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Calendar for 2016-17

Here’s to another great year!

2016-17 Calendar Awana Club
Highlands Community Church 

September 21 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles

September 28 Baseball Cap Night – wear your favorite cap forward or backwards

October   5 Plaid Night – wear something plaid

October 12 Pumpkin Night – wear those fun Fall colors to celebrate the season

October 19 World Outreach Night – see how God works in Awana all around the world

October 26 Friendship Night – learn about introducing friends to Awana

October 29 Awana Grand Prix Car Workshop – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC workshop

November   2 Mustache Night – give your face some fur

November   9 NASCAR Night – rev up those engines for some fun – (Awana Grand Prix car registration)

November 12 Awana Grand Prix Car Races – Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC Renton FLC

November 16 Sports Team Night – dress for your favorite sports team   November 23 No Club – Happy Thanksgiving!

November 30 Crazy Hair Night – a hair-doooo extravaganza!

December   7 Wrap-Up a Leader Night – Clubbers get to  “gift wrap” their Leaders

December 14 No Club – Christmas Break – T&T Girls Christmas Party

December 21 No Club – Christmas Break – Merry Christmas!

December 28 No Club – Christmas Break

January   4 Super Hero Night – dress like your favorite super hero

January 11 Goofy Glasses Night – the “eyes” have it

January 18 Halfway Night – celebrate being halfway through the year

January 20 Sparks Drive-In Movie Night – Friday in the Upper Gym Rooms – it’s fun in a box

January 25 Pop Can Night – bring in aluminum cans which become Bibles for South African kids

February   1 Silly Sock Night – clothe your feet in pure silliness

February   8 Ice cream Sundae Night – ice cream with fun toppings for everyone

February 15 Shine Your Light Night – we’ll brighten up the dark winter night with lights

February 22 No Club – Midwinter break

March   1 Crazy Hat Night – wear something cool or goofy on your head

March   8 Awana Team Color Night – wear red, blue, green, or yellow

March 15 Pudding Feast Night – pudding for all

March 22 Dress Like a Mess Night – be a fashion disaster

March 29 Balloon Bash Night – play balloon games during game time

April   5 Fun Fair Carnival – celebrate a great year at club

April 12 No Club – Spring break

April 19 Hawaiian Shirt Night – wear some Aloha

April 26 Love Your Leader Night – bring a homemade card of appreciation or a treat for your Leader

May   3 Quiz Night – quizzing for Sparks and T&T;  Cubbies wear your team colors

May 10 Awards Night Celebration for all clubs

Theme Nights 2015-16

Here’s what’s goin’ on this year in our club:

September 16 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles
September 23 Baseball Cap Night – wear your favorite cap forward or backwards
September 30 Marshmallow Night – incentive – earn marshmallows for each section recited
October 7 Pumpkin Night – wear those fun Fall colors to celebrate the season
October 14 World Outreach Night – discover how God works in Awana all around the world
October 21 Friendship Night – learn about introducing friends to Awana
October 28 Mustache Night – wear some hair on your face
November 4 Sticker Night – incentive – earn a sticker for each section recited
November 7 Awana Grand Prix Car Workshop – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC workshop
November 11 Crazy Hair Night – a hair-doooo extravaganza!
November 14 Awana Grand Prix Car Races – Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the HCC Renton gym
November 18 Sports Team Night — dress for your favorite sports team
November 25 No Club – Happy Thanksgiving!
December 2 Wrap-Up a Leader Night — Clubbers get to “gift wrap” their Leaders
December 9 Ring a Bell Night – we’ll be ringing bells and eating cupcakes to celebrate
December 16 No Club – Christmas Break – Girls T&T Christmas Party
December 23 No Club – Christmas Break – Merry Christmas!
December 30 No Club – Christmas Break
January 6 Super Hero Night – dress like your favorite super hero
January 13 Rescue Me Night – dress like you need to be rescued
January 15 Sparks Drive-In Movie Night – Friday in the Upper Gym Rooms – it’s fun in a box
January 20 Halfway Night – celebrate being halfway through the year
January 27 Pop Can Night – bring in aluminum cans which become Bibles for South African kids
February 3 Silly Sock Night – clothe your feet in pure silliness
February 10 Ice cream Sundae Night – incentive — earn a topping for sections recited
February 17 No Club – Midwinter break
February 24 Shine Your Light Night – let’s brighten up the dark winter night with lights
March 2 Crazy Hat Night – wear something cool or goofy on your head
March 9 Arctic Night – dress up for winter fun and “snowball” games
March 16 Dress Like a Mess Night – be a fashion disaster
March 23 Pudding Feast Night – selected winners have a “no hands” pudding eating contest
March 30 Fun Fair Carnival – incentive — celebrate a great year at club
April 6 No Club – Spring break
April 13 Hawaiian Shirt Night – Aloha! (just no swim suits or flip-flops)
April 20 Freckles Night – incentive — give your leader some freckles and come with your own
April 27 Love Your Leader Night – bring a homemade card of appreciation or treat for your Leader
May 4 Balloon Bash Night – play balloon games during game time
May 11 Quiz Night – quizzing for Sparks and T&T; Cubbies wear your team colors
May 18 Awards Night and Celebration

 

 

Fun Calendar Idea

Awana-Calendar

Make your calendar fun and engaging for clubbers!
This visual makes you want to join in on every theme night.

