|Today's group with "The Thing" sculpture (not pictured: Eric, Asst. Teacher)|
The first Saturday workshop of the year hosted four wonderful boys, including participants of previous workshops, weekly group members, and first-timers. One of the goals of these events is create interesting opportunities for boys to explore the vivid contents of their imaginations among their peers while building a community of families with expressive, engaging sons. As these boys connect to each other and continue to create and tell amazing stories, we are laying the foundation for supportive peer and family relationships for their future. And, of course, it's lots of FUN!
Today, the group began with the creation of a group sculpture (pictured below), composed of "treasures" found during the initial free-play exploratory time. Next, the group played together, exploring creative movement, sound, and interaction through themes like hot-and-cold and structured games: the Melting/Freezing Glue Dance, the Cucka-Choo movement-chant, Hula-Hooping/Jumping, Duck-Duck-Goose (a classic with some twists), Making/Running an Obstacle Course (wow!) and a new game called Rhythm Section ("I'm thinking of a word that rhymes with map, if you can't say it just: CLAP!" -- props to B.E. for sharing that favorite!). Then, after a short break, we identified characters (see Captions below) and dove into the G&R costume bins to dress-up just right, followed by a staging of each character's introduction and a shared story, complete with a collective bow at the end.
Great job, boys! Thanks for all your creativity, passion and play! Hope to see you again the next time: Saturday, 2/26
Enjoy these portraits from the day:
(not pictured: D.S. as the Narrator)
|J.T. as his Arctic Fairy-Pony-Angel who makes candy and delivers it to all the people of Brazil|
|B.E. as the Brave Pirate-Soldier with a bull whip|
|G.W. as the Secret Agent Puppy who lives in London with his little brother (look closely!)|
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the next Saturday workshop, 2/26