There’s never really a bad time to show your volunteers that you appreciate them. With all of the new life that comes around during the Spring season, it just seems like a perfect time to tell your volunteers what they mean to you! Here are a few ideas.
- Multicolored dry-erase markers
- Colored sheets of felt
- Glue gun
- Mason jar (optional)
- Cut a 12-inch long strip of felt about ¾-inch wide. It doesn’t matter if it is perfectly straight. (In fact, it’s better if it isn’t!)
- Roll the felt into the shape of a flower, gluing it into place along the way.
- Glue the flower head to the bottom of the marker.
- Place several flowers in a mason jar and give a bouquet of markers. The felt acts as an eraser, so this makes a great gift for volunteers to use in their Bible study rooms!
JELLY – Jesus really loves you!
- Jelly beans
- Cellophane bags (ziplock bags work, as well!)
- Fill bags with jelly beans.
- Fold top of bag over to seal.
- Attach a label with a stapler. Write a short note on each label and tell each volunteer something you love about her.
- Grape flavored Ice Cubes gum
- Cellophane bags
- Place 5-10 pieces of gum in each cellophane bag. I found bags of 100 pieces at Wal-Mart in the candy section.
- Tie bags with ribbon.
- Write a note to each volunteer telling him why you are “grape”ful for him on individual labels. Attach labels to the ribbon with a stapler or by punching a hole through the ribbon.
Jeff Land serves as the Publishing Team Leader for Bible Studies for Life: Kids. Jeff holds degrees from Mississippi College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff has served as a Children’s Minister and teaches kids weekly in his church.