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January 2020

1st Bootle & Litherland Rainbows


Linacre Rainbows



Christmas seems to be memory now as we look forward to 2020. The time
running up to Christmas seemed to race by and our activities went well . At
the beginning of November we gave the girls plain, white, paper carrier bags
for them to decorate with felt pens, Christmas stickers and sequins. Each
one was different and all looked beautiful. These were put away in the
cupboard for the girls to put all their Christmas creations in over the next
few weeks. Our next activity was making a table decoration using gold coffee
lids, holly leaves and silk poinsettia flowers. These had gold tinsel
wrapped around them and looked very pretty.
The next thing we made was a Christmas tree with a cone made of green card
and handprints. These were then decorated with sparkly pompoms and a star on
the top.
Our cards were based on the nativity and had us colouring in pictures of
Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus and sticking them onto the card, shaped as a
stable. We had quite a few very modern Marys, who had various shades of hair
eg green, purple, blue and pink. Again, each one was unique but made with
love. We also read the Nativity story and acted it out with finger puppets.
The following week Yule logs were made out of chocolate swiss rolls and mini
rolls. We had to try hard to stop the girls eating them as soon as they were
finished. These, of course, didn’t go in the bags, but went home that night,
no doubt devoured before bedtime.
Our final activity was to make party crowns out of gold card and stick on
We finished with a party and each girl took home their bags plus a bag of
presents from us, their leaders.
We return on Monday 13th January and begin our next badge challenge.
On Saturday 10th December we took fourteen of our Rainbows to the pantomime,
‘Dick Whittington’ at Bootle Town Hall. We all had a brilliant time and
laughed so much, as well as the usual shouting and booing at King Rat. It
was a lovely way to finish the year and hope we can do the same next year.
Before I finish I would like to wish you all a happy and peaceful 2020.
Ruby’ (LM)