Archive for November, 2011

Game: Four Colors

This game has been a real hit with the Sparks.

I found some giant hard foam dice at Target; bought fat quarters of fabric in Awana colors, sewed five sides into a cube, put the dice inside, handstitched the top together, and presto!  Colored dice. 

For the game, the kids have 10 seconds to run around the game square, then choose one of the colored lines to stand on.  A count down from 10 to 1 makes it even more exciting.  The Game Guy throws one die into the air, the clubbers love to watch the die come down and bounce around, the suspense is wonderful!  The line whose color lands on the top of the die it out.

We play this for several more rounds; the kids that are left standing stand on their team color and points are awarded.  This is a great filler if you have a few minutes but don’t want to get any equipment out.   Kids get to run and make choices, and the thrill of watching the dice makes it a great game.


Thankful Hearts Night

It’s Thankful Hearts Night tonight.  We’ll be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army Food Bank.

The lesson tonight is on Being Gracious.  Gracious is defined as: to show kindness, courteous, to be compassionate.  Our key verse is Proverbs 19:11 A man’s wisdom gives him patience, it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

This verse has been a staple around my house, as I taught my kids (tried to teach them), to handle conflict in a godly manner.  If you’re interested in my lesson, email me and I’ll send off a copy.

Also found a helpful blog post on the same verse over at The Better Mom

Happy Thanksgiving!


Awana Lesson Being Gracious