Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bal 1 - It Worked!

Last month we had session on building Mandirs. It emphasized the reasons to build, how to build, prasangs of kids sacrificing (can collection in London). We had a regional shibir so we knew attendance was going to be light. My wife the Balika 1 Sanchalika suggested we use the Mandir coffee table book as source. This worked to an extent. The pictures were amazing, but the kids complained of not being able to see. If we had a full house this would not have worked.

Since our head count was low (about 30%) we decided on an activity. Again my wife the balika 1 Sanchalika suggested using plastic cups to build the Mandir or play a stacking game. This sounded like a great idea, but she took all the plastic cups in the pantry for her sabha. So we went with plan B, having the kids use index cards to build a Mandir. It Worked! Maybe a bit too well. The kids got so involved that we were running out of time for snacks. So we fed them while they kept building. Nobody went out for play time. We built Mandirs and cleaned up right until Aarti. Evidence below.