I have fretted myself for some months about this. On previous times there were many Lighthouse Volunteers who took the Kids Activity Mornings on board, then , for whatever reason the volunteers took their bats home. It has been a struggle to gather together some volunteers who wanted the Lighthouse Museum to thrive, so six of us went ahead.
A Pirate theme.
And oh boy, our work paid off.
And here is me, smiling.
We had queues out of the door to come in, we gave them colouring in, draw your own pirate, we had templates of lighhouses for them to draw their own version of marauding pirates, make your own telescope, pirate mask, parrot puppet, pirate or parrot figure (using the now banned loo roll inner - excuse me? how many people have actually been diagnosed with whatever from doing crafts using a loo roll inner = nil.)
Make your own telescope, using kitchen paper inners, pirate masks, parrot puppets, pirate and parrot figures, badges, and the most popular craft of all, which everyone wanted to do, was the one I threw in as a well, as I had run out of ideas, lets try an old one,was the.......
so simple, make your own hat from just folding paper, went down a storm.
At the end of the session many went up to the cafe for Pirate themed biccies and cakes, and were rewarded by this from Nature. Out of the window of the cafe,
A complete Rainbow.
Now lying in a darkened room with, you've guessed it, a glass of red.