Coordinate efforts through the ward council.
(The Primary Presidency will pass around forms each Sunday to keep track
of activation efforts so records can be coordinated with other auxiliaries
in the monthly ward council).
Visit the child in hi/her home. Contact each
child and parent at the beginning of the year to introduce yourself and
gain permission to contact the child throughout the year. Visit the child
in his or her home with the member of the Primary Presidency who is over
your class. Fill them in on class place and time and find out the needs
of the child (rides, scriptures etc...)
Become involved with the children. Contact
them monthly by a visit, phone call, mail or other
Love the child (ren). Encourage class
to pray for and reach out to those less-active
Remember: "No effort is too great, no labor
more worthwhile. We must bring the blessings of primary into the life of
every child." Spencer W. Kimball
Send card from yourself or from the class.
Postcards are great too.
Call them on the phone just to say "Hi, how
Plan a little something for their birthday
during class time. Be sure to call them and let them know your doing this
Leave a balloon on their doorstep with a message
Drop off a little treat from you or the whole
Ask the children to help in class. Have one
child prepare a game, handout, craft, story, or scripture etc...for the
Send thank you's, I appreciate you and great
job done to all the children when you notice something special that they
Have a class party at your house
Try to compliment one child each Sunday.
Pray for the Spirit to guide you.
Every month the kids who did not come that
month and get the scripture card, newsletter & handouts will be mailed
Let the childs teacher make a letter in class:
We will be putting cards in the teachers boxes (crayons, scissors, pencils,
tape) so that the class can send a note really easy.
There are some good church videos and there
is a part on activation there to show.
You never want the kids who are AT church
to feel as if it is not important for them to be there.
Know each child INDIVIDUALLY
Birthday recognition: mail birthday card from
child's class. Have the
kids make one and/or sign one. We are taking
a helium balloon and M&M's to each child this year on their birthday
- this includes the inactives
AD and Cubs: make sure they know about these
programs and keep inviting them to the activities. Encourage the leaders
of these programs to do this too.
Quarterly Activities: send them an invite
in the mail and phone them to see if they are coming or need a ride.
Invite the family to any ward activities.
It is hard to activate a child by is/ herself...work on the family as a
whole.I wanted to weigh in on this because our new PP has been wonderful
about visiting inactives. She began by visiting with us and then later
returned with the teacher of each child in the family. She stops by once
a month with something relevant to what happened in Primary; last month
she brought by the handout we used for Mother's Day, this month she'll
do the same for Father's Day.