We will have six meetings this summer, taking turns going to each other's house. Whoever hosts the meeting is in charge of the "lesson" from the Keepers at Home book we are using, the activity, and the snacks. Really, the girls just want to have a chance to play, and the moms want to have a time to chat. But doing a lesson from the book, and working on the requirements for a pin (kind of like Girl Scouts), adds a little something extra to our time together.
Brynne and I hosted the first meeting and the lesson we decided to present was "Letters" which falls under the "Personal Skills" category.
We learned about how to properly address an envelope, the importance of a return address, and the parts of a letter.
To earn their pin, the girls will have to do the following:
- Demonstrate the proper format for letters, including date, salutation, closing, and signature.
- Demonstrate how to address an envelope properly.
- Explain why a return address is important.
- Write notes of appreciation to three adults.
- Write eight letters.
Our craft/activity was making notecards to use for the notes of appreciation.
We cut out rectangles from grocery sacks and glued in a piece of lined paper. Then the girls cut out cupcakes from wrapping paper and glued them to the front of the notecard. It was an easy and fast craft that will help them in completing their pin requirements.
Here is the most important part of their time together .... Friendship.