"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
Identify the non-attending child(ren)
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
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 a “Thank you! 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.
We talked about these things are our Meeting
ONE CAUTION-You never want the kids who are
AT church to feel as if it is not important for them to be there. We let
the teachers know to thank them, give them encouragement and as a Presidency.....EVERY
child in the ward will be visited this year.
Every month the kids who did not come that
month and get the scripture card, newsletter & handouts will be mailed
Our counselor over activation will personally
send them a note. We will be putting cards in the teachers boxes (crayons,
scissors, pencils, tape) so that the class can send a note really easy.
As a presidency we will go with the teacher
to visit the first time so that it is not so hard to do (and will get them
We have really pushed activation this last
year and we have 4 families coming back because of the support and love
from the primary.
There are some good church videos and there
is a part on activation there to show.
Hope this helps!