We had our little get- together last night and it was so much fun! I was exhausted by the end of the night though. Lots of work, but it was worth it. So here's the order of events. About two months ago, after our DC, a sister in our hall came up to me and suggested we do a little something with our young ones. Great idea! we started on the practicing right away. The kids learned a couple of songs, and rehearsed a little mini- drama that we let everyone in the congregation know about. Most of the kids were there every Sunday, after meeting to practice too. They really got excited about the whole thing. Then came the costumes and props. The excitement became almost too much for them, and all the kids wanted to have a part.
Then the event itself. One of our sisters had a great idea. The kids took their crayons and colored pencils to work and made up about 50 invitations to pass out among the congregation. Everyone was included.
We started out with dinner, followed by the kids performance. They sang song #120 Listen, Obey, and Be Blessed, then the drama, Which was based on Story # 77 in the My Book of Bible Stories. We started with a modern story of a young girl on the first day in a new school, where she was nervous about the flag salute, and she wondered what it must have been like for the three young Hebrews. The kids all went back and changed into their costumes, and did the scene with the Hebrews and the fiery furnace, then back change out of the costumes, and back into the class room. It was really cute. We then sang the song #88 as a group.
EVERYONE had so much fun. I haven't been able to see the video yet, but I am hoping to get it at the meeting Tuesday. I can't wait to see it. I did have a friend taking pictures with my camera, so here are some of the pictures. I made all the costumes except the one with the leaves.
Here they are singing song #120
Back to wardrobe for a quick change.
Our brother in charge of the event. His wife read the story while the kids were changing.
Grandma made the helmets.
We did a little photo shoot afterwards.
The spears and swords were done by the bro in charge.
I was really getting tired of having my picture taken.