’s brighten up the dark winter night with lights
March 2 Crazy Hat Night – wear something cool or goofy on your head
March 9 Arctic Night – dress up for winter fun and “snowball” games
March 16 Dress Like a Mess Night – be a fashion disaster
March 23 Pudding Feast Night – selected winners have a “no hands” pudding eating contest
March 30 Fun Fair Carnival – incentive — celebrate a great year at club
April 6 No Club – Spring break
April 13 Hawaiian Shirt Night – Aloha! (just no swim suits or flip-flops)
April 20 Freckles Night – incentive — give your leader some freckles and come with your own
April 27 Love Your Leader Night – bring a homemade card of appreciation or treat for your Leader
May 4 Balloon Bash Night – play balloon games during game time
May 11 Quiz Night – quizzing for Sparks and T&T; Cubbies wear your team colors
May 18 Awards Night and Celebration



Finding Ideas for Your Club

Looking for ideas for the year ahead?

Follow Awana on Facebook, where you can read their blogs and find all kinds of information.

For craft ideas, go to Red Ted Art on Facebook.  Cute and easy ideas for craft time.

Search for Awana on Pinterest

Books of hte Bible

Hope this year is life changing for your clubbers!

Preparing for the Year Ahead

Looking for a few new theme nights for the upcoming year?

How about “Moustache Night”?

moustache night


Or “Dress Like Your 100 Years Old”?

100 yrs old

Check out other great ideas like:

Glowstick Night

Giggles and Riddles Night

Duct Tape Night and

Cow Night

Click this link:
23 and 1/2 Theme Nights on the Awana Blog


Awards Night 2015

Awana awards


It’s almost time!!  Can’t wait to reward clubbers who have worked hard this year.

Fun Calendar Idea


Make your calendar fun and engaging for clubbers!
This visual makes you want to join in on every theme night.

Do you have a favorite theme night?  Leave a comment — we’re always looking for new ideas :-)

(I know the year is winding down but it’s always good to file away ideas for next year.)

Ice Cream Night

15 Awana ice cream night

Ice Cream Sundae night is always a favorite!

This incentive night is meant to encourage clubbers to complete sections in their handbook.  For each section recited, clubbers get a “topping ticket”.  Each clubber get a scoop of ice cream and then can trade tickets to make a delicious sundae.

Toppings include:

  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • gummy worms
  • sliced bananas
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate and caramel sauce

Give this fun theme night a try!


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