September 29, 2014.
Board Game Program.
~10 teens attending
Board games and snacks. A pretty low effort affair.
The kids became a lot less interested in the games when they realized that we were going to let them do pretty much anything with the game pieces. We have a giant Jenga set so the kids used the jenga pieces to built forts and buildings, so they could start fictional wars and countries. I was pretty cool on it, since they focused more on building fots than throwing stuff at each other.
Date: August 10, 2014
~15 kids attended
So this was a program that I did a while ago, during the summer time. I did the craft before hand and it didn’t seem so difficult when I did it, but I had some trouble conveying the instructions to my kids. Because the group was large, I often had to go to smaller groups of kids to help them fix their mistakes or reexplain the instructions.
If I were to redo this program, I would try to better prepare myself on how to explain the craft to the teens, so it would be easier for them without having to do the whole one-on-one thing.