Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Party Class

My last “Just for Fun” co-op class was Monday. Since we won’t see everyone again until after the holidays, I decided to have a little Christmas party! Kids entered to see green tablecloths with colorful candy canes on the tables and bows on the chair backs. They earned points toward a prize by winning games, of which there were three.

For the first, I asked them to get in pairs and read each group a couple of stanzas from a poem I had written about the class. Each stanza was a riddle, and they had to guess which theme it was referring to. We played one round of I Spy Bingo. Then I split the group in half and we played several rounds of Outburst Jr. This is such a fun group game, I highly recommend it. (We also liked the adult version after removing several offensive cards!)

The student with the most points at the end won a jumbo Christmas themed pencil. Everyone received a small prize and a wrapped present which they were told not to open ‘till Christmas. I will also be sending them envelopes with pictures taken from each class and a copy of the poem.

Few things in life have given me more satisfaction and pleasure than seeing these precious children enjoy themselves. I am constantly amazed at how unique and gifted each one is. This is going to sound very cliché, but their smiles are worth more than all the riches in the world. How grateful I am to the Lord for this wonderful opportunity to serve in a way that adds such richness to my life.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a very fun party, but I bet the kids won't wait until Christmas to open their gifts!

Lisa said...

My girls would love that!
I'm glad it went so well.
And think 'bout the precious memories your creating with them.

Shawnee said...

Sounds like you had a great class. I love how you go the extra mile for the children. So incredibly thoughtful and sweet. I'm so glad things are going so well. :) May the Lord continue to bless you richly!