To organize the activities for kids during our Family Nights (essentially battalion-wide Family Readiness Group meetings), our volunteers created "craft bags."  The craft bags contained a short note of instruction for the kids and materials for all of the activities for the night.  Gallon-size Ziploc bags worked well.  Here is an example of what was in our last Family Night bags ...

  1. Note of Instruction (see photo below)
  2. Booklet (see blog post: I Love a US Army Soldier)
  3. small book ring for the booklet
  4. snack-size Ziploc bag with a length of stretchy string and two heart beads (see blog post: The Invisible String)
  5. snack-size Ziploc bag with a ball of homemade red play dough
Note of Instructions for the kids
Snapshot of the kids' Craft Bags
It takes some prep work before the meeting, but really helps out the volunteers working with kids, and the large Ziploc bags give the kids an easy way to get all of their things home.

~ Traci Cook


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