I have so many projects started that sometimes I don’t know what to do. But I also see great project ideas every week on various blogs and linked up here at our weekly party. Sometimes it’s hard to fit them all in, but any time I get to try an idea from another great blogger, my plan is to feature it in a “What We Did This Weekend” segment (notice I say “plan”….).
Obviously, I’ve spent this past weekend throwing (and cleaning up following) a fun Minnie bash for my now 2 year old. But I’d like to show you a project that I worked on a few weekends ago to kick off this segment.
Many of you know that my hubby is a youth minister, and when I saw this idea on Back to School Survival kits by Sassy Sites, I knew I had to make them for our middle schoolers and high schoolers. So many of them had a great summer, and I wanted to remind them that we were thinking about them while they returned to the peer pressures that they often face in school. Each item in the bag served as either a snack or an item to use in their bookbag, but each item also included a statement and verse to remember. I altered the items it a little bit from the original idea and used items that I had on hand.
I also included a Bible verse with each item. I tried to make the sayings and verses on each paper relevant and printed them in such a way that they can be attached to a locker or notebook. We passed the kits out at a “Back to School Bible study” to further carry out the theme.
I loved that this project was totally customizable. You can make them for girls, boys, any age group, and use any items on hand. Check out the Sassy Sites website for their take on the survival kits. I believe they also originally saw the idea on this website, so visit it too for additional ideas!!