Then they made personalized bowls. This turned out to be an easy craft for me and for them. We used two different methods: paint and permanent marker. It turns out the permanent marker was the easiest. I had already had put name stickers on their bowls. All they had to do was with the paint/markers make lots of dots around and on their names. Then we pulled off the stickers and PRESTO. . . their names appeared in white. To make the bowls dishwasher proof, they will need to bake the bowls @ 350*F for 30 minutes. Then they must let the oven cool before removing the bowls.
This week they had their final chance of playing gaga ball, building with Legoes and playing with the plastic animals. In Jonestown, we also played a GIANT pass the Pig game.
The kids hardily sang the Bible verse songs. Leviticus 19:11 and 1 Peter 5:6-7 were the favorites. Two kids each club location took part in the bubble challenge. We discovered that my gum was very, very hard. I guess being in a hot van most of the summer made it hard. But with a lot of chewing, the kids finally could blow a bubble. We then talked about how some people are like bubbles. They are all puffed up (prideful). We looked at Proverbs 16:18 that tells us "pride brings destruction." They told me the being humble is the opposite of pride. So we looked up 1 Peter 5:6-7 to see what humbleness brings. To practice this verse, seven kids has a chance to use my Nerf gun to hit a target. If they missed the target, everyone had to say the verse. If they hit the outer ring, we said the verse in a whisper. If they hit the middle ring, we said the verse in a normal volume. If they hit the bull's eye, we shouted the verse. No one was able to hit the bull's eye! They told me I need a new Nerf gun!
We finished learning about Joseph. We were amazed at how he was able to totally forgive his mean brothers. We not only forgave them, but also invited them to move to Egypt so that he could take care of them! The brothers then had a choice would they accept Joseph's offer or reject it. In the same way, God makes us an offer. He tells us if we accept his forgiveness by believing that Jesus paid our sin debt, then he will give us a mansion in heaven. What will you do with God's offer? Will you accept it or reject it?
Then for group games we played pool noodle relays! My one helper laughed and laughed as he watched the kids play. After the relays I allowed the kids to sword fight with the pool noodles.
Then club was over and the kids could spend their Bible bucks at the club store.