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Old 11-19-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Great ideas.

I love the sit on the desks idea. Forget the safety talk though. Have some fun.

Have a scavenger hunt round the school. you know points for stuff. On the list includes things like
10 points for a piece of paper.
100 points for the head master.
Send the kids out. Have a coffee and wait.
Then start searching.
This is really a game of hide and seek.
After a couple of hours report the lost kids to the police and call their parents.

Sorry I am in a silly mood.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Scavenger hunts as Aidxen suggested are great. Take up some time, and keep them busy! You can get them into their groups, give them a list of things that they have to find (anything really), and off they go. First team back, with all objects, wins. Being in groups can help them to learn about team work also.
I have found that most kids in this age group love musical games. Musical numbers-when the music stops, say a number, and the kids have to get into a group of that many, or play music, say an animal, the kids have to pretend to be that animal and then freeze when the music stops. Last time I played musical "freeze" with the kids, we made it that the "craziest" dancer won, they loved being so silly!
Games like pass the parcel are great, but usually you have to make sure that you have enough layers to keep everyone happy (or send two parcels around at the same time), Duck duck goose is good too.
If you want something quieter, bingo is good, and doesn't just have to be about numbers, you could do animal bingo or whatever you want.
There are also some great websites around that can give you some good suggestions.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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Great ideas.

I love the sit on the desks idea. Forget the safety talk though. Have some fun.
Hehe. That's what I was thinking. We never had a safety talk about it, and no one got hurt. These days you would have to, though, just to cover your tush in case someone did get hurt.
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