Over the last two weeks the Maple Tree group has been engaging in different types of survival games to protect themselves and their friends from zombies. They started by making their own weapons from big plus plus and magnetic wooden blocks, and were designing their guns to be the world's best weapons in order to survive. Once they had their weapons made, they designed forts from square foam blocks to hide in from the zombies. Each fort was made for a different purpose, some were to hide in, and others were made for those who were attacked by the zombies to go and heal called the escape room.
Now that the adventure had started, the children involved all started by hiding in their specific area of the forts from the zombies. All of the children were using their weapons to fight off the zombies and to be the last one to survive.
The zombies could get you in two different ways... by shooting or touching!!
Once someone was shot by a zombie, others who were still alive had magical healing powers and could place their hand over their body to heal them and then they could continue shooting the zombie’s by going back in their fort which was considered a safe zone.
The second way a zombie could get you was just by touching you! If this happened, the children turned into a zombie and could only be cured by entering the escape room and staying there for a couple of seconds.
One brave child suddenly said, I will be the first to go attack the zombie and protect you all while the other children stayed close by so that they could heal him if the zombie attacked!
The Educator's noticed that the children engaged in this game were very loyal to each other and would protect each other at all costs! This helped the children to be more connected with one another and build stronger relationships.
The educators will continue to build on these types of survival games in the future to maintain a
healthy environment between the children.