It’s fantastic to have so many of you joining in with the Kite Boxes, and we look forward to gathering on the Village Hall field during half term to fly them! We hope that you have lots of fun building and testing the kites, and we can’t wait to see your creations. There will be a prize for every kite you’ve made – whether you’ve followed our instructions or got creative with your own designs. And there will even be a prize for any grown-ups who bring their creations along. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Facebook for information about when we’re planning to meet – it will depend on the weather as we need enough wind to make it fun!
If you’ve found your way to this page without having heard about the craft boxes, then welcome! We have been putting together free craft boxes every so often over the last 6 months or so, for families to have something fun to do together while we haven’t been able to have our usual Soggy Saturday fun afternoons. We truly hope that by the time Soggy Saturday season starts again in the autumn, we’ll be able to gather for our afternoons of fun and chaos, but in the meantime, we’ve put together a few resources. And if, in the autumn, we are still unable to meet, then we will not doubt be back making boxes up! If you would like to receive a craft box for your little one (aged up to 11ish) when we next do one, then the easiest way is for you to join our Soggy Saturday Facebook group, so that you hear about our next box as soon as we announce it!
This box is, again a collaboration between Little Angels Tots’ Group, St Michael’s Discoverers after school club and Soggy Saturday. And we’re very much open to everyone! If you would like to receive a craft box for your little one (aged up to 11ish) when we next do one, then the easiest way is for you to join our Soggy Saturday Facebook group, so that you hear about our next box as soon as we announce it!
This month we’ve been thinking about kites and wind, and there’s a story from the Bible, about the Ascension and Pentecost, which involved a very big, rushing wind! If you don’t know the story, why not have a listen – you can download the story to listen to later, as well, if you’d like (just click on the three little dots).
There are loads of other resources available on the internet if you want to explore these stories further. Some of our favourite resources are produced by Trueway Kids – you can find the story of Pentecost at https://truewaykids.com/pentecost/
We mentioned in our letter about some other activities and groups which you might be interested in;
- If your little one is under school age (or thereabouts), you would be very welcome to join Little Angels Tots’ Group. We are not running weekly activities at the moment, but we hope to be able to meet again in person in due course. You can email us for more information on freedomchurchwaddington [at] gmail.com, or take a look at the information here, or on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LittleAngelsTotsGroup.
- If your little one is a bit older (5+), our friends at St Michael’s Church are still running their ‘Discoverers’ after school club, although they can’t meet in person. You can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/339137400634070 or contact Sue Kenyon on email@example.com.
And, as we say, we haven’t forgotten Soggy Saturday either – we miss meeting for afternoons of fun and mayhem at the Village Hall, and we hope these boxes are going some little way to being a replacement. We are always looking for ways to keep blessing folks in Waddington and the surrounding area, so if you have any great ideas, do get in touch – we’d love to hear them!