Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Ministry Basics » Event Ideas Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary and Preteen Christmas Outreach: Stocking Care Kits Published: December 7, 2011 This is a great way to reach out to children: Christmas Outreach: Stocking Care Kits. You’ll Need: Assorted colors of felt, scissors, hot glue, a glue gun, craft glue, puffy paint, and gift ingredients Elementary and Preteen Christmas Outreach: Stocking Care Kits 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. 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 adult 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. Looking for more Christmas ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!