October 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
We must really thank Maria from Bunnings for another creative and memorable lesson! Kelly has put some lovely photos up so don’t forget to check them out.
This week’s activity day falls on the Feast of All Saints, 1 November.
Tanya is running this activity day and she asks that all the children “dress-up as a Saint”, but keep your Saint’s name a secret. We’ll play some games to try to work out who you are! The children (who are old enough) can research a few details about the life of their Saint, such as:
- When their Saint’s feast day is
- When their Saint lived (ie. birth and death)
- The country they were from
- Their Saint’s family background (ie. how many children in family, what parents were like)
- What did they do to help make them a Saint?
- What miracles were associated with their life?
- Did they start/help start an order?
- What are they a patron Saint for?
The children can also include a few symbols in their costumes to serve as a clue (eg. palm or cross to show they died a martyr, lily for purity or virginity etc.)
There will also be a prize for the best dressed Saint and for the Saint who no one can guess. Everyone who dresses up as a Saint will receive something!
It should a great way to together celebrate All Saints Day! I hope you can make it.
October 9, 2013 § Leave a comment
Thanks, Frances, for organising for Fr Corriveau’s visit to our last activity day in Term III. And thank heaven for this beautiful spring weather at last! Welcome back from the holidays, everyone, I hope you’re well rested and looking forward to a fantastic Term IV.
We will NOT be at the hall for the first activity this term
For our first activity this term we’re returning to Bunnings Warehouse for another workshop activity. The ladies have organised for us to work with mosaics in this session and they ask that parents please bring a box or container to transport their children’s works of art, at the end. I am told the mosaics will be 20cm x 20cm, and that this workshop is very engaging.
It’s on Thursday October 17th, at 10:30am, instead of our regular Friday morning meeting.
If you would like further details, contact me via the comments box of this blog.
Hope to see you there,