T.A.W.G. Time. Time alone with God. When all of the youth gather in the morning at a retreat or for their meeting the leader reads a Bible verse, poem, short devotion, etc. The group then disperses to go off alone. This is their time to meditate and concentrate on God’s word and their committment to Him. This worked really well at the camp I work at. The kids got a lot out of it!
Two kinds of candles that are easy and fun to make.
– crock pot to melt wax
– wax available through craft suppliers
– styrofoam bowls
– 16oz cold cups
– things from nature
– crayon shavings
SAND CANDLES — tape the wick to the bottom of the styrofoam bowl. Fill part way with sand, have kids make a mold in the sand. Pour wax into the sand mold, add leaves, glitter, grass, flowers, petals, etc. Let set (3-4 hours). To take candle out of mold, break bowl and brush sand away.
ICE CANDLES– Tape wick to bottom of cup. Fill the cup with ice. Pour wax into cup. Add leaves, grass, glitter, flowers, etc. Let wax set. (3-4 hours). Gently tear cup away letting the water run out of the candle. YOu will have a candle with natural holes. NEAT! To add color to the candles have the youth use crayon shavings. Add those after it is poured into the mold.