Super Cute “Busy Little Hands” Free & Easy-to-Print PDF Labels with Owls!
Do you sit in church sometimes seeing the tiniest of little heads popping up and down? Followed by a frantic looking parent trying to hand them something to keep them occupied or shushing them while trying to pay attention to the sermon?
First of all, I think we can all agree how very, very important it is that our children, from 0 to teens, sit in church with us or attend services. And, some of you may go to larger churches with dedicated children’s services which is wonderful. I attend a small church in a small town so our kiddos have Sunday school classes and sit in with us on the worship service and sermon. I myself have a six year old who is sometimes very hard to occupy during the entire service.
After observing visitors bringing young kids with them to sit through services, a friend of mine at church said one day “We should make some packs for the visiting little kids to pass out and keep them occupied.” While we never actually had a chance to get together and focus on that activity, I decided to take it upon myself to make some kind of easily put together packet of Christian-based materials for kids. Something that the parents, grandparents or caregivers could grab before worship services to help “busy little hands” stay occupied. I thought this would offer visitors and current church-goers a bit of relief when sometimes distracted little kids (though we love them dearly!) can stress us out in public situations.
Now I periodically make up about a dozen or so Busy Little Hands bags and set them by our stack of Sunday bulletins so they can be easily seen and picked up. I usually put in the clear gallon sized bags a variety of Christian themed coloring pages and puzzle sheets, some construction paper, crayons, a pen or pencil, stickers, a small notepad and whatever else I come across that’s appropriate at my local dollar store. Then I print out the Busy Little Hands PDF sheet labels, cut them out and stick them on the bags. It is that easy! My total cost is usually around 10 bucks to make a dozen or so packets if I shop frugally at the dollar store and use free online resources to print for the coloring and puzzle pages.
The PDF sheet of labels I made feature 10 of them in different colors with a cute owl. They each say “Busy Little Hands Grab Bag” and let people know they’re free and thank them for worshipping with us today. Here’s a link to download these free printable labels for grab bags for you to make some of your own. I suggest you print these on a full page sticker sheet and cut them out to make it easier on yourself, or you could also print them on regular copy paper and tape them on the bags.
These are great for their intended purpose of keeping little hands busy during church services or could be used as a pass out at the end of children’s church, vacation bible school or other church-related activities for kids.
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