Sunday, 21 September 2014

Into the Wilderness

Today was Wilderness Sunday. We celebrated the wonderful wild places God has created, and the critters that inhabit them. We heard the birdsong of a tui, kiwi and ruru (morepork) and tried to guess which bird they were.

Tying in with our environmental theme, we watched a video Izak had made of his school speech he'd written, Plant a Tree, Plant Hope

Upstairs, during Awesome Time, we made our own little critter fridge magnets, by recycling old bottle tops. Thanks to everyone who drank loads of milk this week, so they could contribute plastic lids!

Friday, 19 September 2014

A Right Royal Piratical Rumbustification!

This morning we had a Pirates and Princesses Right Royal Piratical Rumbustification! Everyone (grown-ups too!) donned pirate patches, tiaras and wielded a cutlass or fairy wand. 

We sang Little Pirates, Princess Pat & Captain Jack, Row your boat (and had to keep a lookout for Erin with croc!), The Big Ship Sails, Pirates Like Sailing on the Deep Blue Sea. Dominic, Laura and Amelia were very helpful puppeteers as we sang the story/song of Sleeping Beauty, There was a Princess Long Ago.

Check out Pirate Di swabbing the decks afterwards!

Amazing Places

Last Sunday Funday we celebrated 'Land Sunday' and talked about some of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Upstairs our Awesome Kids created beautiful crayon and dye paintings of their own amazing places.

...and this is my picture!

Such concentration from Andrew!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Celebrating Forest Sunday!

7th September was the first Sunday in The Season of Creation Celebration, Forest Sunday.

Here are some of our Awesome Kids making pine cone bird feeders and planting trees (looking after the wonderful forests and wildlife God has given us)!

They even made 'grizzly bear' cupcakes and 'pine tree' cookies to feed our own 'wildlife' and there were enough to share with the men in the congregation (since it was Fathers' Day!)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Get out yer pirate gear me hearties!

This morning at Musikool Kids some of our favourite songs were 'The Big Ship Sails' with the parachute, 'Galoop went the Little Green Frog', 'Takahia means Stamp' and 'The Bean Bag Bop'.

It's hard to believe there are only two more Fridays left in the term. This coming Friday 19 September, we will have a Pirates and Princesses Day. So, yo ho ho! Slap on a pirate hat and eye patch, or a princess dress and tiara and join us for a fun filled royal piratical rumbustification!

Friday 26 September will be the last session of the term. Unfortunately, Merilyn, Bob and myself won't be there as we'll be watching my daughter run in the primary schools cross country champs. We'll leave you in the very capable hands of Amanda and team.

Term 4 starts back on 17 October and ends on 5 December.

Spring Challenge!

Just a reminder that there is no Awesome Time, CHYPS or FISH until we are back at Level One. We are thinking of you all and hoping that it w...