Let It Snow

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SERVICE PROJECTS

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Snowman Offering Banks

Age Level: All ages

Materials: Powdered soft drink containers with lids, white spray
paint, a craft knife, markers, felt, and glue

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Before class, spray paint the containers white and allow to
dry. Use a craft knife to cut a slit for coins in the lid or
in the plastic container, whichever is easier to cut.

Give each child a prepared container. Have the children use
markers, felt scraps, and glue to decorate their snowmen. Encourage
the children to use the banks to save their money to bring for
offering.

You might want to use the banks as a special missionary offering
promotion.

Bird Treats

Age Level: Kindergarten through elementary

Materials: Popcorn snowmen ingredients listed on page 111,
birdseed, and mesh produce bags

Have children form a snowball from the Popcorn Snowman mixture.
Roll the popcorn balls in birdseed.

Put each ball inside a mesh bag. Tell the children to set
their bird treats in a tree at home to share with God’s winged
creatures.

Sharing Snowman

Age Level: All ages

Materials: A barrel or large trash can, white paper, construction
paper, scissors, and glue

Use a friendly character to boost a winter food or clothing drive.
Cover a barrel or large trash can with white paper. Cut out
construction paper snowman features and glue them on. Make a sign
for the snowman to hold that says, “Please share.” 

Publish announcements in your bulletins and newsletters, and have
classroom teachers explain the snowman to the children. Try to
fill the barrel with clothing or nonperishable food to share with a
local food pantry or to give to needy families in your church.

BULLETIN BOARDS

God’s Marvelous Season

Age Level: All ages

Materials: Blue background paper, white paper or tag board, cotton
stuffing, staplers, scissors, white paper circles or coffee
filters, markers, and optional spray snow

Cover a bulletin board with blue background paper. Write this
heading on white paper or tag board: “God does great things beyond
our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’
Job 37:5-6.”

Have children fold each paper circle or coffee filter into
quarters, then again once or twice. Children can cut squares,
diamonds, triangles, or moon shapes from the folded
edges. Then have the children unfold the circles to reveal the
beautiful snowflakes they’ve made.

After children write their names on their snowflakes, attach
snowflakes to the bulletin board. Add a snow effect to the bulletin
board by stapling cotton stuffing to the bottom edge of the
display. You may also wish to use spray snow to add to your
God’s Marvelous Season bulletin board.

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Heartwarmers

Make a “heartwarmer” packet for each person on your team. Tie a
pretty ribbon around an envelope of cocoa mix. Add a tag that says,
“Your willingness to serve warms our hearts.”

Shining Lights

Use white taper candles for this teacher-appreciation gift. Have
kids glue wiggle eyes and a felt mouth, nose, buttons, and a hat to
the top half of the cellophane-wrapped candle. Tie a tag to the
middle of the snowman taper that says: “Your light will shine for
many years through the children you’re touching now.” cm

Mary J. Davis has been in children’s ministry for more than
three decades and lives in Marshalltown, Iowa.

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