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Monday, 21 January 2013

The Woodcraft Motto (2013-01-21)

We started with a game of Octopus, whilst people arrived.

We held a circle and gave our News and introduced ourselves again. Most of us had been out in the snow, Izzy has her sixth birthday tomorrow. Flo has hers in February. Connie was on television as her school was part of a program about reading. One of Ivo's cats died.

After News we discussed what rules we needed for the group. Both the children and the adults suggested rules, which are given below and have also been placed on the website links.

Iffley Elfins Rules
No violence
Don’t talk while others are speaking
Have fun
No swearing
Only one bit of News
Include everyone in activities
Stay off the Equipment
When someone shouts Woodcraft stop what you are doing and shout Folk!
Do not run near fire
Do what you are told
Don’t be stroppy
Do not make personal remarks
Don’t sit in the middle of the circle

Next we played friendship games. Tegan had printed sheets with activities. We split into pairs with an activity sheet. Each pair found another and did an activity with them, and then gave each other a sticker!

Sing a song or say a poem with the other pair.  
Stand in a circle and pass the ball around it. How fast can you go before you drop it?  
Try to make the other pair laugh. Tell a joke, make funny faces. When you have made them laugh swap over and see if they can make you laugh.  
Stand in age order. Stand in height order.  
Can your pair and another pair stand on one piece of paper without touching the ground? How about half a piece of paper?  
Think of an animal. Tell the other pair what letter that animal starts with. They can ask yes/no questions until they guess the animal.  
Find out all the names of the people in the other pair including middle names. What would their name be if you said the names backwards?  
Act out a job. Can the other pair guess what it is?  
Make a machine with the other pair. It can be any kind of machine but everyone needs to play a part.  
Draw round each others hands and cut them out. Write your name and the name of the persons whose hands you have drawn on it.  
Make a friendship bracelet.  
Play a game of picture consequences.  

After a biscuit we held a final Circle and sang Happy Birthday to Izzy and then ended with the Circle Song.

Leaders: Tegan, Debbie, Tim
Helpers: Emily, Liz, Ellen, Jeff
Elfs: 17
Woodchips: 1

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