What's in our Church Backpacks?
We keep our kids in church with us, despite having childcare/Sunday school available. Shocking, I know. It took us a while to settle into this counter-cultural idea, BUT we have seen tremendous fruit and it's immensely helped our family culture.
This podcast shook our thinking and challenged us to do church as a family. It's worth the listen.
Here's what we stock in their backpacks to keep their hands busy but their ears listening:
Crayons and Paper
Etch a Sketch
Snack Pouches (we sewed reusable ones)
Magnetic Doll Dress-Up
Stickers (Hobby Lobby sales)
Think It Through Tiles and Books (These are old school. I used these back in elementary school, but they are so amazing! They are self-correcting!)
Boogie Board Writing Tablet (Costco)