My adorable niece asked me to come teach the girls all about hair for her activity days. I would do just about anything for that girl, so I gladly said yes. Activity Days is something they do at my Church were the little girls ages 8-10 (I think that's the ages) go and learn about different topics and work and crafts and just have a fun time. I wasn't sure what I would need to talk to these girls about, but they all seemed so excited to talk about hair that it really didn't matter what I said.
We talked about how often they should wash their hair, when and how to condition it, who should cut their hair (meaning, they should not cut their own hair), and how to pull their hair back in a ponytail, half ponytail, twist, and braid.
I had so much fun. I went to the dollar store and bought them each a brush and hair twisties. I tried teaching them how to braid with three pieces of yarn.
Some of the girls were experts, but some had no idea how to braid. It was so much fun to get them to figure it out. I was hoping they would just use the yarn to practice on, but some of the girls had other fun ideas with their finished braid. (This is my adorable niece, Sydney.)
After I was done, my sister helped all the girls make a silk flower to wear on a hair clip. Almost all of the girls wore the hair clip to church on sunday.
I have never been around so much giggling in all my life. We really tried to let the girls know that it doesn't really matter how you wear your hair, just as long as you keep it clean and healthy. These girls are adorable. I am so happy my niece asked me to do this for her. I love sharing what I know and seeing the delight in someone's eyes when they learn something new.