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Friday, December 2, 2011

December 4 H Cloverbud Meeting

Last night was our December Cloverbud meeting for 4 H.  I did it early on the month because we missed November and before it got too crazy because of the holidays.  The children wanted to have a pizza party, so we used some of club money to buy pizzas and some of the parents brought some snacks.  We had a great turnout with 12 4 Hers (ages 5-10) and 5 younger siblings.  For our community service project, we made decorations to take to the nursing home. 

In addition to markers, we got really brave and got out some glue and glitter to sprinkle on (even after vacuuming you could still see some sparkles in the carpet.)

Then, we did two edible craft projects.  We made and decorated trees using: ice cream cones, frosting, M&M's, Andie's crushed mints, and red licorice.

The trees didn't last very long because they were eaten as soon as they were completed.  After that, we made Snowman Soup.  We mixed 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 cups dry milk, and 1 cup cocoa into a bowl.  Then, each child got 1/4 cup of mix, 5 marshmallow, 2 Hershey Kisses, and a small peppermint candy cane to put into a Ziplock bag.  I found these cute tags to go along with it.  My children drunk theirs after lunch today and said it was delicious.  It would also make a great inexpensive gift along with a snowman mug.

All in all it was a good meeting.  I think the children enjoyed it.  It was a bit chaotic, but we were trying to get a lot done with a lot of children in a short period of time.  I am not the most organized person in the world and I forgot a couple of things which added to the chaos (including a change of clothes for the baby who of course leaked through her diaper luckily there was a prepared mom there.)  Also, Emelia was demanding to be fed halfway through the meeting so I had to step out for a few minutes and feed her.  I am very thankful to have parents who are so wiling to step in and help during the meetings and to have Chelsea as a youth helper.  Hopefully I will become better in a leadership role as time goes on.
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