For KJ, J was for jewel. Our words to remember were “Jesus is more valuable than anything else.” Here are some of the highlights from our J week. We looked at my wedding ring and talked about diamonds and other jewels and explained that no matter how expensive and valuable it is, that is Jesus if even more valuable! We made a “diamond” ring for KJ using some rhinestones. We also used some beads to string “jewels” onto a necklace.
We observed salt crystals. I boiled 1 cup of water and added in 1 cup of epsom salt. I mixed the salt in the water until it dissolved. While the mixture cooled, I placed a piece of black construction paper into a shallow dish. I poured the water over the paper and let it sit for a few hours. KJ later observed the “jewels” that had formed.
We also made sugar crystals. I boiled 1/2 cup of water in a pan and added 1 cup of sugar a spoonful at a time. Once the sugar dissolved, we let it cool for about 10 minutes and then poured into into a jar. We attached a paperclip to a string and attached the string to a pencil. We placed the pencil over the jar and left it for a few days. Sugar crystals began to form on the paperclip and string. KJ observed these “jewels” as well!
The biggest thing for KJ during J week was that she began piano lessons. She is SOOOOO excited. One of our friends’ daughter is very accomplished and has agreed to start teaching KJ!
So, that wraps up J for jewel week.