Wednesday night was Crazy Hair Night at AWANA. It was also the Christmas party. It was kind of chaotic due to poor planning, but the kids enjoyed it overall. Daniel has been working the day shift all week for training, so Wednesday night he just flew in, ate dinner with us, and rushed everyone into the car. We barely made it in time for band practice.
While I was doing that, Daniel helped the girls come up with crazy hair styles. Some of the kids that night tied toys, feathers, and ornaments into their hair. A lot of kids sprayed their hair a crazy color or spiked it. To make the night even more hectic we found out at the last minute that the other two AWANA leaders in our group weren't coming. So we were in charge of the first and second graders on the blue team. Our team actually won for the highest points score for the second week in a row!
It was also store night which means that the kids got to spend their AWANA bucks. They get a buck for every two verses they memorize. Gloria had saved up 17 bucks and spent 16 of them on a Christmas present for Danya. She is such a great kid! After store time they split the kids into two groups, one making crafts and one eating a cookie. We had the cookie group first and since there were no activities planned during that time they were all wound up with nothing to do. So I got them to sit on the letters and numbers on the big blue rug in this picture. Then I just thought up a bunch of games and kept them occupied until it was their turn to make the "stained glass" manger scene craft. Can you spot Danya, Gloria, and me in the photo?