Bible Club wouldn't have been complete without crafts!
These were a real challenge for me to prepare in advance,
primarily because I didn't know my audience;
what's available in this village? what would these children value?
|Michael, Elise, Christy and Amy prepare craft supplies|
|Leanne and I discuss logistics|
Well, I learned quickly that they valued pinwheels.
This was definitely the ice-breaker craft.
We made friends with everyone making this one!
|absolutely everyone wanted their photo taken that day|
|and everyone was so tickled to see themselves in the viewer!|
|Elise demonstrates how to assemble a pinwheel|
|Michael demonstrates too|
|and yes, Amy gave pinwheel construction lessons as well|
|bright and fun, they were perfect for all ages|
|the children were also very proud of their yarn weavings|
|Elise gets a group started on weaving|
|"Maikel" hangs out with his friend, "Eus"|
|and they were deeply earnest about kite construction|
|although flying the kites was pure fun!|
|Each day ended with songs and prayer|
|and a snack for everyone|
|Amy learned by experience that even strange little green rolls can taste good|
|before leaving, the children came in droves to shake hands|
|some even wanted our autographs|
|my autograph read, "Inana Amy" or, "mother of Amy" (my eldest)|
|and then they began to study again for the next day's club|
But Jesus called the children to Him and said,
"Let the little children come to Me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."