It’s Back to School time! Today I am sharing a fun Back-to-School activity, but it isn’t your regular “back-to-school” activity, this one is all about service. Year ago, while serving in the Primary, we decided we wanted to have an activity focused on service. Since school was right around the corner I decided to create a “back-to-school” idea about service. I hope you enjoy this fun School of Service Activity.
School of Service Classes
The children will be attending The School of Service, where they will be learning about Serving Others. They will then participate in a service project (we had them put together School Kits). Here are the “classes” that they will be attending:
History Class: People from the scriptures who served others
P.E. (a ‘Perfect Example’): Jesus was a ‘Perfect Example’ of service.
Health Class: we will be making ‘Service First Aid Kits’
Art Class: we will be putting together School Kits
I have included all the information that you need for each of the classes in my download at the end of the post.
Since the children are going to “school” I asked them to bring their backpacks. During the classes they will be getting neat little handouts, so instead of having to find everyone’s handouts/treats I thought they could keep them in their backpacks. Plus, I know my children always want to show everyone their backpack, so they might really enjoy bringing it to show their friends.
You can’t go to school and not have lunch. We thought the children would enjoy having lunch, so after classes we had everyone go to the cultural hall for a school-themed lunch. We thought a brown bag lunch would be the perfect “school” lunch. We did PB & J’s, but if you have allergies you will obviously need to come up with a different option. We also included a drink and fruit in the brown bags. For a treat, I found a school bus and school house cookie cutter and cut out Rice Krispies with them. The children loved them!
School of Service Activity Invitation
Before our activity, we handed out invitations. My original invites were kind of outdated and needed a new look, so I updated them and am sharing them with you today. The invitation below is what it looks like with some sample info.
If you’d like to use my School of Service Activity Invitation, here is what you need to do. Download the invite, below. Once you have clicked the invite will open in a new screen. Right Click on the invite and select on ‘Save Image As’ and save it to your computer. From there you can open it in any editing program that you prefer. I have used Microsoft Word and Canva and both work great.
If you are using Microsoft Word, you will need to open up a new document, and then select “Insert” and then select “Picture” and then “Picture from File”. Find the file for the invite, and select it and it should add it to your document. From there you will just need to add a text box on top of the invite to add your information.
I always upload my invites as JPG files, so that you can download them and open them in Word, Canva, or another editing type program. Having it as a JPG file allows you to open it and then add text on top of the invitation image. I have edited invitations using each of the ways below and they are all easy. Here are some tutorials that I created for each way. Here is my tutorial for editing on Canva. You can find a tutorial for Microsoft Word, HERE and another tutorial for editing on a Mac, HERE.
Click the links below to download my instructions and invites for my School of Service Activity.
I hope you enjoy my School of Service idea and plan to have your own “School of Service” activity soon. I would love to hear if you do, and any changes you add, so be sure to leave a comment letting me know.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