On Monday, the Oak Trees went on an exciting adventure!
Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that many of the children have been involved in adventure play. I decided to pull out a choose your own adventure book called, “Can You Survive?” and plan an activity that focused around this interest!
In the morning, I set up an area where the children could vote which adventure they preferred to go in the afternoon. The two options were an Earthquake Adventure or a
Jungle Adventure. Each child wrote down their preferred choice on a ballot and then tossed it into the container.
Coincidently, this was the same day as the federal election! I mentioned that their parents and other adults will be voting for who they want to lead Canada. This sparked some intriguing discussions.
“Why do we need a leader?”
“I voted already! I got a sticker!“
“My mom is voting today!”
“My dad is part of the election!”
Once everyone voted, I announced that it was time to count the ballots! Six children took initiative and grabbed a clipboard, a piece of paper, a pen and passed around each vote in a circle. They tallied up the results and the majority vote was……..
THE EARTHQUAKE ADVENTURE!!
Once the afternoon rolled around, we all sat down in the far forest. I opened the book and we began the adventure!
As we read through the story, we paused at each section and acted out the scenario! Their energy levels were flying through the roof, so there was a lot of running around involved.
After some time, I let the kids take charge. Three children in particular even decided to take on the role of being the narrator.
Overall, this adventure was a great way for the Oak Trees to unite and connect with one another. Not to mention the added bonus of them practicing their literacy, math, social studies and drama skills.
I foresee some more group adventures in the future!