Friday, August 1, 2014

TD Summer Reading Club Week 4: Ages 9-12

Week 4: You’re a Star!
For the fourth week it was all about you! We talked about actors, actresses, puppets and of course the theater. At the beginning of the program we discussed the plays or recitals that we had been a part of, and if we ever got nervous while performing! 
We also talked about all of the performances and concerts we had been to! A lot of us had been to our brothers or sisters dance recitals or school plays.

We switched things around this week and started with our craft first! We made sock puppets for this week and they needed to dry by the end of it so that we could play with them at the end of the program!

These sock puppets are extremely easy to make! All you need is:
-A clean sock
-googly eyes
-foam for the mouth
-white glue
-yarn for hair

For the rest of the program we played some really fun drama games. Here is what we played:

The Human Knot
1. Stand in a circle with a group of at least four people.
2. Use your right hand to grab the right hand of the person directly across from you.
3. Use your left hand to grab the left hand of the person to the right of the person holding your other hand.
4.Untangle, as a group, back into one open circle, without letting go of hands or dislocating any joints.

One player thinks of a word, phrase or sentence and the other tries to guess it by suggesting letters or numbers.

One word story
Players sit in a circle. One person says a single word to begin a story. The person to his left says another word, then the next person says another word, continuing around the circle. The object is to tell a coherent story, one word at a time.

Wizards, Giants, Goblins
1. This is basically a fun group version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors”

2.  Divide the class into two teams.  Tell the teams to go on either side of “the stage”.

3.  Each team secretly decides if they are going to be Wizards, Giants or Goblins.

4.  They line up on two sides of the room facing each other.

5.  The teacher counts 1, 2, 3. On each number the groups takes one step forward.

6.  On “3 they take up the position of the character the group has decided on:
• Wizards: lean forward throwing their arms forward as if casting a spell and say “Shazzam”
• Giants: put both hands above their head, stretching up really tall and say “Ho, ho ho!”
• Goblins: crouch down, put their hands up to their face as if scratching their beards and make a high pitch laugh.

7.  Giants beat Wizards, Wizards beat Goblins and Goblins beat Giants.

8.  The losing team must run back to their side of the room. The winning team try to “tag” as many of the losing team as possible before they get home.

9.  The captives now become part of their captors’ team.

10.  Continue until one team wins.

For the rest of the program we played behind the theater with our sock puppets, and we came up with some wonderful stories!

Bring your magnifying glass and sleuthing skills because next week we will be asking ourselves Whodunit? It will be a week of mystery, detectives and sleuthing!

Don’t forget to bring in your reading notebook next time, with all your readings from the past week so you can enter into the weekly prize. The prize will be drawn Friday at 4:00!