WISHING WALL, UNIVERSITY, & FIRE DEPARTMENT

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11.  WISHING WALL

Staff from the Children’s Museum of Phoenix gives each child a blank CD and colored permanent marking pens.  The children write a wish on the CD and then attach it to the shimmering Wall of Wishes.  The Wall will eventually be moved to the Museum, where it will become a permanent display for the visitors to see.

Purpose: This activity is designed to allow children to identify and express their dreams for the future by functioning as both an individual contributor to the wishing wall project and also as part of the entire production team.

83% of the children liked this activity.

“They loved using “teacher markers”

“I loved the Wishing Wall and the idea that it will be displayed in a museum.”

“Great (and easy) idea!”

“They wanted to keep their CDs.”

“Beautiful!”

 


12.  UNIVERSITY OF TOMORROW

The Dean of the University of Tomorrow tells the children that he has reviewed their records and that all of them have been found to be smart enough to be future college graduates.  All of the children receive a diploma and participate in a short celebration.

Purpose: This activity encourages the children to complete high school and to continue on to attain a college degree or vocational training.  The best way to break the cycle of poverty is to obtain the education and skills necessary to get a higher paying job.  Often, impoverished children are not aware that this option is open to them.

83% of the children liked this activity.

“They enjoyed sharing what they wanted to be when they grow up.”

“They liked taking the picture again.”

“Made them feel grown up.”

“My students still talk about going to college.  They liked wearing the caps!”

“This was a pretty good station.”

 

13.  NORTH POLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BOOKS & BADGE

The children are greeted by members of the Phoenix Fire Department and are given safety coloring books and fire department badges.

Purpose: This area provides the fire department with the opportunity to impact a large group of children with potentially life saving information in a very nurturing environment, where the children are likely to be very receptive to learning new concepts.

91% of the children liked this activity.

“They liked talking to a real live fire fighter and couldn’t wait to color their coloring books.”

“They couldn’t wait to color them.”

“Very fun!”

“The girls liked it.”

 

 

 

 

14.  NORTH POLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, DRESS-OUT SUITS

The children get to try on a firefighter’s turnout suit and even compete with their teachers to see who can put on the fire suit the fastest.

Purpose: Another activity designed to provide the fire Department to dispense life saving information and answer Questions.

84% of the children liked this activity.

“They thought it was funny seeing their friends dressed in a fire suit.”

“It was fun to watch a student being dressed up in a uniform.”

“More students would have liked to try on the suit!  They were excited!”

 

 

 

15.  NORTH POLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, FIRE TRUCK

The children climb onboard a real, working fire truck and go for a ride at high speed with sirens blasting.

Purpose: Another activity designed to provide the fire department to dispense life saving information and answer Questions.  Use of seatbelts is reviewed by the firefighters.

99% of the children liked this activity.

“They thought it was the coolest thing, getting a ride in the fire truck.”

“Very excited and eager to ride the fire truck.”

“Fun!”

“Most favorite activity.”

“Very fun!”

“Neat!”

“The students loved this!”

“This was probably the activity they loved most!”

“Really liked the experience.”