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Monday, February 22, 2016

MOPS fun!

I've talked before about the MOPS (Moms of pre-schoolers) group that I'm a mentor with.  We always have fun, and enjoy some encouragement and advice from each other.  I love my group of young moms!
We start with an "ice-breaker" and the one we did this past month had us all laughing.  Each group was given 3 rolls of toilet paper, tape, a scarf, paper buttons and nose, and was told to make one member of the group a snowman - a fun game for February!

 Our group was the first to finish, so we won the game!  Here's our cute snowman.


After the ice breaker, we have a speaker or a video, and then spend some time talking in our small group.  To end the morning we usually do a craft of some type.
Our craft this time was easy and turned out so cute.

We each decorated mugs.  The mugs were purchased from the dollar store.  We then chose a shape that had been cut from contact paper.  There were hearts, and letters to choose from, or else the one that I chose, which is my state.  The contact paper is placed onto the mug and smoothed out, and then using a paint pen you can trace around it, or put dots all around the edges. Remove the sticker and add anything you want into the open space or leave it empty.  I added the red heart to show where I live.
To finish, place the mug into the oven at 250 degrees for 2 hours.  Hand wash only.

18 comments:

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a delightful time all of you must have had :) It's always a joy to be a blessing and encouragement to others.

Have a lovely week! Hugs!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, fun!!!! And cute snowlady.
I really like the cup idea with the state shape.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps....the wedding post below, beautiful decor for the day, and the rustic theme would fit Bud and I perfectly. The mini-light strings on branches...love it.

Simply Linda said...

Being a mentor is quite fulfilling, isn't it? Love the mug...have a beautiful day Mari.

Judy said...

How wonderful to be a mentor. The "snowman" turned our cute :) Thanks for sharing about your cute mug, you've given me some ideas for next Christmas.

Heather said...

Such a cute mug! The little icebreaker game looked like fun, too!

Doris said...

Love the mug!!

Arlene Grimm said...

I love seeing what the Michigan MOPs are up to! I love that mug idea. I may pass it on to our craft lady! We have our Mentor Panel this week. The moms fill out anonymous questions for us to answer. On all kinds of topics!! It is interesting to say the least!!

Beth Cotell said...

I have very fond memories of the MOPS group I was a member of when my babes were in preschool. In fact, even though my kids are in middle school now, I still get together once a month with 5 of the moms from that group!

What a cute craft!!

Sally said...

I think it's wonderful that you're a mentor to the young moms. :)

The snowman/lady is adorable! You guys come up with fun things.

xoxo

Terri D said...

What fun, and what a blessing you mentors are to those young moms!! There are so many great crafts you can do with Dollar Store things. The cup is great!

Linda Eller said...

I admire you for being the mentor to those young moms. It is fun and the sharing time gives them ideas or helpful things regarding their youngsters. What a fun time!

Amy at love made my home said...

What lovely things to do with your group! I am sure that they are getting a great deal out of it, it certainly sounds as though you are too which is wonderful as well! xx

Laura said...

Ha! Your snowman is hysterical! And your mug is adorable!

Jenny said...

That's amazing! Your mug turned out so cute. What a great time. xoxo

Cherdecor said...

I like the pretty snowman! You all had a lot of fun. Your cup was cute too.

Bethany Carson said...

Looks like some neat projects!

LL Cool Joe said...

That looks like a fun project, well the mug idea, I not totally convinced by the snowman one, but I'm sure is was an icebreaker! Or should we say "snowbreaker?"