I was put in charge of an activity for women during the month of May, Mother’s Day month. I wanted to do something that celebrated women on an individual level, not just a mom level, because this month can be difficult for many women for many reasons. I found this lesson based on a book called Drops of Awesome by Kathryn Thompson.
Click the lesson link above to read the whole thing. I then edited it to fit my needs (time mostly) and used a bee theme to decorate the room. Beecause bees make their own drops of awesome! Plus, if you read the provided lesson you’ll see how the bees fit in.I began the evening with an Escape room activity. What?! How did I do it? Easier than it sounds, and obviously I didn’t have all the resources to actually lock a room and all that. I stumbled upon a teacher who does these Escape room activities to teach children the power of mindful thinking. I chose which one I liked best, and for the sake of time, I separated everyone into 4 groups to solve a puzzle. I gave them 10 minutes to locate the room and complete their mission. When everyone returned, I had each group share what hardship their historical figure overcame and what they learned. Then I began reading the story. When I got to the object lesson portion of, Drops of Awesome, I passed out large quantities of Hershey’s Kisses. When they shared their drops of awesome they put a Kiss in their jars.I closed with the story of the bees and how in an individual bees life, they only contribute 1/12 of 1 tsp of honey, but how each drop counts. Afterwards, there was a cereal bar with Cheerios and Honeycomb as options😉prints used can be found here and here
I purchased jars at Walmart.
Honey Dippers on Amazon
Yellow Pom Pom flowers at Dollar Tree