We read Prayer for a Child over the last few days and enjoyed some fun activities.
We read several books about stars and constellations and then had a backyard camp out. We had dinner and s’mores over the campfire, and then Libby and I slept all night in the tend in our back yard. This was a huge deal to Libby! She made it all night sleeping in the tent. Ian decided he would rather sleep in his own bed.
My intent was that we would stargaze (and see the super-moon that was visible this weekend) but Libby fell asleep before it was even dark! I tried to wake her once it was dark but she was out! We ended up sticking glow in the dark stars on her bedroom ceiling so she can enjoy the stars inside for now.
Some pictures from our camp out:
We spent some time talking about children around the world. Every day we read about a few children in the book Children of the World by Donata Montanari.
Each page spoke of a different child, where they live, what kinds of food they eat, where they go to school, and what their parents do.
We read the classic folktale The Little Red Hen and baked a loaf of bread.
Prayer for a Child begins, “Bless this milk and bless this bread…”.
Finally, we made a praying hands craft by tracing their hands.
Libby nearly memorized this sweet prayer, she loved it!