this past week in lab we worked with kids and the parachute. i was unable to work with the younger kids on it but from what i heard they absolutely loved it. this is an old game but is still a hit every year with kids. they all love it because there are so many different variations. the kids i got to work with enjoyed the games we had prepared for them. i had a game that i thought of that got everyone involved. they had to keep a balloon up in the air with out using feet or hands and at the same time they had to travel across the gym with out it touching the floor. this worked on the kids hand eye coordination and their concentration skills.
this past year working with the kids at St. Mary's has been an amazing experience. the kids really were energetic and excited to play our games we had for them and that helped us out because it went fairly easy most weeks. it gave us the basic concept and helped introduce us to teaching kids. i now have a better understanding on how to deal with children and how to present myself as a teacher and what to do around the kids.