November Activity: WE GIVE THANKS…
Today we gathered with the teen girls at Boysville to give thanks for our blessings and prepare for Thanksgiving. We kicked off the morning with a fall picture frame craft and some grown-up coloring pages. Do you remember how much you loved coloring when you were a kid? Well, the girls loved it just as much!
Then, it was time to play a game. Have you ever heard of Turkey in the Straw? Think back to your birthday parties in elementary school when you tied a balloon to your ankle and you all tried to stomp on each other’s balloons and pop them. This was a great way to get the girls up and moving and it was no surprise how competitive they were. It was so fun to see them running around, laughing and having fun with friends.
Next, we made turkeys out of Oreos, a little chocolate frosting, Whoppers, candy corn and red hot candies. What a yummy treat!
Every girl left with special treats – a bag of “Blessings Snack Mix”, fall coloring pages and smiles on their faces. We want to thank Jeanne Schaefer – one of our most faithful volunteers since we started the San Antonio Chapter of Chicktime several years ago. She has always come through when we needed her to lead an activity. We also want to thank the students from UTSA that have been volunteering with us in recent months. You are such fantastic role models for the girls living at Boysville! And, special thanks to our volunteers that came from Ft. Sam Houston. We are thankful for your service to our country and for spending your Saturday giving back to our community. We hope to see you again soon!
We are so blessed to have the opportunity to share one Saturday per month with these very special girls. Believe it or not, they send us thank you letters every single month. Our hearts are full of joy when we read about what a great time they have and how appreciative they are.
Love and blessings,
Letty, Donnette & Annette
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever.”
– 1 Chronicles 16:34