Supplies for Card File:
- three-by-five-inch cards
- hole punch
- metal rings or card file binder
- photo of each child
1. Compile information about each child in your class including names, home
addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and birth dates. Expand
this information to record names of family members. Add information
about schools for school-age children.
2. Create a file for this information by preparing a card for each child. Punch
holes in the cards, and attach a metal ring to hold the cards together. Cards
may also be placed in a card file binder (available at office supply stores and
3. After the card file is complete, use the back of a card to record the date and
type of contact made. Refer to the card file to recall ministry times and
consider other needs.
4. Check the cards often to determine contacts to be made such as home visits.
5. Expand the card file to include photos of each child. Photograph a child;
punch holes on the printed picture; place the photo in the card file with the
child’s information card.
- Add information about where parents are enrolled in Sunday School in
order to know about adult teachers and to contact them if needed. If parents
are not enrolled, consider enlisting an adult teacher to visit with you.
- Use the card file to pray for each child and his family.