"The whole trouble is that -- literally -- we do not know what is good for us; and what makes the trouble still worse is that we think we do. We have our own plans for our happiness, and too often we merely regard God as somebody who will help us to accomplish them. The true state of affairs is just the opposite. God has His plans for our happiness, and He is waiting for us to help Him to accomplish them. And let us be quite clear about it: We cannot improve on God's plans." This Tremendous Lover, M. Eugene Boylan, O.C.R.

Monday, May 30, 2011

End of the Year gifts for Sunday school kids

Spoiler alert! If your kids attend my Sunday school classes, they have not yet received these gifts! You may want to re-visit after the graduation ceremony! :-)

I saw THIS gift idea, and thought it was a great foundation for a Christian children's gift...check out my twist on this idea!

Romans 12:2 says "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." I think as Sunday school teachers (and parents!), we can not pick a better summary of our goal in teaching our children. We want them to know that they are IN this world, but not OF this world, and intended for such a great purpose- the Will of God!

So I picked up snack size Milky-Way candy bars, put a few in a cello bag and created these labels for each child. Voila! A simple, inexpensive, "thank-you" for your Sunday school kids!


  1. This is brilliant - thank you so much for this idea!

  2. So glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!