This meeting of our Before Co-op focused on the book Prayer for a Child. We started out with a devotion and a song on Jesus Loves the Little Children. There is a beautiful picture in the book of children from all over the world. We watched a video of this song that also had lovely pictures of a wide variety of children.
We read the story.
Eliana is interacting so animatedly with Curious George (who is a dear friend and goes with her everywhere!).
Eliana was happy to glue these two pieces together and then she was done. We took it home to work on it another time.
Each child had 3 beanbags to try on 3 different shapes.
Snack time for this book was obvious as the girl was thankful for milk and bread! I offered to make and bring gluten free bread for Eliana. I tried a new mix. I thought it looked really pretty but the results were only OK according to everyone that tried it. (I didn't have any as this was during my juice fast.)
The last activity of the day was a craft project. They made little hands and could write on each finger someone that they were praying for.
|She also likes trying to trace her own hands.|
Just a cutie!
Rebecca helped Daniel again with his project for show and tell. It was an awesome one too! This was again from a story in the Mad Scientist Club. In this particular story, the boys rig up some pranks to make a house seem haunted. One of them was using magnets to hold up the pictures on the walls - and also to make them fall off.
As always, this is a fun morning with friends. I sometimes wish that Eliana was more cooperative in participating with the activities, but we'll keep working on it and take any improvements where they happen.
Looking forward to fun with Jesse Bear next month.