This month the children in Cohort A have been exploring the concept of survival. This week we brought that to life with an interactive game in the gym to test their survival skills. The game was aptly named 'survival' and the kids were split up into two teams of four. Each team had a hula hoop on their side filled with four pieces of food, the name of the game was to get all eight pieces into your hula hoop without getting tagged.
This team was so close to winning it all, with only two pieces of food left to collect to survive!
Each child was also given a tool to help fight off the opposing team. Now what tool might that be, you ask? A flashlight! The use of such a tool is to "tag" the opposing team members by shining the light on them. To up the anti, we also added mats set up as barriers and shields. The children were really great at working together as a team; while one child would guard the food, the other team members would run across the gym to capture food from the other team.
Each person had a role to play in the survival of the team.
Once the game started to die down and there were only two kids left, they took it upon themselves to adapt the game and make it their own. One child grabbed all the food pieces and hid them around the gym and behind the mats while the other child closed their eyes. Once all the food was hidden, the challenge of finding them all began. It was a hunt for all the food needed for survival. I can't wait to see all the other ways these kids can show off their survival skills!