This afternoon the nature group, performance group, and mail group all joined forces for a game of Capture the Beanie Baby!
Similar to Capture the Flag, Capture the Beanie Baby has the children split into two teams, each of which has one half of the playground as their "territory." The bridge in the middle of the playground is neutral territory where the game begins and ends.
Each team hides its beanie baby on its own side of the playground, and when both teams are finished, they meet back on the bridge. Then the teams swap sides and go searching for the other team's beanie baby. Once a team finds the other team's beanie baby, it races back to the bridge!
The teams worked together to figure out where to hide their beanie babies, and then to find the other team's beanie babies as well. They played three games together during small group time. It was a fun and collaborative way to end the week.
Have a great weekend!
Teaching Strategies Objectives for Development and Learning
Social-Emotional #3: Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations