Veteran's Day 2018

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Why Experiment? Playing for Change

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, November 12, 2018
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 11
  • By Andrew Sargent, Site Historian & Lead Educator,
    and Kiran Zaman, Director of Programming

Veteran's Day was established to commemorate all who served in WWI. A century later, we know that War didn't end all wars. What can we do?

In the 1970s, a group of optimists began to create New Games. Their idea: play hard, play fair, play for friendship. It's worth a try.

Construct a Finger Twister board – an invitation to entangle and befuddle friends. Sew a straw person to twist the Spanish Pelele tradition. With a small group and a blanket, launch and rescue your little flying friend. Construct a Skittles game. Take turns trying not to tip the center pin.

Learn to stack cups with 6 cups and strings. Learn to share and walk on skis with two other people. Get to know new ways to get to know people.

Fee: $65 per day

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