Love Notes from Parents to Kids

parent blessings

source: d sharon pruitt

Last weekend I coerced asked my husband to take the kids to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop. On (most) Saturdays they have a free workshop for kids to create something out of wood and nails. Each kid gets a certificate, a pin and an orange apron to pin it on. My kids have made trivets, spice racks, ornaments and even a Gingerbread House! (We used all that stuff as grandparent gifts last Christmas!)

Anyway, last weekend their project was a mini whiteboard presumably for a locker. Well, my kids have been keeping them on the kitchen table. And after a little idea I discovered on Pinterest, I started writing notes to the kids on them every morning before they come downstairs.

Some days it’s something silly like, “Asa is a little monkey” and I’ll draw a picture of a monkey. Or “Lydia makes me smile!” with a big smiley face.

The last few days I’ve been manipulating scriptures (in a good way!) that I could put their name in and draw a picture to. I drew a big Rapunzel-like tower for Lydia and wrote, “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower. Lydia runs into it and is safe!”. Here’s this morning’s notes:

blessing

(that’s Proverbs 17:22)

blessing for kids

(Nehemiah 8:10)

The kids love to find their whiteboards and see what I’ve put on them. I feel like I’m putting a prayer, blessing and hug into their heart for the rest of the day!

Now that my kids are in school, I love slipping notes into their lunchboxes. Here’s a few of my faves:

God Made Light - Encouragement Notes for Kids

God Made Light – Encouragement Notes for Kids

U-NEEKS - God's Love - Encouragement Notes for Kids

U-NEEKS – God’s Love – Encouragement Notes for Kids

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Printable Lunchbox Notes

And even if your kids don’t have lunchboxes, taping a note to their mirror or slipping it in a secret place would be so fun.

Any other good ideas on slipping a little love in your kids’ pocket and heart? 

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Comments

  1. http://www.imom.com has some super cute love notes that I’ve been printing out and putting in lunch boxes. LOVE The alphabet cards :)

  2. Wow, I love these ideas (and Pinterest too!). Thanks for sharing. I think I’ll put this link in our parent newsletter!

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