The opening activity gave the kids a chance to write down what they’d enjoyed most during the week, whether a song, game or activity. They wrote them down on cut out leaves and apples which were then stuck onto a large drawing of a tree through a relay race.
Keeping in with the day’s theme of new creation, the children were given pictures of themselves (taken earlier in the week) to “recreate” using paper, pens, scissors, glue and their imaginations. They had one picture of their whole body and another of only their faces. Finished products included Elvis, aliens, a dalek, a flower, various animals and Marge Simpson.
The next activity provided a bit of freedom as he kids chose to do either chalk pictures, paint pictures, or chalk pictures outside on the patio slabs.
We ended the morning and the week, with the presenting of certificates. Every child and helper received one as a thank you for their contributions. We were also shown a presentation (a work in progress) of the week in pictures with the song “As we go now” (Fischy Music) playing in the background. I must admit that a few of us helpers had tears in our eyes by the end, much to the kids’ amusement.
In the evening, parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and church-goers had the opportunity to see the creations of the week, with food and a few activities – not necessarily for the younger ones. A couple of the favourite songs were also showcased, and more tears were had as we watched the presentation again, now nearer completion. All in all it was a brilliant and memorable week!