This is a great way to reach out to children: Christmas Outreach: Stocking Care Kits.
Age Level: 6 to 12
Materials: Assorted colors of felt, scissors, hot glue, a glue gun, craft glue, puffy paint, and gift ingredients
Time: About 30 minutes
Give these unique Care Kits to members of your community this Christmas. Recipients might include newborns, those in the hospital, those less fortunate, veterans, grandparents, or volunteers.
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For each Care Kit, have kids create a stocking out of felt. Use colors other than red and green to give your stockings a unique quality. For instance, use pink for newborn girls and blue for newborn boys.
With adults supervision: Using a glue gun, connect two felt cutouts of stockings. Have kids use craft glue to attach a white cuff around the top of the stockings and write a Scripture reference or blessing on it with puffy paint. Set aside the stocking to dry.
You can fill stockings with goodies appropriate to their recipients. For instance, stuff a newborn’s stocking with washcloths, a sample body wash, socks, and a small toy. Stuff a volunteer’s stocking with a candy bar, a personalized notepad or calendar, a gift pen, and a T-shirt.