Celebration KIDS blog

Welcome! This blog is dedicated to Celebration KIDS, the kids ministry of Celebration Church serving the Austin, TX metro area under Senior Pastors Joe and Lori Champion. Celebration KIDS is a safe, fun, Godly environment where babies through 5th graders learn about Jesus. We use relevant and age appropriate curriculum to engage the kids along with awesome worship and activities to inspire their hearts. Check out http://www.celebrationkids.com/ or http://www.celebrationchurchtx.com/ for more info!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kids Church Decor Idea: Giant Collages

Kids love to see themselves and make silly faces on camera. To make easy collages, take a bunch of closeup pictures of your kids at church pre/post service and print them out 8.5 x 11 size on a color printer. Affix them to a foam board, poster board or other board and display them on a wall! The more pictures, collages you display, the cooler your space will look.

Add lighting, wiring, a slinky, or other colorful objects around the collages for an even greater fun factor!
Kids love fun! Creating a fun environment for them will not only enhance their experience but will affirm to them that they are valuable.
Giant Collages
Materials used for this project: Camera, computer, glue, paper, color copier, tape, poster board, extension cord lights (IKEA $3), foam board (Home Depot $10), scrap booking paper (Michael's or Hobby Lobby $10 for a book of 50 sheets), screws to hang on wall.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

SuperDads and Super KIDS! Father's Day 2010

Dads and Kids of all ages had some fun on Father's Day with this cardboard cutout of "the Man of Steel" at Celebration Church at both campuses in Georgetown and Cedar Park, TX. It sparked some great conversations with kids and parents throughout the day.

Baptism on June 27th, 2010

10 celebration kids got baptized, aka bath-tized (kids speak for taking the plunge for Christ) on June 27th. It was so great to see so many families attend the baptism class, and then witness their child's decision to "go public with their faith" at Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX.

Some of the kids were nervous beforehand, but with a little teaching and prayer all 10 of them were ready to go by the time their name was called to enter the tank. After the baptism service, the kids were smiling, laughing, and celebrating with their families. Many were asked if they "felt different now that they have been baptized". 100% of their responses were "yes!". it is so great to see a generation of new believers giving their lives to Christ.

The next baptism service at Celebration Church is August 29th at 5PM, with Faith Celebration class preceding it at 4PM int he KIDS Auditorium.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wet n wild Day 2010

We took 85 elementary Kids to Burnet, TX for a fun day in the sun. This all day event was full of games, snow cones, candy, food, a giant water slide, a giant pool and more. The kids enjoyed fellowship, songs, and games during the 1 hour bus ride to the event. it was so great seeing them build relationships with each other and hang out with their church friends. The relationships they are building now are going to have lasting fruit for the rest of their lives.

It was HOT outside, but there was plenty of sunscreen, lemonade, water activities and shade availaible to set the stage for a lasting memory! Not to mention the enormous pool and tons of toys. Some of the adults leaders said it was one of the most fun times in recent memory.

Our Celebration KIDS events are amazing! It is because our kids are worth it and we serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Celebration Kids End of School Party June 2010

End Of School Party 2010 at Celebration Kids in Georgetown, TX was a blast. Live worship, World's Largest Ninja Game, 25 First time salvations, 75 Round rock Express Tix given away, a huge slip n slide given away, tons of ice cream and candy eaten....what a blast. Our celebration kids really know how to have fun. 211 kids were in attendance on a rainy night. It started thunder-storming 10 minutes before service started, so we moved the party indoors. The AC felt great and we ended up making one of the biggest messes inside the KIDS auditorium to date. Our parties get wilder and wilder, and the kids have so much fun. They never get out of control, or unsafe, they just simply.....PARTY!

World's Largest NinJa Game at Celebration Kids

We see elementary kids play Ninja all of the time in our pre/post service friendship time. So we thought we would kick off our end of school party with 175 kids and 15 adults playing Ninja. To play ninja, one person gets and offensive move and the other person gets one defensive move. Each person must stay frozen until the other one moves..., the kids love it and they have fun playing. It got us thinking, what it the world record for people playing ninja under one roof? Couldn't find the answer online, so we decided to "claim" the world's record! hahaha! that is until someone attempts to break it! How long will the record stand? We will see! Tell us what you think on twitter @celebrationkids, or post on this blog!

Wet n wild Day

It is time for this year's Elementary Wet n Wild Day.
Last year was, well, as you can see, TONS of FUN. Every event we do at Celebration KIDS is wild, fun, sometimes messy, but that is what kids love! After all, their currency is FUN!!

Here are the details:
Monday, June 21st (9:00am - 4:00pm) Burnet, TX
Students will be transported by School Bus from Celebration church in GT.
Students entering 2nd to 5th Grade Fall 2010.
Cost $20.
Children need to bring a sack lunch.
Huge Pool with Giant Water Slide, Games, Slip N Slide, Movies, & 1 Free Hawaiian Ice Snow Cone from KONA ICE. kids can bring more $$ if they want more Snow Cones.
Register online or at the Welcome Center
DOWNLOAD LIABILITY FORM at http://www.celebrationkids.com/ *click on upcoming events button*
Registration = Payment + Completed Liability Form
turn in at Welcome Center or Fax *attn: Whitney
questions? email: wpiedfort@celebrationchurchtx.com