This Basic Kit is in response to the many people who’ve contacted me because they’d like to make their own Hope Boxes like this one to give to families they know.
You could use this basic kit on it’s own, giving families ideas of some fun, family faith at home activities around the theme of hope, exploring this verse:
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Isaiah 40:31
PLEASE NOTE: These will be posted to you in the first week of June.
If you choose, you could add some materials to make it more fun, including some seeds, bubbles and blank greetings cards which will help them do the activities in the mini-mag. (More on this below.)
The basic kit contains 10 of the following:
- A5 mini-mag called ‘Faith at home’ which contains most of the activities in the GodVenture Hope Box. It has a front and back cover, an A4 spread and in the centre in an A3 Thanks Poster (see pics)
- 3 double-sided A6 postcards with the Bible verse on and some Bible cards to cut up and a card with ideas on how to use them (see pics, starting with the card titled: Hello)
- A5 sheet of 30 stickers to use on the Flame Prayer activity on the back cover of the mini-mag (see picture)
Once you have ordered, you will be able to download:
- A4 pdf of Extra activities – this is optional but will give families more variety to choose from
- A4 pdf to print and cut into 2 A5 sheets called: Washi tape etc. This sheet gives ideas of what to do with open-ended craft materials – this will only be needed if you include some open-ended craft materials (see below)
- A4 pdf to print onto a sticker to put your box once it’s packed. This will seal the box as well as make it look attractive, leaving space for an address if you need one.
- Excel spreadsheet with costs and links to where you can purchase more resources to add to the Basic Kit (and a pdf version of this chart to send to your finance person!)
In the GodVenture Hope Boxes, I include:
- sunflower seeds to use for praying with seeds activity
- bubbles for the praying with bubbles activity
- 3 blank cards and envelopes for the prayer with cards activity
- a selection of fun, creative items to use to respond to the Bible verse, make the prayer cards, or whatever the family choose! 😊
I choose rainbow lolly sticks, rainbow elastic bands, rainbow coloured A6 card, chocolate coins, and a tea light.,
I have includes all the costing for these in the spreadsheet which comes with the Basic Kit, including the price for card envelopes (PiP boxes) and postage, to give you that option. (I have been using Click and Drop which is very easy to use as long as you can print the postage you buy online. I then put them in a parcel post box.)
I also included Hope cards from CharliePatch from whom you can buy her gorgeous A5 cards for only £1 each (usually £2.50) and HK Creations who has put together a special discounted pack of A6 Hope postcards for you here. Do support them if you can! I can vouch that their cards are great quality 🙂