Friday, June 7, 2013
I have been trying to come up with some activities for the kids to do in the mornings OUTSIDE, before the temperature gets miserable. We did this silent scavenger hunt this morning and had a great time. I had the kids in groups of 3 students and an aide with each group. As to not "disturb" the other classes they had to do the scavenger hunt without talking!
The object of the game was to go from classroom to classroom (or offices) and hand the clipboard to any adult staff member (we have at least 4 per classroom). The instruction page was on top, so the staff members read the directions than turned the page to see if there was something they could give all while my kids stood silently (and tried to keep from giggling). The giving staff had to mark off the item they gave (one per person) than leave their initials in the box after each item. I gave the kids 30 minutes to get as many items as they could. Only one team was able to get all the items, but the other two teams were very close. All in all, they were super excited and seemed to have a really good time!
P.S. if anything, we ended up with 4 half boxes of tissues!