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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

4-H Workshops



This week we had two 4-H workshops to go to. On Saturday, we had a Holiday Craft Workshop. Nick, Alex, Anthony, and Chelsea (who was also a volunteer) had an opportunity to make 8 different Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts (Christian and Lily just got to tag along.) They made: a 4-H ornament, a cookie cutter ornament, a Rudolph light bulb ornament, a pine cone elf, a felt turkey, a foam hands and feet turkey, a paper bag scarecrow, and a painted bulb ornament. After the children completed those crafts to bring home, there was a table set up to make a few other crafts that were to be donate to the nursing home. The children love the craft workshop and look forward to it every year.












On Monday, we had another 4-H workshop. This time we were making solar powered robot cars. Alex and Chelsea signed up for this one. Nick didn't want to (even though he had to be there anyway we helped the younger boys) and I thought it would be too hard for Anthony but he really could have done one too. The actual assembly took less than 20 minutes even with sharing one hammer and trying to keep all of the children at the same place. The children had fun putting them together but really wanted to race the cars outside. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy that day and solar powered cars will not run on a cloudy day. These cars do not have a battery, just a solar panel on the back. We did hold all of the cars up to a very bright lamp to make sure they all worked. Yesterday was a little sunnier and they did get a chance to race their cars.
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