October 9th, 2011 is Pastor/Clergy Appreciation Day. It is great time to teach your children the valuable lesson of showing appreciation for our minister.
Children’s gifts for the pastor need not be expensive or have any monetary value at all — the gifts need to simply come from their hearts.
Gift of Words
Have your children give the gift of encouraging words to your pastor. If your child is old enough, she can write a letter to your pastor telling him how much he means to her. Your child can also write a letter talking about the impact that your minister has made on his life.
What better way to convey gratitude emotions than write a appreciation poem for pastor. Very simply, poetry does not have to rhyme, just encourage your kids write down their own ideas from their heart.
Gift of Song
Songs may be sentimental gift your children show how much pastor means to them. As a group the children of the church could practice and perform a surprise appreciation song for their pastor. It will bring a smile and joy to the hearts of the pastor.
Homemade Gifts Ideas
The homemade pastor appreciation gifts are heartwarming and touch pastor’s lives and last forever.
- Homemade Card
Homemade card is simple and meaningful. Give each child a piece of paper to create a card. Infants and toddlers can each stamp a foot or handprint, while an adult writes their names and ages on the papers. Encourage preschoolers to draw their favorite things about church and write their names, you can offer some simple pastor appreciation quotes for their reference. Give elementary-age kids the writing prompt, “Dear Pastor, thank you for…,” and have them include an artistic creation.
- Baking Cake
You can guide your child to bake some cookies if your child is old enough to do this. The sweet treat could be just the thing to celebrate Clergy Appreciation Day. Encourage kid decorate the top of a large cake with a brief message to the clergyman, wishing him a happy Pastor Appreciation Day and thanking him for his guidance.
- Homemade Scrapbook
A scrapbook is a low-cost, homemade gift priest will remember and cherish forever. Using scraps of patterned and solid cardstock, kid can create a variety of personal embellishments that will make any scrapbook page pop. And then, teach child use punches to cut out a variety of floral shaped pieces and stack them on top of each other to create a three-dimensional flower that accents page.