Veteran's Day 2019

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Why Experiment? Playing for Change

Ages 6 - 11

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Vacation Program

  • Monday, November 11, 2019
  • 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 classic /Spinning Top Skittles Gallery – a realm in which you (and the top) make the rules.
• Invent a tennis ball cup toss game.
• Master group juggling with scarves (with a scarf to take home.)
• Learn Yurt Circle, a group construction game.
• Play Triangle Tag, a way to share the art of not getting tagged.
• Try Elephant, Palm, Monkey, a circle game of quick reactions and charades.

A day of experimenting with new ways to get to know people.

Fee: $70 per day

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