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How to Survive a Church Service with Kids


March 18, 2013 by admin

Recommended Reading: How to Survive a Church Service with Kids by Michelle at

Great suggestions for being PROACTIVE…

Having a talk about good behavior during service before it actually begins may help a little for older kids, but young ones will hardly keep that in mind. It’s best if you can come up with a plan for quiet entertainment. Cloth books, little dolls or soft toys are good distractions. Allowing your child to draw or color is also an option. Realize that, depending on the length of the service, you may need a variety of selections to keep your child occupied. Napping is something you can consider as an option also. Wake her up early for some fresh air fun and she will probably sleep through most of the service. If you go to church in the evening, skipping the afternoon nap may cause her to nap when you need her to be quiet… READ MORE

1 comment

  1. Hi Arwen,

    This is really good information. The communication mention in the second to last paragraph is excellent. And, I agree that kids will benefit from a church service while they are happily attracted to another equally useful activity.

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