Every time I speak at a conference where there are booths I try to do something to make my booth stand out so people will stop and chat. Last conference I had a cultural diversity activity for the kids because I taught on cultural diversity. This conference I will be teaching Emotional Intelligence so the activities at my will be geared towards emotional health. The kids will be able to design paper bags for a small group ministry at my church and the moms will get to participate in the Mom Card Project. The information below was taken from the homepage of the project leeanahjames.com/momcardproject. If you and your friends decide to participate please send your pictures there so they can be featured on the site.
The Mom Card Project is a way to encourage the mothers of your community, church or tribe. “Mom” is defined as a woman who supports, loves, and cares for a child in their community. This can cover aunts, cousins, friends and even teachers. Participating in the Mom Card Project is simple.
You will need the following.
- Markers and pens
- Stickers (Optional but very cute!)
- Basket or bowl
Step one: Gather the girls! It is always fun to have food, drinks, and snacks. This is an activity I like to do at events such as baby showers or retreats. It is and should be a side activity not the main focus of the event otherwise everyone is standing around wondering what the others in the group are writing.
Step two: Write it out! Have each person as they are entering the gathering write their address on a stamped envelope and place it in the basket.
Step three: Express yourself! Each person should then write a heartfelt not in one of the cards. Feel free to decorate the card with stickers or drawings. It may seem corny but little touches may make a difference to the mom who reads it.
Step four: Choose wisely! Once the card is complete pick an envelope out of the basket, and insert the card. If you are hosting encourage participants not to look at whose envelope they choose.
Step five: Send it off! Place all the cards in the mailbox and so they reach their destinations.
Step six: Snap a picture! When you get your card post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #momcardproject #leeanahjames (Don’t worry we don’t need to read the note.)
I will be picking participants weekly and featuring their pictures on this post.