Pine Lake Secret Snowman!
This was a great activity because it was in the spirit of the holidays. Each kid was able to give something nice to someone, while also receiving something they enjoy. When I first heard this idea I thought it was great, but I knew it needed some expectations so that everyone involved gets something fair. We talked about doing a spending limit, and they can get whatever they wanted for their snowman. We talked about !mpact providing a small gift they could pick for their snowman. Ultimately meeting in the middle worked best.
The Thursday before break, all of the kids who participated got their secret snowman gifts. They then had to try and guess who their secret snowman was. The kids involved had a great time exchanging gifts, and seeing their snowman's' reaction to getting their gift. This was a lot of fun and something we hope to continue next season.