Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Break!

We had a really really great day today! We got to have an extended free choice time because we were playing so well together!

We had a special snack of popcorn and hot chocolate. (Mrs. Helmkamp's "Fair Trade real cocoa" was not a big hit though, and I don't think it cooled off fast enough for many of us) We loved the popcorn though.

We also really enjoyed the Veggie Tales: St. Nicholas movie. I don't think any of us had seen it before. If you haven't watched a Veggie Tales movie before, they have some great humor for adults. References like, Grease is the Word when talking about Greece, Italy where St. Nicholas originated.

After the movie we played some dice games. With some of the dice we had to read the number and with others we could count the dots.
 Matching dice game where we rolled the die to see how many cards we could flip over to find matches.

Roll the dice and then use a marker to cover up the number rolled.

We had fun in the gym at the end of the day playing with balloons.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Party

I led chapel today. I shared with everyone a birthday invitation and we decorated for a birthday party

Then I revealed that it was an invitation for Jesus' birthday and we talked about how Christmas is about Jesus' birthday.

At our Christmas party we made christmas trees with pinecones

Decorated ornaments

We also got to make our own Christmas tree snacks.

We played Christmas Bingo

We also had some fun Snowman bowling

We had some time after the party for free playtime

We made angels with coffee filters

We used up some of our energy outside climbing the stairs and running down the ramp at the Jr. High building.