Do you have a favorite theme night?  Leave a comment — we’re always looking for new ideas 🙂

(I know the year is winding down but it’s always good to file away ideas for next year.)

Ice Cream Night

15 Awana ice cream night

Ice Cream Sundae night is always a favorite!

This incentive night is meant to encourage clubbers to complete sections in their handbook.  For each section recited, clubbers get a “topping ticket”.  Each clubber get a scoop of ice cream and then can trade tickets to make a delicious sundae.

Toppings include:

  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • gummy worms
  • sliced bananas
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate and caramel sauce

Give this fun theme night a try!

Incentive Night Ideas

Incentive Nights are meant to encourage clubbers to memorize sections in their handbooks.

Some kids respond to a reward for each section:

  • a sticker
  • a pencil
  • a giant marshmallow

Some kids like to win a contest (for example:  the 3 clubbers who recite the most sections win a spot in the contest)

  • pudding feast contest:  cups of pudding are put on a plate, clubbers eat up the pudding with hands behind their backs
  • jello slurp contest: make jello with a little more water than the recipe calls for, clubbers slurp up a bowl of jello with a straw
  • pie in the leaders face

Other incentive nights we’ve implemented:

  • popcorn night – say 3 sections in a row, get a bag of popcorn
  • wrap up a leader night – top reciters get to wrap a leader in Christmas paper
  • stilly string a leader
  • for T&T – sticker chart, a visual way for kids to see their progress
  • super section Saturday – leaders meet for a few hours on a Saturday to listen to kids sections; clubbers have a concentrated time to work in their handbooks

Try incorporating one incentive night per month as a way to help your clubbers finish a handbook.

What incentives work for your Awana club?

 

 

Marshmallow Night

Marshmallow Night has proven to be a great incentive night — clubbers earn a marshmallow for each section recited and signed off.   It’s great if you can incorporate the theme night idea into the lesson for the night.  Here’s an outline for a Large Group Time lesson that uses marshmallows:

Marshmallow Building Competition
Break into groups of 4, give each group 50 toothpicks & 100 mini-marshmallows.
Explain rules:  to build the tallest structure that is self-standing.
Give groups 5 minutes to strategize and build.
Determine winning team by measuring height.
Take time to admire each structure.
Discuss what we learned and Biblical/life applications:
  –  we each need a strong foundation
  –  not every idea/plan is a good one
  –  importance of working together
  –  eventually our time is up and we are judged by what we have done…are we ready for that and have we trusted in the Lord?
Have fun!
Adapted from this website

Theme Nights 2014-15

September 17 Welcome Back Night – wear your smiles
September 24 Baseball Cap Night – wear your favorite forward or backwards
October 1 Marshmallow Night – incentive – earn marshmallows for each section recited
October 8 VIP (Very Important Person) Night – bring a parent(s) or grandparent to club
October 15 World Outreach Night – discover how God works in Awana all around the world
October 22 Bring a Friend Night – introduce a friend or two to Awana
October 25 Awana Grand Prix Car Workshop – Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 in HCC workshop
October 29 Family Photo Night – bring photos of family to share
November 1 Awana Grand Prix Car Races – Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 in HCC Renton gym
November 5 Sticker Night – incentive – earn a sticker for each section recited
November 12 Crazy Hair Night – a hair-doooo extravaganza!
November 19 Sports Team Night — dress for your favorite sports team
December 3 Wrap-Up a Leader Night – incentive — selected Clubbers get to “gift wrap” a Leader
December 10 Silent Night Birthday Night – let’s celebrate Jesus’ birthday
December 17 No Club – Christmas Break – Girls T&T Christmas Party
January 7 Super Sized Game Night – let’s play with the really BIG stuff
January 14 Rescue Me Night – dress like you need to be rescued
January 16 Sparks Drive-In Movie Night – Friday in the Upper Gym Rooms – it’s fun in a box
January 21 Friends Night – incentive – show a friend how cool and fun Awana is
January 28 Pop Can Night – bring in aluminum cans which become Bibles for South African kids
February 4 Silly Sock Night – clothe your feet in pure silliness
February 11 Ice cream Sundae Night – incentive — earn a topping for sections recited
February 25 Zoo Night – bring a favorite stuffed animal
March 4 Crazy Hat Night – wear something cool or goofy on your head
March 11 Arctic Night – dress up for winter fun and “snowball” games
March 18 Dress Like a Mess Night – be a fashion disaster
March 25 Pudding Feast Night – selected winners have a “no hands” pudding eating contest
April 1 Fun Fair Carnival – incentive — celebrate a great year at club
April 15 Hawaiian Shirt Night – Aloha! (please no swim suits or flip-flops)
April 22 Freckles Night – incentive — give your leader some “freckles” and come with your own
April 29 Love Your Leader Night – bring a homemade card of appreciation or treat for your Leader
May 6 Balloon Bash Night – play balloon games during game time
May 13 Game Show Night – quizzing for Sparks and T&T; Cubbies wear your team colors
May 20 Awards Night and Celebration
May 27 No Club – T&T Move-up Party – welcome second graders to T&T