Blessing Bags Family Home Evening {Family Service Projects}

 Hello my friends!  It looks like one new post a month is what we are shooting for right now...maybe I will be an overachiever this month and even do a few more ;)  Today I wanted to share with you a service project that my kids absolutely love, making Blessing Bags!  Now this idea is not original, I have seen variations all over, but this is what we have done and had success with :)

To kick off the night we sung one of my favorite Hymns, Because I Have Been Given Much, I Too Must Give.  I made this printable up that we framed to keep up for all of November, so we pulled that out and spoke about what this song means.  Heavenly Father gives us so much, and in return he expects and asks that we do what we can to take care of our brothers and sisters in need.

After our mini-lesson we got out our supplies.  For our Blessing Bags we just got out ziplock freezer bags and filled each one of them with a pair of socks, gloves, protein bar, toothpaste and toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, soap and a pack of gum. Each kid was in charge of two items and we did an assembly line where everyone got to participate in putting the bags together.

Then we printed off these darling name cards from Caravan Shoppe and the kids got to write little notes of encouragement and love.

Now that our Blessing Bags are put together we keep them in our car and anytime we see someone in need we can quickly pull out a bag and hopefully share a little goodness!