Last night was the Awards Ceremony for our kiddos Awana Program.
We go over our Awana for the week every day during school so it's basically our Bible Curriculum which is easy peasey for me.
All of the kids get some type of award which I think is super awesome. This year Emma only got a participation award as she didn't get her books done. The kids that did get their books completed received really neat awards so I'm hoping that gives her incentive to work extra hard next year to get things memorized and completed.
Nothing like a little peer pressure, right?
Anyway, because of he homeschooling Emma and Cal don't experience the fun days that school kids do like pajama day or crazy hair day. And that's where Awana steps in. I love that they get to experience "bring on spring day" or "crazy hat day" here so it kind of makes up for the lack of those days in school.
Where Emma and Calvin attend Awana the award ceremony has an award time and then a little slide show. It was so fun to see Emma in the sanctuary with her little friends grouped together, giggling over the pictures and having fun together. I'm so glad she gets to have that somewhere. Those are the types of things I get sad that she is missing out on in school.
Now that Awana is over we are looking into the Awana TruthScripts program for home. Has anyone done this? It's a program for families to memorize together and it appears they have free resources and things on their site for you to use at home as incentives and prizes for learning verses. You can check it out here.
Next year we will be doing Awana again. Calvin will be in Sparks and Emma will be in the Truth in Training program...can't wait to get started again and see how much they can learn!
And let me know if you've done the Awana home program! Did you like it lots?