10 Safety Tips to Keep Your Easter Celebration Safe in Children’s Ministry
* Here’s an oldie but a goody from the KidCheck archives! Check out this Easter repost from 2017.*
Easter is almost upon us, and it’s never too late to improve child safety! Check out these ten simple tips for keeping your Easter celebration fun and safe.
- Have a well-defined check-in and check-out process in place, which will assure first-time visiting families that child safety is a top priority for your children’s ministry.
- Implement a system to ensure staff and volunteers are aware of any allergy or medical issues with kids coming into your care
- Easter goodies can be a source of severe allergic reactions. It’s best to stay away from giving children nuts, egg products, or anything that contains significant allergens.
- To prevent choking, never offer small candy or toys to children less than five years of age. In general, small toys should not be given without supervision or consent.
- Prior to Easter, walk through your facility and consider how you can increase safety in each area.
- If you have time, invite local fire and police resources to tour the children’s area and give suggestions on how to make it safer.
- Stock first aid kits, hand sanitizer, extra wipes for spills, and check defibrillators to make sure they’re working correctly.
- Meet with staff and volunteers to review safety information. Make sure everyone understands emergency protocols.
- Put laminated listings of necessary contact information in each classroom. Make sure staff and volunteers know where the list is located.
- Separate children into age-appropriate groups to prevent bumps, bruises or trampling.