A project for New Year's Day that lasts all year long!
|Empty shoe box
||Colored construction paper
||Glitter, sequins, paper doilies and glue
||Old magazines and greeting cards
||3" x 3" cardboard patterns, one for each family
||Scissors and/or pinking shears
||Markers or crayons
On New Year's Day, drag out all the craft supplies and decorate a shoe box together, the gaudier the better! Place it near the kitchen table, and label it "Family Fun Nights: 1997".
Give each member of the family a different color of construction paper, scissors, a marker or crayon, and a cardboard pattern.
Each member of the family should:
Each week, have the youngest member of the family or a guest at Family Fun Night draw one activity from the box. (The person whose color was selected this week does not get another turn until all the other colors have been chosen. This gives each family member a fair chance to choose an activity.)
For more on Family Fun Night, see "Home Together Nights" by Dean & Grace Merrill, in OFL, Fall 1995, pp 3-5. This activity adapted from the Focus on the Family pamphlet, "Let's Make a Memory," by Gloria Gaither & Shirley Dobson.
© 1996 by Orthodox Family Life and the original author(s).