Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Activity C3 - Lesson 5: Orange Pomander

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C3
Lesson 5: Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet (John 12:1 - 8)

Create an Orange Pomander - Materials Needed:
- lunch size paper bag; one per student
- 1 orange per student
- toothpicks
- whole cloves
- 2-4 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2-4 Tbsp ground cloves
- 2-4 Tbsp nutmeg or allspice
- 1/4 cup orrisroot powder (optional preservative)

Give each student an orange and a toothpick. In a bowl, combine the cinnamon cloves, nutmeg or allspice, and orrisroot powder. Instruct kids to use a toothpick to poke holes in the orange in a decorative pattern. Press cloves into the holes. Roll the orange in the bowl of spices; then put in a bag to take home. When home, kids should empty the bag, putting the prepared orange in a warm place. Turn the orange every 24 hours. When it gets hard, dust it off and use it as a scented room freshener. It may last for months or even years!

Activity: Foot by Foot
Have the children put their chairs in a circle. Using only their feet, kids will try to pass a tennis ball from person to person without dropping it. Set a timer and see how quickly they can pass the ball around the full circle. Try to beat the time the next round.

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