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Children’s Ministry Facility Materials For A Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Classroom

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Each classroom should be supplied with the necessary items that are used each week. All additional supplies can be found in a general location such as a resource room, resource closet, supply cabinet, or supply containers that are easily accessible to teachers and volunteers. If space is a factor, supplies and materials will need to be purchased weekly and made available to all volunteers at a designated location within the children’s department. It is helpful to label this area or room so that volunteers can find additional supplies easily.

Each classroom should have clean floors and walls without sharp edges, doors with windows, and adequate size classrooms with enough space to accommodate the amount of children for each age group. Consideration in choosing the right ventilation, lighting, classroom size, furniture, equipment, and supplies should be a priority for the safety and well being of every child within the ministry.

When setting up a children’s ministry strong emphasis should be placed on the safety of every child. Exits should be marked with signs and evacuation routes should be visible in case of an emergency. A copy of an evacuation plan with exit routes should be posted in every classroom next to or close to an exit door.

Below is a list of classroom furniture, equipment, and supply recommendations for an elementary classroom within a children’s ministry. Furniture must meet standard recommendations for each age group and must be sturdy and in good repair without missing pieces or rough edges. Furniture, equipment, and supplies can be bought through a children’s school supply company or local store. When selecting furniture, equipment, and supplies consider the age, size of the classroom, and standard recommendations for each age of children within the ministry.

Recommendations for classroom size, maximum ratios, and maximum group size have been taken from the state of Texas Minimum Standards for Child Care Facilities.

Some states may vary with standards and regulations, therefore it is best to refer to individual states where the church resides and use these standards and regulations as a guide to follow.

6 - 8 Year Olds

Room Dimensions

35 square feet per child

Maximum Ratio Child:Teacher

10 Children/1 Teacher

Maximum Group Size

20 Children

Furniture/Classroom Equipment


Clip Board with Attendance Sheet

Wall Posters and Wall Decorations

Metal Cabinet with Lock

Plastic Container to hold adult supplies (Stapler, Pens, Markers, Pencils, Adult Scissors, Scotch and Masking Tape)

Small Disposable Cups



Antibacterial Hand Soap

CD Player

Christian CD’s for Children

TV and DVD Player

Ceiling or Wall Mount

Age Appropriate DVD’s

Christian DVD’s

3 Tables (Each table should seat 8 - 10 children)

20 - 24 Medium Size Chairs

2 Large Adult Chairs for Teachers

Wall Mount Telephone

Plastic Gloves (used to serve snack)

Size medium

Disinfectant Spray (used to clean tables)


Wooden Book Shelf


Bulletin Board 6 - 8 feet long

1 - 2 per Classroom

Push Pins

1 Dry Erase Board

Dry Erase Markers


Pencil Sharpener

Construction Paper

White Paper


Glue Sticks

Colored Pencils

Child Scissors




Globe (optional)

1 Wall Clock

Batteries for Clock

Bible Time Line

Poster (Books of the Bible)

Christian Posters

1 Plastic Waste Paper Baskets

Trash Bags

Metal Cabinet with lock

Plastic Container to hold adult supplies (Stapler, pens, markers, pencils)

Plastic Container to hold student supplies

Bible Trivia Games

Bible Board Games

Bible Bingo

Bible Books

Curriculum and Student Handbooks


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