Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Friday, January 24, 2014

Snow lesson

About 20 years ago, my Bible study group the Mom2Mom ministries at our church.  It was based on Titus 2 - the older moms leading the younger moms.  Up until this year we had led this group.  Although we are no longer in charge, a few of us still help with it.  I attend the evening session and teach the children in the morning session.  

This past session I used a story from this old book.  I LOVE this book series.  So sad that it is no longer in print.  Such cute stories for 2's and 3's!  I used to give them as new baby gifts.

Because it is January, I read the story "God...Gives Snow" (Psalm 147:12...16)
I love the cute little children and animals the artist paints!

For a craft, each child made a snowman.
They enjoyed  the poems/fingerplays.

Snack time!

While they ate, I read this poem:
   A chubby little snowman had a carrot for a nose
   Along came a bunny and what do you suppose?
   That hungry little bunny was looking for his lunch...
   And he ate that snowman's nose...Cr...r...unch!

Then we danced in circles...

(Tune:  Are you sleeping?)
Dance like snowflakes, 
Dance like snowflakes
In the air, in the air
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
Here and there, here and there.

Next month is Valentine's!

Monday, January 20, 2014

January walk

One nice thing about Kansas is that even in January there are always a few warm days.  It was in the 60's this past week and an occasion for a nice family walk.
The girls would have loved to have played "Pooh Sticks" but the lake was still frozen.
  I don't understand how it can still have ice on the surface when it is warm out.

Poohsticks is a sport first mentioned in The House at Pooh Corner, a Winnie-the-Pooh book by A. A. Milne. It is a simple sport which may be played on any bridge over running water; each player drops a stick on the upstream side of a bridge and the one whose stick first appears on the downstream side is the winner. 

 "Hannah! Sophie!  Come back!"

Claire is saying "Honk!  Honk!" (or at least her version of it.  She says "Caw caw" with the accent on the 2nd syllable.  It's what she says to describe a chicken sound.  We think she thinks those are chickens flying in the sky)

 Pick Up Rocks
 See my rocks, Papa?
 See my rocks, Hannah?


What is this about??

We found the swing was broken!  We enjoyed that swing so much.

      Much disappointment.

Someone had tied a stick to the rope so Hannah still enjoyed that.

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth over and around us lies:
Christ our God, to Thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise.

       For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child (and grandchild!),
       Friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild:
       Christ our God, To Thee we raise this our our hymn of grateful praise.