There are many ways of letting children experience giving and doing for others at this time of year. Our centre will be participating in several over the next month.
The first fundraiser is for an organization that supports families with sick children who need to go to the main land for medical care called "You Are Not Alone".
Our local mall organizes a tree decorating fundraiser for Y.A.N.A. For those that participate they buy one of the trees and completely decorate it. Then it is sold in a silent auction with all proceeds going to YANA.
We started a couple of weeks ago making ornaments.
We painted silver balls with glitter glue.
We painted pinecones.
Mackenzie, my ECE student made salt dough to make
And lastly we made crystal ornaments that I called Sparks.
They were very easy to make. Shape pipe cleaners and then soak in a mixture of 3 tablespoons of Borax and one cup hot water overnight.
Friday we decorated.
The children did an enthusiastic job hanging the ornaments
and candy canes.
One last addition to our tree was to add books and stuffed animals.
Children went through their toys and donated them.
We spent a little time admiring the other trees that were decorated. All the trees will be sold through a silent auction.