Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Cold Ring Stack

During this hot weather, I peak into the freezer at work to see what I can use. I found these frozen treats bought for the campers and borrowed them to use as ring stacks. They lasted just long enough , about 5 minutes in an activity before my volunteer returned them to the freezer.

This little girl loved it. she stood on top of the horse, squatting to pick up each ring. I held the bottom of the "stack" while she pushed the rings down. I think that she just enjoyed the novelty. I was not able to control the camera and work with her while standing at the same time, so just filmed her sitting to stack the rings.

 I saw a little boy smile for the first time when I gave him this to hold. I have only worked with him 4 times, so I am sure there will be plenty more smiles to come.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nice Ice

It was a sweltering hot day on the farm yesterday. I found a frozen bottle of ice water to toss into the basketball stand. It did a nice job of cooling us down and the kids liked following directions to touch body parts with it.....neck, forehead, nose, ears, belly, armpit, wrists, elbows, knees etc.  

I also realized that I needed to work with an almost 5 year old on answering these questions. ... How many eyes do you have, head, hands, feet, nose, neck etc. she needed prompts to think about the question before answering automatically. I incorporated this into touching body parts with the ice bottle.... Cool :-)