This week in our Teen Animanga Club I created a game based on Drawing Ideas: One Minute Drawings. Found on TinkerLab, this article outlines a Minute To Win style activity that's a bit like Pictionary or Win, Lose or Draw. First provide your teens with postcard sized pieces of paper and a variety of markers. You or one of your teens will need a timer; I used my phone. Choose a topic and then quickly draw until time is up. You can share your pictures or have a teen sit out the drawing portion and then judge the entries. This game worked well for with Animanga Club as we could easily find topics all the teens liked. I was impressed by how well some of the teens could draw. I was also a little saddened by the number of teens who felt they couldn't draw and didn't want to participate at all. I would do this activity again with a wider range of possible topics since the teens enjoyed drawing quickly and seeing each other's work. I appreciated that this activity was very inexpensive.
We have two Tic Tac Toe boards for the kids to play with. We rotate the shapes every month or so. The walls is are fuzzy so it is easy to stick the felt board and the felt shapes to the wall. So far we haven't lost too many pieces. Usually other staff get to make new shapes but this month it was my turn. Using our ellison die cut and a lot of hot glue we have suns and flowers, with rabbits and ducks.
Inspired by Jen in the Library's program Bikes - Preschool Storytime I did make a folder story for this program but we started to run out of time and no one wants to cut parachute play short. I think I'll use the story in the summer with a sports theme. Opening Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed – Carole Peterson HUM Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends Books Duck On a Bike by David Shannon Off We Go! a Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand Everyone can learn to ride a bicycle by Chris Raschka Music Goldfish by Laurie Berkner fromThe Best of the Laurie Berkner Band Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem