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Attendance Wall: Smart Cookies go to Sunday School!



"Smart Cookies Go to Sunday School!"
smart cookies go to sunday school



When kids come to church, they need to feel welcomed and I like to give them something to look forward to each week as well as giving them some encouragement and a sense of accomplishment. So I like to use some sort of cute attendance chart, but I don't want the same old chart with star stickers or check marks. I like visual things and kids do too.

I also need something that appeals to boys and girls.

For this quarter, I brainstormed with a friend and we came up with the cookie jar idea, and then she came up with the title "Smart Cookies Go to Sunday School!".  I have to give her credit, the kids love it!  Each week they will add a cookie to their jar.


Once I had the display idea and the title in mind I toyed with several ways to actually make the jars. I thought of making a clear front with a page protector or baggie that they could drop their "cookie" in or some sort of 3D effect with clear plastic but ultimately I kept it simple (time is a deciding factor!) and decided on printing out and laminating cookie jars and hanging them on the wall.




Then I ran it through my sticker machine...


and added the "chips" with a sharpie.


They never forget to add their cookie when they come to class. I even make one for "guest" so no child is ever left out.

They will have full jars in no time!

I got the graphic for the cookie jar and smiling cookie from mycutegraphics.com

I made the "cookie" letters myself on the computer, cut them out and laminated them.  You can download them here, here and here for free if you would like to make your own.

I love to give kids coming to Sunday school something look forward to!  It doesn't take a lot of time and money, just love and a little creativity.

Do you track attendance to your class in creative ways?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

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