Yesterday we had our Children's Outreach party at church. Our theme this year was "Bold Believers in China", taken from a Voice of the Martyrs activity book for children. I recommend visiting their website for kids at www.kidsofcourage.com .
We had stories of Christian children in China interspersed with crafts and teachings about the culture and celebrations of the people of China. I made a simple version of Mooncakes, and the children all tried eating pineapple chunks and rice with chopsticks. We also learned how to sing "Jesus Loves Me" in Mandarin, as well as "Head, Shouldes, Knees, and Toes".
Micah enjoyed the Lion Dance, or at least trying on the costume. He growled, just as a lion should.
He also tried on a few other items one of the leaders had brought.
Amelia was still quite sick and unable to attend. Micah made up for her absence in his excitement and participation. I think he ate three plates of rice!
Everyone had fun and took home a bag of homemade crafts, a red envelope with a coin, a fortune cookie filled with a Bible verse, and a fresh pair of chopsticks to keep. I am only posting three pictures since I did not get permission from parents to post photos of their children.
Afterwards, the volunteers all stayed for a lunch of Chinese food. It keeps the teens coming back if I feed them when they help at events!