Our “Homegrown” Resources

KF LOGO (NO BACKGROUND)Kids Friendly Homegrown Resources

Over the past 13 years the Kids Friendly Team have written over 35 resources to help you in your ministry to and with children and families.  These “home grown” resources are a collation of our churches’ stories and experiences and hours of research and web surfing.  Please feel free to download, share and enjoy, but we do ask that you credit us, Kids Friendly Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, as the original source.

We have grouped our resources under themes and listed all the available resources under the theme.  Click on the blue link to find out more about the individual (bulleted) resources under each theme and to download them:



  • Safety in Children’s Ministry
  • Police Check forms
  • Children’s Ministry Volunteer Leaders’ Information Pack

Planning and Strategy

  • Kids Friendly Planning Calendar
  • The Kids Friendly Ideals and Self-Review
  • Developing a Strategic Plan for Children’s Ministry
  • Children’s ministry action plan template
  • Sample Children’s Ministry Action Plan
  • Sample Graphic Children’s Ministry Plan
  • Choosing a curriculum
  • Branding your church Kids Friendly
  • Building for Mission


  • Employing a Children’s Ministry Worker


  • A Kids Friendly Sunday
  • A Kids Friendly Welcome
  • Kids Friendly Worship
  • Planning a Kids Friendly Children’s Programme
  • Praying with Children
  • Talking with Children
  • Songs, rhymes and prayers for preschoolers
  • Choosing a curriculum

Love in Action:  Social Justice for Children

  • Five-Week Curriculum to ignite a passion for sharing Jesus’s love in a tangible way



  • Organising an alternative to Halloween event

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  • Celebrating Shrove Tuesday
  • A Kids Friendly Lent & Easter
  • Families Lent Calendar
  • Kids Friendly Reflections for Lent 2014
  • Kids Friendly Reflections for Lent 2013
  • Kids Friendly Family Devotions for Lent 2012
  • The Family Faith Pack – Journey Towards Easter 2011
  • Ideas for using the Lego Easter DVD


  • Sharing ANZAC with Children


  • Celebrating Pentecost with Children


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  • A Kids Friendly Advent
  • A Family Advent Calendar
  • Christmas Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers +
  • Christmas Games & Quizzes
  • Christmas Crafts
  • Sharing the Christmas Story – Four Sunday School Lessons
  • Mary and Joseph Advent Journey
  • A Christmas Prayer Journey
  • A Family Advent Celebration – Advent@Highgate
  • A Family Advent Celebration Posters
  • A Family Advent Celebration Prayer Walk Posters
  • A Community Christmas Sheep Trail

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  • Establishing a Ministry to Preschoolers and their Families
  • Kids Club – Connecting with Community Children
  • Strengthening Bridges – Connecting Outreach Families and the Church
  • Running a Holiday Programme
  • Running a Great Holiday Programme- by Mary Somerville, Coastal Unity, Dunedin
  • The Amazing Message holiday programme – Flagstaff
  • Organising a Halloween Alternative Event


  • Sharing our faith@home (St Heliers Presbyterian)

Children and Trauma

  • Helping Children Deal with Trauma