The longest festive season in our country is here and mostly of the people are preparing for this holiday event. The foods are all well planned in preparation of Noche Buena where all families will spend time together. This is children’s favorite month and also for us who is young at heart. It is the time when we are allowed to go back and reminisce our childhood days while maybe sitting under the Christmas Tree. And during this month, cookies play an important role as we used them as giveaways to our loved ones and friends. Today, Kuya Oliver sets a workshop with Little Light Ministry children. Through this, those little hands will create their own cookies with their hands.
Baking is a fun hobby, a rewarding skill to master. It requires a meticulous measurements to arrive in your desired product whether if it is a cookies, cakes or breads. This young little girl named Sasha, aged 9, mastered the art of baking through the help of his supportive father, Lakan. She taught the kids to create their own cookies. Who would have thought that she had this passion. After showing the steps, it was the kids together with Ates and Kuyas turn to shine. Let’s see if they can captive our hungry tummy! There were five tables and there were a bunch of bared cookies and cupcakes, sprinkles, chocolates beads, icing with different vibrant colors. Kuya Harvard gave them only 30 minutes to design it. The loveliest and fairest will deserve a prize. In this workshop, our goal was to train them to work with quality and fancy a good outcome under time pressure. Kids from Groups 2 and 3 were declared as winners. Actually for us, they were already winners since the time they imagine and touched it.
Our event will not be exciting if there was no games. Since it was intended for our adorable children, Kuya Harvard started the first game and he called it “Let It Go”, YES! You heard it right. The motion sound track of Disney movie, Frozen. But the kids, Ate’s and Kuya’s wont be able to practice their vocal words to sing their heart out if you’re thinking that way. They were going to use their energy, to expel the air out of their lungs, their wind pipes will do the major part to blow the balloon then deflate it and see how far it will go, then back to first step. Inflate and deflate until they reach the finish line. It was quite exhausting game I may say but it was really fun to watch. My group won this time. Second games was called “Make It Stand!” where all the cones scattered wide away and tumble it all down intentionally. The mechanics of the games was to make it stand as many as you can within 10 seconds. In this game, we were going to look who’s the fastest among the groups. They were all competitive and their eagerness to win were very visible.
Kids enjoyed their spaghetti and chicken as their merienda. I guess they were all tired after the activity earlier. Thanks to Kuya Oliver, Ate Malou and friends for making this possible. They were all received pillows and gifts that was prepared. Returning all the blessings and volunteering is an act of kindness. And since, it was Kuya Oliver’s birthday, kids sang with all their heart a “Happy Birthday” and gave a warm, tight hug. Truly, when you blessed others, the windows of heaven will open to pour everything you needed. Shine Kuya Oliver and her fiancee, Ate Malou.