Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Good Shepherd's Garden Party - Week Three

Tonight we celebrated our third Good Shepherd's Garden Party, continuing our celebration of the Easter Season. This week's theme was, "The Heavens Tell God's Glory."

I made pinwheels as table decorations. Below you'll see our artwork display for this theme. We used sunshine and rainbow projects that we already had and made some clouds, lightning, rain, and hail to go with them. Ray even came up with the idea to use the fan from his room to represent wind and make the rain and hail blow in the breeze.

Ray was a great help with the preparations this week. He loved making the sunshine cupcakes!

This week's symbols were:

1. The Sun (Sunshine Cupcakes)

2. The Cloud (We used mashed potatoes for this. We also served kielbasa sausage, sauerkraut, and green beans.)

3. The Rain (We made "rain drops" using blue "jello beans" -- made in an Easter mold I have.)

4. The Lightning (We taped "lightning bolts" to our water glasses.)

5. The Hail (We used mini-marshmallows to represent hailstones.)

6. The Wind (We enjoyed windmill cookies.)

7. The Rainbow (Rainbow Fruit Kabobs)

We really enjoyed this week's theme, readings, and symbols. They fit in so well with our Earth Day discussions and activities too! We find ourselves anxiously anticipating each week's Garden Party. It's a special family time for us! Thanks again to the ladies at "Shower of Roses" and "Waltzing Matilda" and "Catholic Cuisine" for these wonderful ideas!


  1. Great ideas! The blue raindrops are awesome...

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. So many good ideas for next year. The raindrops are great!