Tonight is our last night at CinyKids. The past 2 nights have been a blast! This has been the first year that they have done 4 and 5 year olds for CincyKids. For the past 4 years it has just been elementary kids. Let me just tell you how much our Preschool team ROCKS! These people really have a heart for the kids and are so silly with them. It was so much fun to see them interact with the kids and bring things down to their level. It was also great to see 85 kids raise their hands and worship God together with their parents.
On Wednesday night we read a story about kids who helped each other, made cards for the sick kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, we washed the tables with shaving cream for the teachers, put finger prints on a city scape to represent lights, and had blast worshiping Jesus together.
Yesterday we went and did outreaches or reach outs as Kendra calls them. We pasted out little boxes of Tide at an apartment complex. It was hard for people to be mad when a little kids smile and hand you a box saying here this is for you. The kids had a great time and learned to love on other people. We then headed back to church for game night. We played cheeto head game. Where a couple of parents sat and with rain ponchos on and whip cream on their there heads while the kids threw cheetos at them. The kids thought it was great fun! Then the kids put their hand print on a piece of a cross. Then we went to large group and played some more games! Kendra and I were in a game where I had to feed her pudding blind folded. We were one bit away from winning! She did totally awesome and was the cleanest kid! We watched the next game where they had 2 teams trying to flip pancakes on a platter. It was too funny to watch a little kid flip a pancake over his shoulder without looking and an parent try and catch it. We also had a dance party to Toby Mac’s “Funky Jesus Music”. I felt like I was one of the few adults in the room that knew the song word for word.
Tonight we will be watching a magic show and doing E2. Not sure how we are going to do E2 because usually you pray and then follow vision that God gives you to do Jesus. Not sure how that is going to work with 4 and 5 years olds but I am sure that our team has a great plan.
I can tell you that even with most kids having parents in the room that this kind of work is exhausting! I am so worn out! I don’t know how these people do this week in and week out! But Thank You Jesus for giving them the gifts to do this. They are so special. It is also nice to hear your kids come home and tell you thing about Jesus, the Bible, God, and prayer. Not sure how much Ephriam gets because of his delays but Kendra gets it. She tells us stuff all the time that amazes me.
Thank you Cindy, Bob, Penny, and all the people who give up their time to be with these kids every week. You ROCK!