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Christmas 2014–Whoville Activities

Of course we learned from the Bible all about Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, the angels and shepherds.  But we also played some themed games and snacks.
I took some spray paint, cardboard boxes of various sizes and some fiber fill, along with a printed Grinch face, laminated and attached to the oatmeal carton.  I used scraps left over from my Whoville outfit to make some bean bags. 
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This was a “knock down the Grinch” game and they LOVED it!  They almost destroyed the whole thing by tossing the bags so hard.  Boys, gotta love ‘em.  Here’s a demonstration:
We made Grinch snacks:
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Of course we had to make green slime!  I had all the ingredients gather, measured and ready to go. We used this recipe:
Slime recipe
Ingredients
  • 4oz Elmer’s Glue
  • 2 teaspoons Borax
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Mix 4oz glue with 1 cup water.
  2. Stir in your coloring- Just add a few drops according to how vibrant the color you want.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix 2 teaspoons Borax and ⅓ cup warm water. Stir until dissolved.
  4. Mix both bowls together and you have slime!!
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It was a hit!
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Choose your Grinch Game: In this game all the Grinches were numbered. The player starts with a bag of 5 pieces of candy.  He gets the chance to choose 3 times. Each Grinch has instructions underneath like “Get 1 Candy” or “Double your candy” or “Lose all candies” etc.  If you have candy at the end of the 3 tries you keep whatever you have left as the prize.  If you watch the game and have a good memory you can end up with a lot of candy! I originally got the idea for this game from Kidology.org and adapted it to the Whoville theme.
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And one of the best activities? Our prayer stations:
Floating Prayers
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Candle Light Prayers (using battery operated candles).
Notice how they lined them all up in a row. Smile
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Is there anything more precious than to see these little ones talking to God?
Merry Christmas!


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