Back to School – August Parents Night Out

Hi There!

I have a fun post for you today.  I am the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Pacific Beach Christian Church and each month we have a Parent’s Night Out (PNO) event.  Parents can feel comfortable leaving their children with us so that they can have a date night, run errands, or even just enjoy some silence.  🙂  For our August PNO we had a fun Back to School theme.  We also had one of the high school youth come to help us!  It was amazing and I couldn’t have done it without him!

Parent's Night Out

To start off the night we had homemade lunchables.  We had lunch meats, cheese, crackers, grapes and yummy chocolate pudding!  The kids loved the meal and thought it was cool that it was just like a lunchable.

Our first craft of the night was to make melted crayons.  We put small pieces of crayons (without the paper) into paper cups.  The paper cups were then placed into a container filled with water.  I then microwaved the crayons for 30 seconds at a time.  It was taking WAY to long so I added a little bit of water to the paper cups and the crayons finally started to melt.

Crayons in Microwave

Once the crayons were melted I removed them from the microwave and let them cool on the counter.  The cool part of adding the water is that it created crevices in the melted crayon.  The boys loved it!  If I was going to do it again I would just melt the crayons in the oven inside muffin tins.  The microwave was just too much work.

Melted Crayon

We had a great time hanging out and and spending time together!

busy coloring

What is the the most important thing to bring to the first day of school?  A pencil of course!!  For our second craft we created fun pencil topper monsters.  We used pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, and feathers!

Lance

Aren’t they so fun?

Back to School Themed Parents Night Out from bumblebreeblog

I hope that you enjoyed the look into our exciting event!  We had an amazing time.  Check back next month to see our September PNO with a Fall theme!

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