We are beginning a NEW "QUARTER" this upcoming SUNDAY. I am already so excited about getting the opportunity to teach the KINGS of JUDAH to the KIDDOS. I LOVE to start out a NEW "QUARTER" with a LOT of FANFARE!! When we start a new "QUARTER" we don our EXPLORER HATS and sing our "WE ARE BIBLE EXPLORERS..." SONG. We "TRAVEL" around the room and view all the exciting changes. We do a BRIEF,but very exciting overview of WHAT WE ARE GONG TO BE LEANING!!!! It is truly a special time.
To make this even MORE special, I wanted to give the KIDDOS a "SPECIAL BAG" for their Bible Class items. In the past, I have had the KIDDOS decorate their own canvas bag. This is always a FUN activity...but, it is also TIME CONSUMING. I try to use EAA Time for activities like DECORATING a BAG...but, when you have a few "LATE ARRIVERS" it makes it much more difficult to complete during class time.
Since I have a WHOLE new crop of KIDDOS and I know that KIDDOS love to decorate their OWN BAG, I was considering doing the CANVAS BAGS again. But, when I went to the DOLLAR TREE, to buy some new canvas bags (THEY HAVE THEM IN ALL SORTS OF COLORS FOR THE SPRING!!), I happened to see these NYLON, BACK PACK bags.
I really LIKED these BAGS. Then I began to think....HUM, (that is how I think)..."I have NEVER done BACKPACKS for the KIDDOS!!!!" So, I quickly tossed several of these backpacks into my buggy. (YES, I know it is called a SHOPPING CART...but, I have ALWAYS called it a BUGGY.) :-) I bought blue for the boys and pink for the girls.
I decided to do the decorating of these bags. I wrote the KIDDO'S names on the Back Packs, DREW a BIBLE and Wrote the PURPOSE for the BACK PACK. I used METALLIC Sharpie Markers. I think they turned out really SWEET. I hope the KIDDOS LIKE them!!! (If the KIDDOS want to further decorate their bags they can color on them outside of class time.)
Starting a NEW QUARTER is so exciting and RECEIVING a SPECIAL BAG with their NAME on it should REALLY EXCITE the KIDDOS. I know I am excited!!!
BTW, Jeremiah is no longer in my class....but, since he is my son...and he saw what I was making for all my KIDDOS...and he asked me very, very nicely. I MADE HIM A BAG TOO. :-)