Being a Princess (part 1)

A couple of months ago I went on a hunt for a fun summer camp for my girls. After much looking around, I had the idea “Why not have one at my home? This would give me an opportunity to really focus on things that are important to me and also bless other families from my community. I immediately thought of a Princess mini camp because that is what all 4 year old little girls are into. Although this is a pretty common theme, it can really impact our kids, if focused on the right thing. BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE!!!

I decided to share about this with you because you can utilize this ideas and adapt them for a birthday party, for a sunday school class or even to have your own little group at home.

During the next couple of weeks I will share with you more about what we did! Here is the first day of it!!

Princesses are beautiful INSIDE and outside.

* To start, we talked about WHAT makes a princess. Having the king of the universe as a father makes us a princess! I asked them characteristics of a princess. Some of the ones that we came up with were: kind, caring, sharing, thoughtful, beautiful, obedient, etc. Outside appearance is important but not where our focus should be.

* They each got to decorate a crown and a wand with sticker jewels. Click here for instructions on how to make these.

* We played a variation of “Simon says” but it was “Princess says”. They loved this!!!

* We talked about how as daughters of such an awesome king, we show others we are princesses by who we are and not what we look like!! Man looks on the outside but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7)!! We learned this verse and then I showed them a really beautifully wrapped gift and then an ordinary looking gift.. I asked them which  one they would like to have and all but one of them said “the beautiful one”. I opened up the presents and they were so surprised that the beautiful one had a stinky rotten banana inside. The other ordinary one, NOW they all wanted because it had beautiful sparkly stickers for each one of them. We talked about how it is more important what is inside of us because that is what God sees!!!!

 

* The girls decorated some foam glasses with feathers, pom poms and glitter glue. I used those to illustrate how God sees us with special eyes, eyes that look into our hearts. So with our special glasses we too can see others better on the inside, they help us see the awesome qualities our friends and others have. I put them on and told each of them something special I could see in each of their hearts. They loved this and thought it was so funny too :)

To end our time together, they had a sparkly body painting of a crown on their arm. They all went home so happy and I hope with a little bit of a new perspective on being a princess :)

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2 Comments

  1. Debbie
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    awww… you are a wonderful mommy and teacher. I really liked the gift packaging lesson–those are the kind of things that stick with you for the rest of your life :)

  2. Melissa Reed
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea Cristina!!! Love it!

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