We also have had a lot of ‘fun’ in the last two months. Volunteers and students organized fun activities such as:
Flying a kite:
In September there is usually a lot of wind. It is therefore very typical for many Peruvians to have a nice afternoon flying kites in the mountains. Together with all the children we went to a slope in the mountains of San Jeronimo. All children made a kite from a few sticks and plastic bags. They were very happy to finally let their kites in the air. A cool way of recycling right?
Making of calendars:
Birthdays are one of the best days in the year. With about 40 children in the project, there are quite a few days to celebrate and to remember! That’s why we made super fun and original birthday calendars. The youngest children designed a colorful birthday caterpillar, even Pépé the class doll. The oldest children made a tear-off calendar in which they designed themselves from all kinds of magazine clippings. That turned out in the funniest and surprising results.
Music & dance:
Who does not like some cheerful music and dancing? Our volunteers organized a pretty fun afternoon with this approach. Various games were played on music. Obstacles were made for climbing and crawling, they organized a short mini disco and of course, the classics such as the chair game and limbo could not be missed.
To teach all children more independence, a cooking afternoon was held. We learned about healthy food. The theme for the youngest children was fruits, with the oldest this was vegetables. Both groups played a game to collect ingredients for their dish. The youngest children were given the responsibility to make a nice dessert. The oldest children made the main course. Finally, a delicious ratatouille and fruit sticks were served.