So last Sunday we had a little Christmas celebration at our school for the kids. 33 kids were divided into four groups and dumped into a different teacher’s room every 30 minutes. In one room they got to make Santa hats, in another they played a game, and in yet another room they decorated roll cake with whipped cream and sprinkles and subsequently decorated the floor or their faces with their ‘Christmas cakes’. When they got to my room they got to personalize a microphone with crayons, before I attempted to teach them some Christmas carols.
Most of the carols were way too difficult for them, and I basically ended up loudly singing “Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way” over and over again by myself. Sometimes I got lucky and found some of the kids screaming along with me or even dancing. But still all the kids seemed to enjoy themselves and left with a nice bag of goodies after two exhausting hours.
And as I discovered on Monday, the rest of the days before Christmas posters that look like the one above, will be adding some Christmas spirit to our cold Japanese street. Merry Christmas everybody!