A Mine Rich in Gems is a completely different company, run by Wei and Lili Shang and their daughters. I’m devoting this week’s post to their work because I think it is valuable (and because I’m a nice guy).
Lili and Wei are creating 16-20 page full-color downloadable Feast Activities Workbooks for children ages 4-14. They have been at it for over a year, and are creating very useful and fun materials. Their first year’s workbooks were made available for free, but now they are ready for business, and are making them available for $2.95 each – with discounts for multiple downloads.
I’m afraid their site is a little confusing, so let me explain how it works: First you sign up for their newsletter – which is free. About ten days before each Feast, you will get a notice saying that that month’s workbook is ready to download. Go to their website and take a look. You can even download the first and last pages of each workbook for free. If you like what you see, then put the full thing in your cart and pay the $2.95. Then you will receive an e-mail with a link so you can download the activities and print them out on your own printer. They are full color, but you can print them in gray scale to save money.
Their site also includes an eclectic assortment of craft and display materials. Lots of fun.
So, with that introduction, here is what THEY have to say about this year’s series of workbooks:
- A reflection on Bahá’í Writings
- A story of the Ventures of the Lionhearts
- A skit/dialogue of 4 friends preparing for the 19 Day Feast
- A coloring page (or two)
- Word Games and Puzzles for a wide range of abilities, reinforcing new vocabulary and concepts from the stories
- Arts and Crafts
- A Healthy Snack idea
- Suggestions for Music
- Inspiration about the Bahá’í Fund
Christi Lawson for the Mine Rich in Gems team