If you are stopping in from the Mom’s Chair, welcome!I Just want to share this month’s Projects with a Purpose…
Projects with a Purpose is a monthly craft project idea you can use to teach a scripture verse. If you missed it…Last month’s project was making binoculars and playing a seek and find game to teach Jeremiah 29:13.
This month’s verse is:
Say Something Like: God loved us so much that he sent his only son Jesus. One way we can love each other is to send things to each other just like God sent us Jesus. Today, we are going to make something that helps us send things to each other. We are going to make a mail box where we can send little notes and gifts to each other. Did you know that God wrote something special to us too? The Bible, that’s right! Well let’s get started on our mailbox and then we can write some special notes to each other to put inside.
I spraypainted our box white first and then let the kids paint it with acrylic paint.
I put a final coat on it after they were done and then glued this Mailbox Sign Printable on the front. I used an exacto knife to cut the slot in the front, then cut out a flag and attached that with a brad so it can be put up and down. (That is the fun part.) The box already opened in the back so I rigged up a way to keep it closed with two brads and some yarn. Then, to get the letters out you just unwind the string and open the doors.
This project can be made with just about any box you have…shoe box, cereal box, even a big box if you want to get crazy. ;)
If you have the time to make the mailbox this weekend you could use it as a fun way to send Valentines to each other on Tuesday. If not, no worries this project is fun for any day!
Here is the Projects with a Purpose Printable Handout if you want that too.
Use the mailbox all month long to write notes as a family. I already got a note! ;)
If your kids are not readers or writers yet, draw pictures, cut out magazines, leave treats, write pretend notes. This is a good chance to say thank you, say good job, and to catch them being good. Write down what you appreciate about each other. Remember to talk about John 3:16 as you send things to one another may it be a reminder of how much God gave us when he sent his Son.
If your kids are under 2 or older than about 10 here are some ideas…
Under 2 years old:
Pass a shoe box back and forth. Hide toys inside and let your little one discover them.
Make an envelope out of felt or fabric and hide things inside for your little one to find.
Find a basket or wrap a box in fun wrapping paper to keep on the kitchen counter or table to leave notes for family members each day.
Let each family member draw names of another family member to pray for and encourage by sending notes or treats in the basket.
Enjoy crafting and playing with your kids!