Pakistan and Afghanistan on a globe or world
. Distribute the coloring
for the children.
map or globe, coloring activity
Entering the tent.
Prepare a tent made of blankets (from CWS or otherwise) and quilts
draped over some chairs. Invite the children into the “tent”
and ask them to imagine that they have been magically transported
to a refugee camp in Pakistan. Often when people first arrive in
a refugee camp, they don’t even have this much shelter. Ask
them to imagine what it would be like to leave everything they had
and live in this tent for a month or more. What would they miss?
What would they need?
blankets, quilts, string or
masking tape, chairs
Sit in the tent and play school. Talk about items that they use
in school. What would it be like to be in school if these things
Eat a snack under the tent. Snacks that the children could eat under
their tents might consist of “Hindustani Tea” and fresh
To make "Hindustani Tea"
- Heat together in a 3-4 qt. saucepan 6 c. water and 7 tsp.
- Boil 10 minutes.
- Add 6 c. milk.
- Heat to boiling.
- Add to taste: 10-15 tsp. sugar.
Tastes best when prepared 2 or more hours in advance
and set aside. Reheat to serve. Serve with fresh fruit. You could
also serve Indian chapatis, which are something like Mexican tortillas
(recipe available on our website: http://www.churchworldservice.org/betterworld2/globalsnacks.html).
Materials: tea, fruit, chapatis
Option: In advance of this class, collect the kit
materials from the parents directly and hide them around your
room. Show the children the list of items in the CWS School
Kit. Ask them to leave the tent and search
for those items. Bring them to the tent as they are found.
Assemble School Kits.
Invite children to decorate with fabric paint or markers pre-made
cloth bags (12"W x 14"L with a cloth handle and a
— Velcro, snap or button). Place the items listed on the
take-home sheet into the cloth bag. Fold the top over and secure
the closure. Shipping and packing
Materials: items for each kit, school
bags, cardboard carton, sealing tape, fabric paint
Mark the progress of creating kits by making a Heart Quilt displayed
in a place where everyone can see it. Use a big sheet of wide
craft paper (about 30” x 60”) in a color of your
choice for the background. Give each child a piece of colored
construction paper cut 8” x 8”. Glue a red heart
onto this piece. Onto the heart, draw or glue pictures of various
items that could be in a CWS Kit. For each school kit
donated, glue a completed “quilt block” onto the
large background piece.
Materials: paper, red construction paper,
Assemble Hygiene Kits.
On the hand towel, place the other items listed on the take-home
sheet. Wrap the towel around the items and tie with a ribbon or
yarn. Place this package in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper
closure. Shipping and packing instructions
Materials: items for the kit, cardboard
boxes, sealing tape, ribbon or yarn
Mark your progress on a large thermometer drawn on poster board.
Fill in the mercury column with a red marker as kits are donated,
indicating the number of kits on the side of the thermometer.
Materials: poster board, colored markers)
Say THANK YOU to those who
contribute. Make “thank you” notes by gluing
little pieces of fabric to paper to make it look like a little
quilt. On the back, print a message, such as “Thank you
for helping others.”
Materials: various pieces of fabric,
scissors, large index cards, glue, pens
If you have any questions or would like more information about
CWS Kits Program,
call 1-888-CWS-CROP, that’s 1-888-297-2767. For an update
on CWS programs, call our HOTLINE
at 1-800-297-1516, Ext. 111, or visit our website: www.churchworldservice.org