This year's school program was a lot of fun to work on. The children added music with instruments which was a great addition. It will now be fun to see how they improve with their instruments each year. The theme for this year was Outer Space. We wanted to recreate the solar system for our guests and travel to each planet. Upon arriving, Josiah gave each of our guests a gold star badge that they had to wear in order to enter our space shuttle.
Then when they entered the house, the girls met them and checked to make sure they had their badge on. They were then escorted to the space shuttle (home school room) where it was set up with chairs, planets, and a stage area all under black light.
First stop is the sun!
Then onto the other planets.
After our travel through space, the children shared Scripture they had memorized that talked about the sun, moon, stars, earth, etc. Next was the music. Jonathon played his guitar while the children sang a song called Praise the Lord from the Heavens. They did great and Benaiah went up there and stood with them. I tried to get him to memorize some Scripture to have a part in the program, but he is a one of a kind little guy and I decided it would be easier to just not give him a part and keep his siilyness out of it. Hopefully next year he can have a purposeful part, because he did end up joining in this year. It was good and controlled though. : )
Onto the instruments!
Josiah played Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on his guitar and did a fabulous job!
Diella also played Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on the ukulele, but she sang along while playing. It took some encouragement for her to agree to sing along. But she did a wonderful job and sounded great!
After the program we had some food. The food was all named after space things. We had fun thinking of foods to go along with our theme. We had Venus Veggies, Asteroids (meatballs), Meteorites (grapes), Sun Oranges, Crescent Moon chicken salad sandwiches, Milky Way candy bars, Moon Pies (oatmeal cream cookies), Star shaped cookies, Moon Phase Cookies (dipped oreos decorated like the different phases of the moon), and Shooting Star Lemon Pudding Shooters. And Rocket Fuel to drink. It was all so delicious!
Onto our guest pictures. We have always made sure that we get a picture of all of our guests with the children. It's a fun way to end the day.
Grandpa Dan and Grandma Deborah and the children.
Phil, Casie and their children and all of our children.
And then our great, little family! The many stages of getting a decent picture...if we even did. : )
My parents always bring something along to surprise the children. This year they created this super fun photo prop. It was a hamburger space ship that glowed in the dark. Below they are trying it out with our good friends the Troyers.
|How cool does that look in our planetarium room? We got some good pictures with it.|
And then some extra fun with the black light. I had wanted to find a black light special for this party but didn't really want to buy one. After Grandpa Murphy passed away, we were going through his basement and Jonathon found one in a box. And the bulbs were still good. I was so excited to have it and have it be a contribution from Grandpa since he couldn't join us this year. Was a special blessing to have it be a part of our show. The children thought it was so neat how it lit colors up. And especially how it made teeth look. What fun with friends!