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Operation Christmas Child

Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. This year ACA will participate in Operation Christmas Child! For those of you who haven’t heard of it, every year thousands of shoe boxes, filled with gifts and a story about God and His love, are shipped across the world to kids in need to help bring joy and spread the word of Jesus. We will be asking each child to donate a box. We feel each child should learn the gift of giving as well as receiving and this is certainly an opportunity to do so. Getting Started: 1. Use a standard size shoe box or small plastic container. 2. Determine what age and sex of the child: 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 3. Fill with gifts: Please also include a note to the child and a photo or your family. If you include your name and address the child may write back. Some suggestions: school supplies: pens, pencils, stacking cialis and viagra sharpeners, crayons, markers, stamps and stamp pads, writing paper, solar calculators, coloring & picture books. Toys small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, etch a sketch, jump ropes, harmonicas, kazoos, toys that light up or make noise with extra batteries, slinky, etc. Hygiene Items: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap in a plastic bag, comb, washcloth. Other: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights with extra batteries. DO NOT include: used or damaged items, war related items pharmacy online like toy guns or knives, military figures, buy generic viagra chocolate or food, out-of-date candy, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow-globes or glass containers, aerosol cans. 4. Include a $7 donation or more for each shoe box to help cover shipping and other project costs. If buy viagra online you would like more information, please visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/. As always, we are so proud to have such generous parents to partner with us against the fight for underprivileged children. Thank you!

Creative Fathers Day Gift Idea that Dads love

Does the dad in your home already have a closet full of ties, a garage with all the necessary tools, and enough homemade paperweights to last through four careers?  

Presents on Father’s Day should come from the heart, and let Dad know that you really value everything he has done.  We know that sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea that can include the children and portray everything Dad deserves without breaking the bank. 

Are you trying to think of a fun and creative way to let Dad know that you love him and appreciate everything he’s done?  Here is a perfect way to let him know that you cherish the way he always takes care of you:

Materials:Gainesville_Preschool_Fathers_Day_Gift_Idea

  1. 1 White Cotton T-Shirt
  2. Fabric Paints (from local craft store)
  3. Paintbrush

 

Instructions:

  • Pour some paint into a shallow foil baking pan, and have your kids place either the palms of their hands or their feet into the paint.  
  • Have them make a print of their hands or feet on the front of the t-shirt.  Next to the prints, write either: “I’m in good hands with Dad”, “Best Dad, hands down”, or “I want to walk in Dad’s footsteps.”  If you have more than one child, you can change the wording to “We’re in good hands,” etc.  
  • Have them wash all of the paint off their skin immediately.  
  • Tiny baby feet and hands are adorable mementos, but you can make this an annual tradition, a clever way to chart the kids’ growth. 

 

PS What do you think about this Fathers Day Gift idea? Do you have any fun and creative gift ideas you can share? We’d love to hear from you!

PPS We also would love to research and post any topics parents are looking to find out about. Let us know if you have a topic you want us to research or provide our feedback on!

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