The close of the school year is an excellent time to minister to the children that live near your church. Use your church parking lot or a nearby yard to have inflatables, popcorn, lemonade stand, cotton candy or snow cone machine. Put up a banner that says “Hurray, School is Out!” Have the date and time and state that it is sponsored by your church. Involve the youth of your church to put on skits or puppet shows. Plan lots of fun games and activities.
As summer comes to an end, reach out to the same group of kids with an event and call it a “Back to School Party!!” Along with the fun events listed above, you could also offer free school supplies, backpacks, and even haircuts!