Blue Skies

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Lantern Making (2014-12-01)

As people arrived they played Tag and then Octopus.

We held our News Circle: Jay had his birthday party yesterday; Rayan will soon have her birthday and had friends down from London at the weekend; Lena went to Matilda's Teddy Bear party; Amber has finished writing her book; Morrigan went to her grandpa's and had ice cream and raspberries; Imogen has new trainers; Polly made a shaker today; John is going to be a narrator in his school nativity play; Raffa was not well over the weekend but is better now; Kique is also going to be in the nativity play; Rafiq opened his advent calendar to find a chocolate; Luke found two snails on the way to the session; Ximena has finished reading Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner with Luke; Joe was in a traffic jam; Oliver is expecting a trophy in ice hockey; Daniel is narrating in the nativity play; Milly has ten days until her tenth birthday; Debbie just saw a Charles Street standoff between a taxi and another car; Theo is going to play a Mule in the Nativity; Natty has a sticky mouth; Tim cleaned out the African Land Snails.

Millie wasn't well but still came!

We all very quickly made lanterns, lots of people knew how to do it already, as each was finished we lit a candle and put it in the central circle. Those who had finished played chase for a while.

As the grown ups cleared up those who had finished decided to play a game of Wink Murder, without any input from the adults.

We decided to play another round of Wink Murder in the Dark.

We had a discussion as to what we should do next and Lena suggested Serial Stories, she explained that the game went around the circle in turn with each person adding one sentence to the story, this was such a good idea that we decided to do this. Debbie started us off, this is what I can remember of the story:

Once upon a time in the dark forest there was a boy alone in a house. A zombie approached the house. The microwave made a ping. The boy was making baked beans. The Zombie was actually how Father Christmas had disguised himself. The police arrived and arrested the zombie. Father Christmas had dropped his toy sack. To prove who he was Father Christmas told the policeman where his toy sack was. The policeman left Father Christmas in the cells and went to find the toy sack. The policeman liked the idea of a magic toy sack and thought he would keep it to himself. Father Christmas, who has the magical ability to be everywhere at once got his toy sack back. There was some problems with zombies who fell into a volcano but there was so much white tissue paper in the sack that the volcano rained down white fluff and there was a White Christmas everywhere.

We sang Charlie was a Pigeon and then held our Closing Circle.

Leaders: Debbie, Tim
Helpers: Raffa, Ximena, Amber
Elfins: 16

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