Aldersgate Preschool

Fall Festival was great fun!

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Wow!  We had our largest crowd ever at our Fall Festival last Thursday evening.  A little rain won’t damper our fun!IMG_8746

We plan special events like the Fall Festival with a couple of goals in mind.

  • First and foremost, we want our families to have a chance to enjoy an age-appropriate fun activity together.
  • We hope our families will get to know each other and build the foundations of relationships that will support both the children and the parents.
  • We enjoy having a chance to show you some of the activities we do while at school and to share some of the songs we have learned.
  • We love a chance to hug on our “alumni” kids
  • And finally, we hope to share a little of God’s word through the worship experience for the whole family

We didn’t have the camera out during the worship time but I saw many of you capturing that for memories.  I love my time singing with the kids as we learn the songs.  It’s my time to get silly with them and also to help them learn a few new things.  Did you notice we even had one song that was a round (like Row, Row, Row Your Boat.)  This is a skill for the kids to learn to stay on their part while the teachers sang something different.

Also, our Two Little Sausages song was a huge hit.  I loved that the kids experienced how instruments can represent the words and action of the song.  Our classes will follow this up giving the children a chance to try making the instruments at the appropriate times as they sing.  I understand from several parents that the kids are definitely taking this song home.  The Teager family talked about how the whole family had fun singing, “popping,” and going “bam!”  Here are a couple of short videos of their family doing this chant.

I challenge each of you to take a video of your family singing and share it in the comments of this post.  I can’t wait to see them!

Here are a few pictures we captured of the fun evening!  We send a big thank you to the Olathe Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 315 (for great volunteers), Sams Club (for a donation toward our food) and to KC Pastry Company (for donating those yummy cookies.)

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