In Week 2, Jono from Project Energize came to show us how to play games that need us to work together.
The first game we played was moving the hoop around the circle. We had to help each other and make sure that the circle didn’t get broken (we had to keep holding hands to keep the circle in one piece). This was tricky, especially when we had to do it fast to race the other half of the class.
Then we learned how to play “Cat and Mouse.” The ‘cat’ was the big ball, and the ‘mouse’ was the little ball. We had to keep passing the balls around the circle and not drop them, and the mouse had not get caught by the cat.
Another game that we learned was “Goodies and Baddies.” Each team of 3 had a hoop on the ground with tennis balls (‘goodies’) and bean bags (‘baddies’). You had to run to another team’s hoop and give them your baddie, and take one of their goodies, then run back to your team. The team with the most goodies and least baddies was the winner. It was tricky to remember that only one team member could run at once, and that they could only get rid of one baddie and pick up one goodie each time.
We will have to remember how to play these games so that we can play them again!