Sam Luce, children’s pastor @ Redeemer Church in Utica, NY, wrote a great list called:

7 sure-fire ways to make kids feel welcome in church

  1. Talk to them how they talk to you – If they are shy you need to be shy, if they are outgoing be outgoing.
  2. Make fun of your self -If you can make funny faces or do funny voices that’s always a plus
  3. Always stoop down to their level.
  4. Stay up on kid culture – Don’t ask them about “the littles or Ducktails” ask them about Pheinous and Ferb
  5. Give them things – stickers, candy, Bible bucks
  6. Learn their names and their parents names
  7. ALWAYS greet the kids before the parents

source SamLuce.com