The final meeting of our regular Kidville season coincided with Father's Day weekend, and we took advantage of the timing. Will Dunn made birdhouse kits out of oldgrowth cedar, and our kids had a chance to build a birdhouse or bird feeder and make a Father's Day card as well. I visited the fellowship hall while the kids were hard at work. Some of the men of our church were bending over a project with a small child, helping them, encouraging and celebrating success with them! Remember the old saying, "no one stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child." That was happening this past weekend. Kids and helpers even got to eat bird's-nest snacks made by Michelle Stumbo before they left. Kids walked out with bright smiles and finished projects.
Next weekend we will go to our summer Kidville schedule. Children through age 4 will be downstairs with summer staff; older kids will be upstairs in the sanctuary with their own materials and quiet projects.