AMUSEMENT RIDES & PAPER CHAINS

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22.  AMUSEMENT RIDES

We usually have several different types of amusement rides.  The rides may be mechanical, such as a roller coaster, the Sea Dragon ride, or a safari train, or they might be inflatable rides, such as bounces, slides, or an obstacle course.  The children may ride as many times as they like.

Purpose: Amusement rides provide a fun way for the children to challenge their fears.  They also provide a social experience where the children can share being thrilled with their classmates.  Many of the children have never before been on an amusement ride, so quite often this is a new experience for them.

Mirror Maze – 97% of the children liked this activity.

“They loved getting “lost.”

“Loved it!”

“Cool!”

“Crazy!”

“Amusement rides are always fun.”

“Kids liked it.”

“The K students were hitting their heads quite hard.  They were also laughing really hard.”

“They didn’t want to leave this one!”

 

 

 

Sea Dragon – 96% of the children liked this activity.

“Nervous and excited at the same time!”

“Fun!”

“Children love rides.”

“The best of all.”

“A favorite!”

“Kids had a blast.”

 

 

 

 

 


23.  PAPER HOLIDAY CHAIN

Each child attending the events is given several strips of colored paper that they decorate and connect into a huge paper chain that drapes across the venue.

Purpose: This activity provides the children with a historic perspective of who they are.  They build on those who came before them and others who come later will build on what they do now.  It also teaches that you can be an individual and a team member at the same time.

 

75% of the children liked this activity.

“This was fun!  They wanted to take it home!”