I often talk about how children's ministry leaders are like a missionary. A missionary learns the language, cultural preferences, music, foods, etc. of the people he/she is trying to reach. This helps the missionary create connection points.
We are missionaries to kids. And if we are going to connect with them, then we need to do the same thing a missionary to another country does. Learn about what they like. Learn about what they play. Learn about what video games they like. You get the point.
To help with this, here are the top 50 brands that Gen Z (today's kids) kids like. I want to encourage you to look thru this list, better yet, look through this list with your team. Ask yourselves questions like...
Why do kids like this?
What can we learn from this?
What ideas from this can we incorporate into our children's ministry?
What changes should we make to stay relevant for today's kids?
Here are the top 50 brands Gen Z kids like...
1, YouTube 2. Netflix 3. Iphone 4. McDonalds 5. Oreo 6. MM's 7. Doritto's 8. iPod 9. Xbox 10. Google 11. Fortnite 12. Hershey's 13. Nike 14. Crayola 15. Playstation 16, Cheetos 17. Lays 18. Reeses 19. Disney 20. Skittles 21. Nintendo Switch 22. Lego 23. Chips Ahoy 24. Avengers 25. Kit Kats 26. Pop Tarts 27. Instagram 28. Snap Chat 29. Kraft 30. Cartoon Network 31. Black Panther 32. Nick 33. Coke 34. Snickers 35. Halo's 36. Sour Patch 37. Game Stop 38. Minecraft 39. Starburst 40. Amazon 41. Elmer's 42. hulu 43. Pepsi 44. Goldfish Crackers 45.YouTube for kids 46. Roblox 47. Taco Bell 48. Lunchables 49. Under Armor 50. Bing