Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Share the LOVE!

I'm so excited about the plans that came together today for the Valentine's Classroom Parties at our kids' school.  I wanted to pass along the ideas because they are so easy but also so fun and encouraging!

Cloe's fourth grade class is going to be participating in a service project for Child Life at Blank Children's Hospital.

Child Life is a wonderful service that provides entertainment, encouragement, and much more for children and families.  We found ourselves at the hospital often when Carson was a baby, and Child Life was always there ready to entertain him with fun toys, games, and books.  They also helped us with the care of our other children while we visited with doctors.  Seriously, LOVE those people!  I'm sure anyone who has had a child at Blank can attest to their awesome service!

The fourth graders are going to be bringing in donations from Child Life's Wish List.  During the classroom party, we are going to assemble Craft Bags for the children at the hospital to make.  Pinterest provided some super cute ideas:

We hope all those bright colorful crafts will brighten a lot of little people's days!

McClain's First Grade Class is going to be participating in a service project for St. Jude's Hospital.
A family in his class has very close ties to St. Jude's as their daughter underwent treatment there for a brain tumor.  She is doing awesome now, and they can't say enough good things about St. Jude's!

One of the things provided for St. Jude's families from the housing facilities is a mailbox for each child.  Friends, family, and complete strangers can send cards of encouragement and well-wishes.  We are hoping our little notes and goodies will brighten the day of children that are going through tough times.

Here are the ideas we'll be tweaking and using for our cards to St. Jude's:

We'll also have notes attached to matchbox cars that say, "We WHEELIE hope you feel better soon!"

And notes on popcorn:  Just POPPING in to say "hi"!

Jedi's holding glow sticks:  "May the FORCE be with you".

We are all so excited for our little Share the Love campaign!  
We hope you'll jump on board and brighten someone's day with a little extra love!


Jessica said...

Meant to tell you, Debbi saw the snail photo and the boys made them last week. They turned out super cute. Thanks for sharing! I forgot to bring the glasses tonight. Will drop them off soon. Will be praying that God will use this project (and you!) to really encourage those kids!

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