I’ve never attempted a party for my children’s Sunday School class, but when we finished our series on Joseph on the same weekend as Valentine’s Day, and I happened to have a children’s DVD of Joseph, I decided to try. It’s a little scary on the planning end, because you never know if all of the children in the surrounding three villages will show up, or if no one at all will come until seven hours after the announced starting time.
But the turnout was perfect–mainly the regular church attendees showed up.
I recruited a former Neighborhood Bible Time evangelist to run the games (while I finished preparations inside).
I told them to decorate two cookies, one for themselves, and one for their mom (or woman guardian). We wrapped their best-looking ones to take home and say, “Mommy, I love you. You have my heart.” We practiced this phrase together. 🙂
They watched the DVD while I made lunch, and then we introduced them to the wonders of an apple slicer, and gave some of them a try at apple slices with peanut butter, which they’d never heard of. White people are so crazy! It was a little difficult keeping up with those boys’ appetites!
We ended with another game, and I think all called it a success. If only they hadn’t dampened my spirits by not showing up to Sunday School the next morning. 😦 (Only four of them came.)