So I got this crazy wild hair a couple weeks ago. I was quickly bogged down by the time and effort it would take. With 11 kiddos at the time, I knew I couldn't pull it off.
But then everything changed...
Life has been sweet and somewhat simple.
Kids are behaving amazingly and I definitely wanted to reward them with something special.
Now I know the song counts up, but we are counting down to Christmas.
Yesterday was Only 12 days 'till Christmas.
~Only 12 days 'till Christmas, Are you ready for some fun?
Twelve days of hunting until the Christmas Sun.
~You must all work together, leaving no one behind.
~You will have to use your mind...
But you never know what you all may find!
~12 Drummers drumming ca only mean one thing.
Where in the house do you go when you want to sing?
(They guessed shower and found their next hint)
~You found your next hint but don't leave to soon,
Stay awhile and sing the Jingle Bells tune.
~That was beautiful, I really enjoyed the bass,
I'm getting kinda hungry, take us where you stuff your face.
(On the table they found a 12 pack of Tacos for dinner)
~You ate all your food and thought you were done,
There is just one more bit of fun.
~The 12 drummers drumming has to have sticks
I wonder what kinda of drumstick would require some licks?
(They found Ice Cream drumsticks in the freezer)
~Only 11 days 'till Christmas
Oh what shall we do?
I have a special challenge,
Just wait for your que!
~Eleven Pipers piping, Oh what shall it be?
Let's dress up all nicely and have a spot of tea.
(At this point, they all dress up super nice and got at the table. I had prepared a menu for them from "Haus-Mom's Tea Cafe". They watched a video of how to drink High Tea and the ordered their food. I waited on them and we had so much fun.)
~We've had a little lesson on drinking the right way,
I'm getting kinda board, let's go out and play.
~Get all bundled up so you don't get in trouble,
Let's venture out and find some bubbles.
(They searched outside until they found a bubble wand for each person)
~Stay outside and take a look around the yard,
Keep your eyes wide open...this one is kinda hard.
(They had to find the next clue in the backyard)
~11 Pipers Piping probably had a little bounce,
make up a dance and frolic around the house.
(It was cute)
Ha ha ha, that was super cute,
Now take a look around for your piping flute.
(They had to find all the flutes)
~Toot, Toot, Toot goes your new flute,
Just remember one think while in the house, those flutes will be on mute.
~I hope you are having lots of fun,
Only 10 days after tomorrows morning sun:)
I am just having a blast coming up with all these fun activities for them:)
I'm pretty sure they are having fun too;)