Monday, May 1, 2017

Board Game Night

Board game night! We talked about board game etiquette (Who goes first? Should you let a little kid win?), types of games (strategy, party, educational, etc), and I encouraged everyone to try something they hadn't played before. Games we had were Life, Yahtzee, 3D Connect 4, Blokus, Run For President, and cards.





Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fun With Science badge

In February, we worked on the Fun With Science badge.  The Ouelette family hosted the meeting.  Mrs. O explained what science is and the scientific method.  We explored light in different way.  Mrs. O brought an electronic microscope and the kids had fun looking at all sorts of objects such as clothing, hair, skin, sugar, wood, water and more.  Jacob O brought a glider he designed and created and showed how it worked.  He also led the other children in paper airplane-making.

Glider demonstration
Libby O and Sarah D each demonstrated an experiment on the topic of Bending Light.   Libby showed a variety of glass prisms and made a rainbow.  (Sorry, no photos!)  The final topic was Phases of the Moon, which the children displayed with Oreo cookies.

Crescent Moon

New Moon

Another crescent moon

Service Project

In November, our club volunteered to do yard work for an elderly couple who was facing some health challenges.  Adults and children worked together to rake leaves, clean out flower beds and do general yard cleanup.  We learned some new skills and also had some fun!

Dad & son working together

Siblings cooperating!

Teaching the younger ones

Working on flower beds

Many, many leaves were raked!

Fire Safety

In October, we worked on the Home Fire Safety badge.  We covered: what to do if you catch on fire (Stop, Drop & Roll), why you should never play with matches, lighters or other fire sources, having a fire escape plan at home and finding 2 exits out of every room, candle safety, and types of fire extinguishers and their uses.  We played a game where we put a piece of felt "fire" on the child, then they had to stop, drop and roll to get the "fire" off.  The children had a lot of fun with it!



We learned in a fire department video, that when you stop, drop and roll, you should also cover your face!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2015-2016 Awards

Congratulations to our kids on their hard work earning the following badges last year!


Oliver: Building Fun, Yard Work
 

Calvin: Building Fun, Yard Work
 

Jesse: Service, Knots
 

Ean: Service, Knots, Entrepreneur
 

Sarah: Service, Latch Hook, Archery, Entrepreneur, Rainbow Loom
 

Athena: Gemstones, Hand Sewing, Horses, Ice Skating, Origami, Pottery, Trampolining
 

Andonia: Gemstones, Horses, Ice Skating, Kirigami, Origami, Pottery, Trampolining

We can't wait to see what this year will bring!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome to our NEW Kids of Faith Club!


Keepers of the Faith, York, PA is now KIDS OF FAITH CLUB!
*** Join us for our Kick-Off Picnic on Friday, September 30th***
Contact us for more information!

FAQ's
Who we are:  A group of families interested in teaching our children Christian character, serving others, and practical skills while having fun and fellowship!  We will be using the Quest Program as our base, where children can earn badges for activities and skills they learn.

Registration: Cost is $10/year per family.  Contact us for a registration form!

Handbooks:  There is no handbook to buy.  Badge requirements will be printed and copied  from the Quest web site.  Each badge has different levels of activities required, according to age, as follows:
Red - Preschool (ages 3 - 5)
Yellow - Level 1 (grades K - 2)
Blue - Level 2 (grades 3 - 5)
Green - Level 3 (grades 6 - 8)
White - Level 4 (grades 9 - 12)
A full list of badges can be found at http://questclubs.net/alphabetical-badge-list/ 

Uniforms:  You and your child may choose how to display the badges they earn.  Vests are available for purchase, but are optional.
 Please contact us if you are interested and feel free to share with your friends!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

CHANGES ARE COMING!

It is with great regret that we announce Keepers of the Faith will be closing their doors!  You can read more about their decision here: http://www.keepersofthefaith.com/.  While they have stated that PDF versions of their handbooks will be available in the future and that badges will be sold under another entity, we have decided to change to a different program.

Quest is an educational incentive program for kids and adults ages 3 -103 that uses badges and awards to encourage kids and adults of all ages to explore anything and everything.  From spies and painting, to chemistry and farming, there are over 1200 badges and awards to choose from, and they are writing more everyday.  There are many benefits to this program above what we currently have, and we are excited for this opportunity!  You can read more here: http://questclubs.net/

Our Club goal is still to teach and model Christian character and service alongside practical and educational skills to our children in a group setting.  We will still run our club the same way, with a few minor changes.

1) Club Name - Of course we are going to have to change our Club's name.  Quest does not require us to use their name in our club name, we can call it anything we want!  At our picnic in September, we will take a vote on the new name, so start thinking about that.

2) Registration Fee - In the past we have never charged a fee and kept costs to the very minimum.  There is a yearly fee for us to have a Quest club, so we will have to charge a small registration fee per family.

3) Badges - The good news is: Quest badges are much cheaper than KOF badges ($1 vs. $2.65), so in the end, the total yearly cost to do our Club will likely be the same or cheaper.  They will even make custom badges if there is something we want that they do not offer, at the same price!  We will also have to decide how to display our badges.  Quest has vests available but we are free to choose something else.


4) Handbooks - There is no handbook to buy.  With the Quest membership, I will be able to print off and copy the badge requirements for each skill for the Club.  For each badge, there are different levels of activities required, according to age.  We can also create our own badge requirements.

Red - Preschool (ages 3 - 5)
Yellow - Level 1 (grades K - 2)
Blue - Level 2 (grades 3 - 5)
Green - Level 3 (grades 6 - 8)
White - Level 4 (grades 9 - 12)
Grey - Level 5 (ages 18+)

 
We hope that these changes will be a positive thing for our Club and that this year will be our best ever!  Hope to see you at the picnic on September 30th! (See calendar for details.)