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Friday, December 2, 2016

Countdown to Christmas ... 12/02/2016

This morning I had to go into town to get my allergy shots and there was a little four year old girl there that had to get hers too.  She cried, poor little thing, I don’t like getting them either and I can just image being four years old and having to take them.  Anyway, after she finished getting her shots and had returned to the waiting area that we all have to sit and wait for 3o minutes after our shots in, she was still crying and whimpering.   Eventually, she stopped crying and started singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, well I knew just what to do … (now, remember, I can’t carry a tune in a bucket … seriously) I started singing along with her and she looked at me and I looked at her and after a few seconds she sang a little louder and I sang a little louder and we just had ourselves a really good time.  Did we stop at one song, no ma’am, we sang Jingle Bells too!  Then it was time for me to go have my injection sites checked and leave.  Before I left I wished the little girl and her mother a Merry Christmas.  I hope what I was able to do helped the little girl take her mind off of her injection sites for a little while and enjoy a few moments of holiday cheer.

I came home and got to work on a couple of games for our church’s children’s Christmas party this weekend.  I am responsible for 2 games and a desert.  Here is one of the games I made.  (The idea came from Pinterest!) The object of this game is to toss those green circles onto Rudolph’s antlers!  I think the children will enjoy it!

And of course I listened to Christmas music … and sang along!

This is what I did today that brought me holiday joy, what about you?

12/3/2016 Update:  Here are the instructions on how we made the Rudolph game ... I found an empty box the size I wanted, taped it closed and wrapped it in plain brown paper that I had on hand. I cut the white circles (around the eyes) out of a thin box I was getting ready to throw away and outlined them with a wide black marking sharpie.  The black part of the eyes I cut out of a piece of foam because that was what I had on hand.  The nose I cut out of a piece of cardstock because that is what I had on hand. I outlined it with the same wide marking black sharpie I used on the white part of the eyes.  My husband went outside and found and cut two small branches that would work for the antlers.  Once he had those back inside I asked him to take the box cutter and cut two 'x's' in the top of the box where the antlers would go. (Don't cut your 'x's' too big or your antlers won't stand up.)  I stuck the antlers down through those 'x's'.  All that was left to do was open the package of glow sticks that I had purchased for $1 and put them together.

patsi
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12 comments:

  1. Your Rudolph game is adorable, Patsi! I know the children will love it!

    How sweet of you to help take that little girls mind off of her troubles, poor dear!

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    1. Jenn, I felt so bad for her, I just wanted to do something to take her mind off her little arms that were hurting from the shots.

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  2. I am going to keep that Rudolph Game in my school teaching resource box. What a great idea. I shared it with a friend who teaches at the local Special School, and she is planning on making it this week. I can just see her little wheelies( her students are all in wheelchairs) having a wonderful time playing this game.This week is the last week of our school year. The children will be on their 6 week Christmas holiday break.
    Sharing your activity has given me some joy, knowing some gorgeous special little people will get a great big buzz out of playing it.

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    1. Jane,now you given me more Christmas joy! Here's how I did it ... I found an empty box the size I wanted, taped it closed and wrapped it in plain brown paper that I had on hand. I cut the white circles (around the eyes) out of a thin box I was getting ready to throw away and outlined them with a wide black marking sharpie. The black part of the eyes I cut out of a piece of foam because that was what I had on hand. The nose I cut out of a piece of cardstock because that is what I had on hand. I outlined it with the same wide marking black sharpie I used on the white part of the eyes. My husband went outside and found and cut two small branches that would work for the antlers. Once he had those back inside I asked him to take the box cutter and cut two 'x's' in the top of the box where the antlers would go. All that was left to do was open the package of glow sticks that I had purchased for $1 and put them together.

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    2. We thought they were glow sticks. Holly was going to get some from the local $2 shop. She's a creative young woman and had already planned how she would put the box together. She has a sand filled fabric pineapple door stop. this is going inside the box to help keep it upright.

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    3. Jane, the pineapple doorstop would be perfect to help 'Rudolph' stay upright! Sounds like you do have a very creative daughter!

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  3. Your deer game is too cute, I pinned it so hopefully I will come back to it when I need something like this.
    I even have the glow sticks to make the rings. When a neighbor moved a while back, she gave me a bunch of good craft items, including a lot of assorted glow sticks.

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    1. Rhonda, sounds like you are all set. The children loved playing this game tonight at our church's children's Christmas party.

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  4. Love that game but I love your story about the little girl even more.

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    1. Terri, she was just so pitiful and I felt so sorry for her.

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  5. Your reindeer game looks awesome! I am sure the kids loved it!

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