Jj Jewel was a very fun week! Our bible words were "Jesus is more valuable than anything else". I don't own too many jewels, but I do have a small amber pendant that the kids thought was cool (remember, amber is the kind with bugs stuck in it... really cool to a 5 year old boy). Both kids enjoyed gluing fake jewels on their letter J's, and also on crowns made out of paper bags covered in tin foil.
Rebekah especially loved being a queen!
We also attempted to make rock candy, which was one of the activities listed in the teachers manual. However, it's been over a week, and there's still nothing on the string... but it did get nice and crusty, so they could see the crystals at least.
Another activity listed in the teacher's manual was to string beads to make a necklace. We used cut up straws for our beads, and instead of making a necklace, we decorated their room with long strings!
Here are a few of our books. We also watched a DVD about rocks and minerals. I really wanted to do a treasure hunt too, but I didn't get to it in time. Once the weather gets really nice, I think I'll make up one for outside with written clues to find the treasure.