Monthly ProjectLove for the LonelyThis month’s Love for the Lonely KidzRAP event will benefit residents in your local nursinghome. You will be making two projects filled with God’s encouraging scriptures. The eternaltruths of God’s word and your creativity will bring lasting joy and hope to those who need it!Read More… PLANNING AHEADThis month’s project will include making table tents and wall hangings for the residents of anursing home. As the KidzRAP group leader, you will coordinate a time for your group to cometogether to make the projects following the guidelines given below. However, you can alsoprovide another opportunity to serve through the delivery of the projects. The delivery can be assimple as dropping off your completed projects with the director of the nursing home or it can bean event that includes a visit with the residents. Some families may only be able to come to yourfirst event and make the projects, while other families may want to be included in the delivery ofthose projects.Here are some suggestions to begin preparing for your event: 1. Pray. Ask God to direct you to a nursing home that needs your group’s gifts and ask Him to bring kidz and families to your event. 2. Call and discuss your project with the Activity Director of a local nursing home. 3. Schedule the date of your event and schedule the date for the delivery to the nursing home. 4. Invite your group to come to your event! 5. Make your advance preparations. See Quilt Wall Hanging Instructions and Table Tent Instructions.
Welcome Activity (10 minutes):Kidz will work with their families to decorate the Table Tents with foam stickers. (see TableTent Templates.) These Table Tents will be given to the nursing home staff to place on theresidents’ food trays. Kidz can begin working on this project while waiting on other families toarrive. See Table Tent Instructions.Introduction of Event (15 minutes):See Teaching Moment Script. The Kidz RAP leader will play the “Kidz RAP Welcome” DVD.Then the leader will explain to the families who they are going to be helping at this event. Nextthe leader thanks everyone for coming and prays for those in need that Kidz RAP is serving.1st Activity:Finish Table Tents.2nd Activity (30-45 minutes):Make Quilt Wall Hanging. Kidz will glue the wrapping paper squares and verses and tie ribbonto make wall hanging. See Quilt Wall Hanging Instructions.Closing of Event:Send families home with a Kidz RAP Bookmark as a “thank you” for coming, and ask them tomark their calendar for your next event!Quilt Wall Hanging InstructionsSupplies: Black Poster Board (1 poster provides the background for 2 wall hangings) White cardstock (You’ll need approx. 1 ¼ sheets for each wall hanging) Yellow cardstock (approx. ¼ sheet for each wall hanging) Assorted patterned wrapping paper (approx. 2 square feet for each) Ribbon Glue sticks
Markers to write their name and age Scissors to cut ribbon Hole punchPreparations prior to the event: Gather all your supplies. Print the Quilt Corner Verse Templates onto white cardstock and cut. Print the Quilt Center Circle Templates onto yellow cardstock and cut. Print the Quilt Top Rectangle Templates onto white cardstock and cut. Cut each black poster board in half. Draw lines on each poster board in pencil or white crayon. See Poster Line Visual for an understanding of the placement of the lines. Allow space at the top for the rectangle and space in each of the four corners for the verses. Make a tracing template if you have several posters to prepare. Hole punch two holes in the top of the poster board for ribbon. Cut the wrapping paper into 1” by 1” squares. Measure and cut the ribbon into strips to fit holes and hang. Make a sample Quilt Wall HangingInstructions for making Quilt Wall Hangings:1. Glue “Made especially for you with love…” rectangle to the top section of the poster board.2. Glue each of the four corner verses cards to the four corner sections of the poster board.3. Glue assorted wrapping paper squares inside the cross section.4. Glue the yellow “God is…” center circle over the wrapping paper squares in the center of the cross.5. Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie.6. Fill in name and age on top rectangle.Table Tent InstructionsSupplies: Colored cardstock (each sheet will make two table tents) Foam stickers to decorate
Preparations prior to the event: Gather all your supplies. You may want to provide enough supplies for the kidz to make more than one. Print Table Tent Template onto colored cardstock. Cut each printed sheet in half. Make a sample table tent.At the Event: Fold the Table Tents on the dotted lines and glue folded bottom together. Decorate with foam stickers.