This year the AWANA club at our church came up with a new idea for a special night. All the kids got to dress up as something from the Nativity. Danya, Gloria, and Brianna went as a group costume. They were Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Can you spot Brianna and Shane in the big group photo? It's like a Where's Waldo game.
We also came up with a new idea this year for the kids to be able to exchange gifts with their church friends. We had pre-loved stuffed animal swap. All the kids chose some of their most gently used stuffed animals and then did something special like crochet a tiny scarf or make a friendship bracelet or tie a ribbon on it, then they swapped with their friends. So now instead of a random mountain of stuffed animals, they have special ones that are from their best friends. It turned out to be a fun, almost no cost, idea.