Playful Directions

Mrs. Forst's Pre-Kindergarten Blog

A New Ball Game

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This game was created without grown-up input.  When they began inventing, each child had his or own game in mind.  Soon, they realized that the resources were limited and four different games simply wouldn’t fit in the space.  Discussions regarding rights to materials, who’s ball would roll first, the purpose of the props, and how to build the ramps flowed seamlessly between four engaged minds.  A single game slowly began to emerge.  The “aliens” (the hapless people standing in the middle of the blocks) were targets for balls rolling from three different vantage points.  Each dropped in turn. The aliens had no hope of survival.

Author: Marie Forst

Growing and learning through an interest driven, emergent curriculum in an idyllic landscape. Welcome to the North Hills Campus @ WT where learning transcends the walls.

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