These last couple of weeks we've begun prepping for Thanksgiving. In Claire's bedroom, Christian painted a big tree to go with her room theme of bird and the wall words that have the hymn, "His Eye is on the Sparrow and I know He watches me." A sweet friend, Jaimie came over and painted little birds in the tree later. We love it. She loves it. So this year I decided to use the tree for Thanksgiving. I took construction paper in fall leaf colors, red, brown, orange and yellow and traced leaves from a cookie cutter I had in the kitchen and then cut them out: one for each day in November. I taped them to the wall and each day we talk about things we are thankful for. I think, after Thanksgiving, I'll write a post where I'll talk about what she was thankful for this year! Some of the items are pretty cute! But I will save it for later. "I'm thankful for God" was her first, though. Warmed mama's heart!
Joshua Leads Israel
First order of business was to talk about the spies and Rahab (her occupation was left out of this particular lesson and will be discussed at a later date, I'm sure) and how she helped the Israelite spies escape. So for this story we had some fun with peanut butter, crackers, and Twizzlers. I had, originally, bought these fruit ropes at Target thinking they came apart but, alas, they did not. So, luckily, Claire had some Twizzers ropes in her leftover Halloween candy.
So we made the tower out of crackers and held the crackers together with the peanut butter and then used the Twizzlers as the rope that Rahab used to let the spies out of the tower without being caught. She learned a couple things: the Bible story and how to spread peanut butter on a cracker. Win, win.
We made a little trumpet out of construction paper. . .
Happy Saturday all!