Hi All

We started back with a full packed programme which the girls seemed to enjoy.

January we celebrated Burns Night where the girls got to sample haggis, tatties and neeps, not everyone enjoyed this.  We also made our own tartan.  The girls enjoyed playing games in the big hall as well.

In February we celebrated Valentine's Day by making cards for someone special.  Had some Chinese food to celebrate Chinese New Year.  All the Rainbows in Coatbridge met in New St Andrews Church Hall to hold our Thinking Day evening which was a great success.

March saw us making American Indian Dream Catchers all very colourful and unique.  Mother's Day crafts was also lots of fun with glitter and glue (always a hit with the girls).  We decorated some cakes that we took home with us and had our Easter Bonnet Party which all the girls enjoyed as all went home with Easter Eggs.

April was a very short month for us as it was school holidays but we managed to burn off lots of energy running around the big hall.

In May we learned about Fair Trade and got to taste some chocolate and bananas, we also made smores which more of the girls enjoyed.

June will see us coming to the end of this session.  We will cook this month and hopefully all will enjoy what we make.  A wee trip to McDonalds is always welcome by the girls.  At the end of June we will join with other Rainbows from all over the country for a fun day at Strathclyde Park.  We hope the weather will be kind to us.

Thanks to Katie and Francesca, two young leaders. Who have come along this session to join us.

We also have had visits from our Elders, Margaret, Sonya and Alison.  Billy pops in every now and again to see how we are getting on (he always seems to know when we are having food).  The Revd. Tuton was also a frequent visitor and it was sad to see him go, but we are extending a warm welcome to our new locum and hope that it won't be too long before she visits.

Hoping that you all have a great summer.

Love from all the Rainbows xx

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