Back to School Blessing Kete
As our kids head back to school, we want to ensure they know they are supported by their local church whānau. Here are some great ideas and resources to help you pray for your students and teachers, giving them the best start to the academic year. Small things really do make a big difference.
What is a Backpack Blessing?
A Backpack Blessing is a segment in a worship service just before students and teachers return to school at the beginning of the year. The aim is to encourage and help students to feel excited and supported by their church community and by God, as they go back to school.
Back to School Blessing Ideas poster
A colourful poster with 10 different ideas, including chalk bombing and small gifts
Backpack Tags - SOLD OUT
A daily reminder that kids can be strong and courageous, that they can attach to their school bag. Limited stock available. $2.50 each
Order your Backpack Tags on our website
A beautiful video to play at your church services, to encourage all generations to make a small difference in the life of a kid they know. Produced by Salvation Army NZ.
Backpack Blessing prayer
A prayer to share with families in your church service
Prayer PowerPoint slide
Prayer powerpoint slides.
Download the video here
Back to School Blessings Kete is a collaboration as part of New Zealand Children's Ministry Network. Huge thanks to Hannah (Salvation Army) and Marelize (Baptist CFM) for their work on this great project