K-5 Electives for Summer Curriculum

Early last year, i consulted with Vineyard Church on the Rockies in Fort Collins they were looking to redesign their children’s facilities to make it easier for families to feel safe and have a better overall experience while they were at church. while i was there, i attended a volunteer training meeting that the director was leading to give the volunteers a preview of the summer curriculum. i was instantly impressed with their innovative summer plans – it gave the children a fun break from the regular school year curriculum and was very volunteer friendly, also giving volunteers a break in the summer. since my visit – i’ve passed along this idea to many churches looking to do something just a bit different for the summer.

I’m sure your summer plans are already fully underway – but hopefully this will serve and inspire you if you are looking to change things up for the last month of summer, or as you are planning ahead to the fall.

K-5 Elective Curriculum Flow (75 Total Minutes):

2 Six Week Sessions: Summer Volunteers commit to entire session (6 weeks)

Kids’ Electives: First 35 Minutes

Kids choose to participate in any of the electives offered. 2-3 electives offered each Sunday, electives were determined based on when volunteers were able to serve and lead.

  • Kickball
  • Card Making/Stamping
  • Cake Decorating
  • Wings and Things (Making Airplanes)
  • T-Ball
  • Soccer
  • Camping
  • Rockets
  • Science Projects
  • Sign Language
  • Hip Hop Dance

Large Group: Second 30 Minutes

Including Music, Teaching and Videos – Scaled back from the regular large group program during the school year.

Team Time: Final 10 Minutes

Short Team discussion activity in a medium size group.

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