Decorating Children's Church Rooms

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Children's rooms in churches are places where children learn about religion but also play and make friends. When decorating one of these rooms, you should keep the age of the children and their size in mind. Decorating a church room for children is easy once you know how to best suit the special needs children have.

  • Keep most of the décor at eye level so children can enjoy it. Hang pictures and paintings at the average eye level of all children in the class. A good way to get perspective on this is to do it while on your knees.

  • Use the right size furniture. Tables and chairs should be appropriate for all the ages that will be in the room. Make sure all pieces of furniture are sturdy enough to endure the wear and tear of many children.

  • Divide the room into specific activity areas so there won't be any confusion about what a child can do in which space. Whether these areas are for reading, coloring or sharing, children need to feel as though they belong. If you have small rooms, align the areas along the outskirts of the wall.

  • Hang pictures that tell a story. Displaying the children's artwork is fine but set aside a specific area of the room that tells the stories of the Bible. Pictures of Moses, Noah and Jesus are great conversation starters.

  • Keep children's supplies handy. Supplies such as crayons, paint, paper, books and toys need to be kept where children can have access to them. Keep supplies in clear containers so they can see what they are looking for.

  • Use accessories that children will recognize. Stickers, cutouts, decals, letters and numbers are examples of educational ideas for decorations.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use bright colors when possible to create a happy atmosphere.
  • Don't create a busy room that will be too distracting. With children, you may be tempted to have several different themes in one room. However, it's important not to go overboard in this area because the room will begin to feel too busy and end up being confusing instead of welcoming.
  • Keep adult supplies in a safe, locked area.

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