How do we honor our soldiers? I am guilty of not giving them the thanks that they deserve. My boys and I pray for both my brother-in-law Brian and nephew Nathaniel almost daily. But I failed to get them care packages until today. Why is it that while they are serving our country day in and day out we forget to do something as simple as sending them a little something to show we care? I have decided to enlist my little guys into a little project to show them how important it is to thank the ones that serve us every day.
First of all I made what I call "soldier cards". They are small enough to carry in a wallet or pocket. I printed the verse:
But those who trust in the Lord
will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Then I printed out a black and white photo of my little boys with "We are praying for you!" on the picture. Then I laminated the card to help keep it sturdy.
Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow and White Construction paper
Trace your child's hand on the red construction paper to create the "cape".
Trace your child's foot on the blue construction paper to create the "body".
Cut a small circle out of the orange paper to create a face.
Cut out the hand and the foot. Then glue onto either the yellow or white background.
Have the child draw the face and the arms, as well as the letter of the first name of the soldier on the chest of the superhero.
"Hands Down, ___________ You are my Hero!
Thanks for serving our country!