Blanket-Making for Babies — Make flannel or plush blankets that babies can use for tummy time during visits from an early childhood educator or with their family as they start to grow up. A lot of babies in ChildServ’s programs live in low-income apartments so a warm, clean blanket to play on is a big help!
To learn how to make blankets, please visit: https://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/eblanket.html
Diaper Cake Building or Diaper Drive — Babies in ChildServ’s programs always need new, clean diapers! You could host a diaper drive or have a day when you build diaper cakes for the children in ChildServ’s programs.
To learn how to make diaper cakes, please visit: https://diyprojects.com/diaper-cake-ideas/
Make a Valentine, holiday stocking, Easter basket for Babies – Create a Valentine card with a positive message to show our children you care. Provide a basket or stocking filled with items needed for a baby, like a pacifier, onesie, baby board book, baby wipes, diapers, and a small stuffed animal. You can even decorate the stockings or baskets for additional fun.
Holiday Meal Mix – Fill a basket including all the traditional fixings for a holiday meal that can be gift wrapped in a box or bag: pasta, potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and dinner rolls.
Readers are Leaders Book Totes – Buy and fill book totes with items that will help babies and toddlers to get ready for kindergarten! Items can include: books, flash cards, teaching games, crayons, pencils, coloring books, alphabet building worksheets, number games, and soft toys that are part of stories (birds, farm and jungle animals, vegetables, fruits, cars, trains, planes, etc.)
Brown Bear Bags – Fill a gift bag with a Brown Bear book and a Matching Picture game. Create the game by coloring and cutting all the images: brown bear, red bird, yellow duck, blue horse, green frog, purple cat, white dog, black sheep, gold fish!
Baby Bathtime Basket — Build a basket for babies coming into Foster Care or an Early Childhood Program. Baskets can include: baby shampoo, hooded towel wrap, lotion, key ring rattle, and a baby brush comb set.