Sundays are important family days and you want to make sure parents feel confident their kids will be safe and happy when they drop them off at Sunday school. We know churches are always looking for ways to inspire children and make them excited to come back every Sunday.
One way to do this is by selecting furniture that creates an inviting and fun environment for kids. Here are some tips.
Consider the child’s perspective
Start by thinking about the age group that will spend time in each room and then try to see the world from their point of view. Remember, it will be different from yours. A three-year-old won’t be excited when they walk into a room that looks like a boring classroom with rows of desks.
Get creative with the room layout and try to make it feel fun and inviting rather than simply educational. You can use things like cubbies to break up the room and separate the play area from the tables. This can also give kids a nice place to store their things.
Cater to all children
All children learn differently so you want to find ways to encourage success. For example, use portable teaching carts and learning stations for hands-on learners. These often include an easel and storage underneath for games and puzzles.
Consider using books bins to create a quiet corner for kids who like to read. These are better for kids than bookcases because they are easier to access, and cover art will grab their attention more than book spines.
You should also create areas with open space for physical learners who need engagement and activities in order to learn through play.
Choose the right furniture
If you choose the right furniture, you can create flexible spaces that encourage different types of learning. To do this, you’ll need furniture that’s easy to move, but sturdy enough that it’s safe for children who like to climb and stand on things. Consider using chairs and tables that come in different colors so you can color-code areas for different types of group activities.