Even though my kids are grown, I’ve had the recent pleasure of coughing up my credit card for a few brand-name bags myself. Sure they were Angry Birds and Hello Kitty for two grand kids but the experience was similar: what to pack inside?
If you’re like me, I use this time of year to help my students freshen up their “faith to school” habits. I got to thinking about their backpacks and what I could provide them to help them make God the center of their school year. Here are three ideas you could try:
1) A monthly devo booklet: Fill it with scriptures and “things to think about” geared towards what they’ll be talking about at church. Include prayer ideas and birthdays.
2) Pencils: Students still use pencils, right? What if you gave them customized pencils with the scripture of the month on it? It’s a subtle way of helping them memorize their verse.
3) A snack with a purpose: Each week, put a note of encouragement on a granola bar or snack bag. When they come to youth group or Sunday school, stuff it into their bag to eat when they need a little pick-me-up at school.
Ok, I gotta jump onto my flight. More ideas to come.