Welcome to June's Sibshop. Our trickle in activity was to make some fun DIY Spinners out of paper and cardboard. The kids came up with some fun and clever designs for their spinners.
Our first game of the day was Human Knots. By grabbing the hands of people across from you in a circle, you create quite the human knot. The goal of the game is to twist and turn and contort --without letting go of anyone's hands-- until you are unknotted and back into a nice, comfortable circle.
We neglected to get any photos of our group playing "Truth or Dare." Some of the silly dares included bawking like a chicken or singing a silly song. The truths encouraged our Sibshoppers to share their experiences as siblings with a special needs brother or sister. We got to hear things they are afraid of, times they have felt proud of their siblings, and some of their unique challenges.
Our Sibshoppers sure do enjoy a game of "Islands". It is a twist on the classic game Musical Chairs.
Hula Hoops proved to be a hit. We played a relay game, an active version of tic tac toe as well as Hula Hoop Showdown. We sure got our steps in today!
Our last two activities didn't get photographed, but we did make some yummy Monster Bites out of oats, syrup, peanut butter, M&Ms, and chocolate chips.
Our final activity was our "Wheel of Feelings" activity. The Sibshoppers get a chance to toss a beanbag onto our wheel and then share their experiences in relation to a specific emotion. We are grateful for kids who are willing to share the good, bad and ugly with one another and support one another!