The Pipeline (youth group) did a great job locally. They helped a family rehab a house that was needed the help, they did work around the church - washed windows and things like that then finished their time off with helping a church members family member move. They did a lot of "Jesus work." I am very proud of all 35 students.
As for the littles, we used this week to have fun doing Easter projects. Speaking of Easter, we have never been a family to do the Easter Bunny, Santa, tooth fairy and so on. My kids think of it all as being just cartoon characters. We watched the movie The Guardians. If you are not familiar with this movie, the guardians are all the cartoon versions of the holidays, such as Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and the Sand Man. They all guard over the children and keep them happy. The Boogie Man is also called Pitch, is back and wants to take all the kids happiness and give them nightmares. Then there is Jack Frost that kids do not know about or understand but he keeps giving kids snow days. You see all the cartoon characters in this movie. We watched this movie and after the movie my two littles (age 4 and 6) could not stop talking about Easter. But not what you are thinking. They could not stop talking and asking questions about Jesus on the cross, in the tomb, and how can he be in our hearts and in heaven. It is amazing to see how they took "Holiday" talk and remembered that it was not about the cartoon version but about our Jesus. Makes this Lil Momma's heart just beam.
What else did we do.....
Oh we made stain glass crosses and stain glass butterflies out of tissue paper, wax paper and liquid starch.
Since we had the liquid starch out we also attempted to make slime. It did not work correctly but the kids still had a blast playing in it.
We sang educational songs and played educational games on the computer. What a great week! Can't wait to see what next week has in store for us.
Lil Momma Strouse