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Arts Academy Week 1

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This past Saturday was our first week of Arts Academy for 1st-5th graders. For 2 months we'll be learning and creating art based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). I'm in charge of the first 3 weeks and we'll be doing hands on crafts as a reminder of our loving God. The father in the parable welcomes his younger son home after he's squandered all his money and left home. In the same way, God welcomes us with open arms even though we have abandoned and sinned against him. So we made decorative wind chimes to be placed outside their homes or their rooms to remind us that God is always welcoming and that we should welcome others in our lives.

After the 2 hour class was over, Kirstie, who was in charge of the 4th and 5th graders, said that the kids didn't enjoy this craft! I was quite bummed since I thought this project would be fun for all the kids but that's okay. We'll try again this coming Saturday!

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My friends we're hard at work the night before prepping everything and I was so grateful! We made a quick sample for the kids but I would like to make a complete wind chime before I share this project with you guys.

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