Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What A Fun Party With My Sunday School Class!

Sunday I had seven fifth grade boys from my Sunday School come over and I hope they had as much fun as I did. We started things off by going up to the soccer field at the end of my street and playing some tackle football in the snow. It's been so long since I've done that but it's so much fun. The snow was about 4" deep but the temperature was in the upper 30s. I made one tackle and scored one TD (but that's because they were nice and didn't think they were allowed to tackle me.) I did say I'd just be the center but when they kicked it to me for the second time, I forgot about not wanting to get tackled and just ran with it. Kyle, Jacob M., Tim and Ian won football 36-18. Gerard went for the pizza after he and Abby took a few pictures of us playing.

Then we had lunch: pizza (of course), V8 Fusion juice and chocolate chip cookies. We all fit around the table in the basement and then I had clues hidden all around the house (blue ones and purple ones). The clues were different for both teams except for the last clue to the treasure which was the game of Clue. I had planned to play that with them but since we had seven boys and only six can play that game, we skipped it. Teams were made by random draw, but two of them switched on me which I noticed when I saw the pictures my husband took for me throughout the party. Even Abby watched as we chose the teams. The winners of the treasure hunt were Matt, Ian and Tim.

Next, after they had been all through the house, we had a scavenger hunt. I gave each pair a list of 33 items with point values next to each to find and bring back to the dining room table where highlighted them on their lists (one boy worked alone but could carry two items while the others could only carry one at a time). They all seemed to like this and the team with the most items and the most points won. It turned out the Ryan and Matt won both categories with 13 items and 405 points until later when I re-added the points, actually Jacob H. and Tim had the most points (450!). I'll bring them a brownie on Sunday because I gave brownies to the winners of our events.

The last 20 minutes, I had planned to have them do some snow sculptures in my yard, but our snow was really deep and some didn't have boots so I just let them play table hockey and pool instead which they enjoyed. I'm thinking that they really liked pool so much and could actually play pretty well, that I may have a pool tournament for them. I'll see what they think about that.

I loved having them over and Abby seemed to like the company and excitement too. The cats went into hiding because of all the noise but came out as soon as it got quiet and back to normal again. Most of all I think they got to know one another a bit better and that's what it was all about. It's always good to mix up teams and I find random draw seems to work best.

(I have some more pictures but hesitate posting them without parent consent.)

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Sandee said...

How fun. I'm sure they had a great time. Looks like you put a great deal of effort into making sure they did have a good time.

Have a terrific day. :)

Jude said...

They'll be wanting to come to your house all the time, sounds like everyone had a great time.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I want to come party at your house! :) Sounds awesome!

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like a great time! Your house is probably known as THE fun place to go!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Sounds like a fantastic time was had by all. Love all the pictures of animals you have on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing. Cheers, Lia

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Jude: It would be fine with me, but my cats wouldn't like it.

Beth: Come on over!

Beaded Tail: I'd love for it to have that reputation, but I only usually have one class party a year. I really should have more.

Lia: Yes, we all had a lot of fun! Glad you like my animals.

The Author said...

Oh, Karen what a wonderful day! It sounds like so much fun and just a great time. By the way, how is the V-8 fusion juice? I've seen it and wanted to try it.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Mountain Woman: The V-8 Fusion juice is very good. All the boys except one drank it and a couple even wanted more. Gerard likes it too and has started gulping it down so now I have to buy more to make sure there's enough for me.

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