Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free Nativity Printables

I found a website that has free nativity printables.  Sponsored kids can cut them out, glue the figures to paper and color in a background. (In the picture below, they are glued to toilet paper rolls so they can stand - not something that would be practical for our sponsored kids. But a great idea if you have kids of your own who want to try it.)


Here are the links -- just click and print:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Give a monetary gift to your child...

Here are the guidelines for giving a monetary gift to your Compassion International child.  Note:  100% of your gift goes to your child and their family.

How much may I give each year?

*  Birthday gift $10-$100
*  General gift $10-$100
*  Family gift $10-$1000
*  Graduation gift in final year $10-$2000

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bible Picture Cards

These cards are roughly 6x9 inches and made out of cardstock. I printed a few pictures off the Internet and taped them down with photo squares.  Easy and inexpensive, but I thought they turned out nice. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peacable Kingdom Press

I just love the notecards from this company.  I found mine at Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Bookmarks

Today I made some bookmarks.  On the front is a flower with the kids' faces in the center.  On the back is a photo of each one in black and white.  I had them laminated at Staples -- very inexpensive.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Multicultural Sticker Scene

From Oriental Trading.  $4.99 for a dozen.

Here's the link to buy them. 


I found some 6x9 inch envelopes at Michael's and made a miniature lapbook small enough to fit the envelope.  I took a piece of cardstock and cut it down to size.  I folded over the ends to make a little book and put in some easy mazes, a word search, a dot to dot and some miscellaneous stickers I had around the house.  It's for our 5-year old child, Fredy.  It's my first attempt at a lapbook and it was really fun to do!!!  Thanks to everyone on the Compassion blog who suggested this idea!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Next batch of letters ready to go...

The sparkly stars are from Family Christian Stores.

Fun Stuff from Oriental Trading

I keep a goody bin filled with items that can be sent to sponsored kids. These are all from the Oriental Trading catalog.

When I write letters - about every 6-8 weeks - I grab something from the bin and put it in along with the letter. Whatever is left over goes to my daughter and the neighbor kids. Here's how to find the items above in the Oriental Trading catalog:

  • Make-a-Fish Aquarium Stickers - $2.99 per dozen
  • IN-34/684
  • Bird Sticker Books - $5.99 per dozen
  • IN-9/1082
  • Design your own Noah's Ark Sticker Scenes - $4.99 per dozen
  • IN-57/6308
  • 3-D Space Sticker Books - $9.99 per dozen
  • IN-9/1091
  • ***NOTE: These are expensive -- and the 3D effect isn't great. If I had to order again, I would go with...
  • Make Your Own Solar System Stickers - $2.99 per dozen
  • IN-70/3770
  • "God's Greatest Gift" Color Your Own Stickers - $2.99 per dozen
  • IN-36/1858
  • Make A Racecar Sticker Sheets - $2.99 per dozen
  • IN-9/748

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bible Verse Cards

Our oldest sponsored child is preparing to graduate from the program in May. In addition to a monetary gift for a graduation present, I wanted to share with him some of my favorite Bible verses. I made Bible verse cards and on the back I put photos of Ethiopians who are victorious in their lives.

My verses:
  • Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  • Philippians 3:13-14 I forget the past and strain ahead for what is still to come. I am racing for the finish, for the prize to which God calls us upward to receive in Christ Jesus.

  • Isaiah 40:31 Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

  • Matthew 7:7 Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened unto you.

  • Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Oldies, but goodies.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Easter-themed letter

Here is the Easter letter we're sending out to our younger sponsored kids. We are including:

  • "He Lives!" make-a-scene stickers from Oriental Trading, with paper;
  • "Color Your Own Cross" fuzzy pictures from Oriental Trading;
  • Pics of our daughter decorating Easter eggs;
  • DLTK's free make your own custom writing paper in an Easter theme.