- have a kick off (like a free throw competition). have 2 kicking lines- one for adults & one for kids. each person gets 3 kicks. if one of the kicks goes in, you get a prize. every player is entered into a drawing for a XX.
- punting competition (punt, retrieve ball, get prize based on how far the punt is)
- kick and hit the goalie ghost for a prize
- kick and knock over the 2-liter ghosts in the goal (like bowling)
- a combo of cake walk/musical chairs. $ to enter. kids on spray-painted & #ed circles. play Halloween song. freeze when music stops. draw # from hat. person standing on that #ed square gets a prize.
- a modified bean bag toss. put a netting over the goal with holes cut out. designate points for various holes. kickers tally points by kicking in certain holes. prizes awarded by points earned.
- a make-and-take soccer craft. buy foam/wooden frames, paint and stickers. let players decorate art for their rooms.
- sell helium soccer balloons. or decorate your own helium soccer balloon.
- finger soccer competition. "kick' soccer ball (ping pong ball) into a mini goal by shooting with your index finger.
God our Father
God our Father
We bow our heads to thank you
Bow our heads to thank you
We love this blessing, and we've recently adapted it to involve younger children and guests. Instead of everyone singing each phrase twice, we sing it as an 'echo prayer'. One child leads the song, starting with the first phrase, "God our Father". The rest of the table echoes. Then the leader leads the second phrase , "once again", before waiting for the table to echo. And so forth, until the whole blessing is sung.
It's an easy way to remind our children (and ourselves) to give thanks to our Provider and Sustainer throughout the day.