So I've hit the books!
Its been really fun for me this week to cruise back through my 4H, Pony Club and CHA manuals. I've pulled together all sorts of fun crosswords, puzzles and theory sheets to compliment our programming this year. We like to do activites that talk about breeds of horses - so why not a crossword puzzle that brings those words back into play for memorization! It's important to know the basics of horse identification, so we have compiled magazines full of beautiful pictures for our summer camp kids to cut out and collage! What better to compliment the activity then a live "spot the horse" scavenger hunt?
Combining different activities that all surround the same theory project allow all of the different learning styles to grasp and understand the concepts. My goal is to have a visual, kinesthetic and audio activity for each one! This is my challenge I've set forth for myself as an Instructor and Mentor!
What's neat about each camp is that even though our activities stay similar week to week for the kids, each week is so different! The campers bring such diversity and give us such neat opportunities to better atune ourselves to their individual needs! I'm excited to see the impact the in-depth activity planning has on our camp kids this summer!