True confession: Whenever Allen asks for a post on backpacks, I can’t get Dora the Explorer’s backpack song out of my head. Do you know the one of which I speak? It’s a catchy little ditty.
On the backpack loaded up with things and knickknacks, too
Anything that you might need I’ve got inside for you
[Note from Trish: if you're as culturally outdated as I am (an occupational hazard, for overseas missionaries) and you're not familiar with Dora's song, you can hear it in the very short video below. It really is awfully catchy!]
If your church, AWANA group, Scouting group, neighborhood, business, homeschool co-op, local school, etc., is looking for a great project, this may be just the thing for you! You don’t even have to come up with the backpacks because Allen will send you all you need. All you have to do is keep your eye out for some good sales and purchase the items to fill the backpacks.
- 8 spiral notebooks
- 10 pencils
- 2 large pink erasers
- Pencil sharpener
- 2 boxes of 24 crayons, or 2 packs of 12 colored pencils for older children
- 4 toothbrushes
- 1 large tube of toothpaste
- 1 bar of soap with a washcloth
- 3 pairs of socks
- Pens (2 red, 2 blue, 6 black)
- Glue or glue stick
Optional items include:
- Soccer ball
- Matchbox cars
- Barbie, baby doll, or stuffed animal
- Baseball cap
- Hair accessories for girls
Are you motivated to help? The next post will tell you how the backpacks get from you, to Allen and Trish.
- posted by Christi