I set up 6 game stations for the kids to rotate through. I divided the kids into 6 teams based on the number of children we had participating (about 24). First I asked them to separate into kids going for Memory Master and those who were not. I wanted to make sure there was at least a few kids on each team that could carry the memory work if needed. We had the three groups (two teams for each group) participate by rotating through three stations at a time (because that was the best way to do it with the number of parent volunteers we had). The game moderators were instructed to change the games to fit the ages and abilities of those in their groups as they saw fit - I just gave them a framework to start from for their station. The stations were:
1) Geography Race - three maps were displayed and wooden skewers were used for pointers. The kids were lined up in their teams and then a location was called out and each child raced to their map to find the location first. There were judges at each map to ensure they pointed to the right location.
2) Math Ball/Ring Toss - the kids recited their math and were then allowed to try and make baskets for points to add to their team. The little kids could do ring toss instead of basketball.
3) Science Relay - the kids relayed their answers to the Science question lists along their team for each of the memory questions asked.
4) Latin Hop Scotch and Hula Hoop - the kids hop scotched their way through the Latin noun endings and hula hooped as they waited their turns.
5) Duck Duck Goose English Grammar - this game one child would stand up and then they would answer the question asked, as they went around the circle until the last word of their answer and then tagged that person their chant ended on. The child tagged ran trying to tag the child before they got back around in their place.
Then the kids were put in a circle with a prize box in the center and called up by shirt color to get what they wanted from the prize box. Then after everyone got one I called out - have at it and get whatever you want that is left and they all dog piled into the box! Too silly! :)
We then had a potluck dinner for everyone and ate picnic style together for some social time.
To end our party we led the kids to sing the timeline song as they did the limbo!
That looks like it was so much fun. Wish we had time to do that. We did do something similar to this during our Christmas break. Blessings to you and yours and thanks for sharing your fun.ReplyDelete
Lori - that's awesome! I hope many more Communities do this type of thing for their Foundation's students. :)Delete
Thank you for sharing all the pics. I'm inspired to do this for our campus!ReplyDelete
How fun is that?! Love that you got the Dad's involved.ReplyDelete
So fun! I definitely don't put the time into making memory review fun like I should. I'm going to have to be more creative even just with my own kids when we review. Great ideas!ReplyDelete