Thursday, October 25, 2012

Reformation Party!- Homeschool Co-op

This is a pretty laid back party plan! Presentations, Art, Themed Games, Snacks and Fellowship!

First, some kids got up and did a presentation about what interested them. Then I gave a summary about what the Protestant Reformation was and then our kids gave their *drama presentation* about Lady Jane Grey.

Afterward, there was a brief lesson about stained glass windows and churches. Then the kids made *faux stained glass* art.
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Didn't they turn out pretty?!

We used free coloring sheets from this website.

This is what we used and what we did:

The kids colored the coloring pages with the crayons heavily. They got some baby oil on a cotton ball and rubbed it over their papers (including the colored areas). Then, while they played games, moms put the art on paper towels and use another one on top to soak up as much oil as possible. Lastly, we set them aside to dry. 

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The oil makes the paper translucent and the effect is outstanding. 
(You can see along the border of the paper where there isn't any oil.)


Pin the 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Door:

This game is similar to Pin the Tail on the Donkey. My husband shared about Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. Then he blindfolded the kids, spun them around, and they had to search for the door with a cross on it. Masking tape with the child's name on it was attached to a printout of the theses. The child whose name is closest to the center of the cross is the winner. *He did allow the child who was *it* to ask for hints 3 times. The person next in line was the one who could help direct.

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Bible Smugglers: 
We printed out a cover of a Bible on card stock paper. My husband made up some rules for this game and you can download it here.
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We kept this pretty simple. We just asked for families to bring finger foods of their choice and to bring their own bottles of water. Though we did bring a pitcher of water and cups just in case anyone forgot their bottles of water. We kept it light because the kids would be eating dinner when they get home anyway. 

Lots of time for fun, for being thankful for copies of our own Bibles and lots of time for just being together and visiting.


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