Summer is in full swing and my 10 year old daughter, Elizabeth, has been complaining that she is \”bored\”. Elizabeth is a very creative young lady, but it\’s her creativity that often feeds her feeling of boredom. If she doesn\’t have something creative to do she just looks lost and kind-of wonders around. So I decided to give her something to spark her creative juices.
I asked Elizabeth if she wanted to make little ornaments that centered around the liturgical year. We have a \”tree\” in our house which we decorate throughout the year. The changing decorations include: Saint Medals, Mary flowers, St. Valentine Hearts, Catholic Snowflakes, Lenten Jesus Tree, Assumption decor, and more! I thought it would be nice if the kids had an ornament to hang on the tree after we talked about the saint of the day. I told Elizabeth that she could use the stuff in my craft box which is over flowing with chenille stems (A.K.A pipe cleaner), pom-poms, felt, sequins, beads, etc.! That was almost too exciting for her to handle! She couldn\’t wait to begin.
What do your bored kids do during summer break?
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