Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Easter Messy Church

Another Easter activity.
And some would say that there is nothing to do up here in the back of beyond.
Huh? I think there is SO much to do!!

Ok this one is a regular thing and, for some, it being a church based thing might be off putting.
Not for me.
or for Hubs.
Lookit! He came too!
And not for the first time either. He had taken Mr Goo along to a previous one last month
 because Mrs Goo had not been well. He had enjoyed it well enough that, 
when I suggested he come along this week, he didn't even bat an eye, just simply agreed.
Aw, I love that man, you know!

And you know, he comes along to so many things that, it seems most men avoid.
For instance, he never had any qualms about taking both our children to Toddler groups, 
whenever he had time off work or was on his holidays.
He was happy to take them to a Messy Play group that ran for a while.
And jumps at being a parent helper at the Playgroup be it in the playgroup itself or out and about on visits.
In fact I think he has been on more visits that I have!

See, Love 'im!

Oops, sorry got distracted there.
So, where was I?
Oh yes, Messy Church.

This weeks theme was, of course, Easter.
The lovely lady in charge told us about the story of Jesus, in words appropriate to the children, 
to help them understand. 
She emphasises a few points that then help the children focus on what the crafts they are offered symbolise.

This week was mainly eggs.
Representing the rolling away of the stone to the burial chamber that Jesus was not in 
the morning after he had been placed there.

So there was the normal, colouring table with the appropriate images to colour in.
Mrs Goo was off like a shot!

Mr Goo joined her for a bit, but really, he likes to get messy!
So he made his way to another table where they had provided eggcups for the children to decorate.
Yeah! Paint all over the boy, happy Mr Goo!!

Look at that little face concentrating hard!
Mrs Goo had to be talked off the drawing table to come and decorate her cup, 
but you just know that if Mr Goo had gone home with a cup, she would have been gutted.

So much more careful, but none the less concentrating hard
But here is where Mr Goo had Fun!

Paper eggs had been cut out for the children to place in the biscuit box.
At first I just thought it was to contain the mess.
But no.............
Inside the box, or within the plate of paint, were Marbles
You covered them in paint, dropped them in the box and.........
shake a shake a shake A
Oh did Mr goo get on a roll with this one
(on a roll ;o ) gett'it? O, I am funny!)

He enjoyed the shaking, and dipping and shaking and re dipping so much the paper was soaked!
So I would take another egg, to take a print of the one in the box,
to soak off some of the paint...............
We ended up with about half a dozen eggs!

So, what are you gonna do with half a dozen, nearly A4 sized eggs?
Ah, sure, just display them, for the world to see, in your front window.
Of course!!

Hope your Easter has been as lovely as mine!?

Have a wee peek over at my Project 366
 where I chose one of these photos as my pic for the day.

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