August 17th started off with a little collaborative puzzle put together. Since the previous day, the children learnt about spacial mapping and have mapped out their favourite places to eat around the neighbourhood, each group were given a part of a 4 piece map puzzle which signified a part of the PPR. After putting together the pieces, we distributed print-out pictures of the kids with their chosen 'healthier snack alternative' taken during the Ninja Quest on the previous day. They were asked to paste the pictures according to which stall they went to and in the end, all four groups put together their individual pieces, creating a collaborative map puzzle of Kota Damansara.
The next session introduced healthy lifestyles to the children. We emphasized on the fact that in order to be healthy overall, we must not only have a good balanced diet, but also practice healthy lifestyles like brushing your teeth twice a day, go out for a walk and clipping your nails etc. We made it a fun movement game where the children had to line up according to the AGREE or the DISAGREE line when Will called out a statement. This required the kids to move around and thus, keeping them alert at all times and interested as well. After that, we also used the statements for a game of Charades where the groups had to act out a certain healthy habit picked out at random and the rest of the groupmates had to guess what habit it was.
Merging healthy lifestyles together with the MyPlate system we introduced to the children the previous week, we came up with MyPlate Relay which was done outside! It was nice to do something out in the sun, instead of the usual classroom-like setting. The MyPlate Relay was something like a competition. Each child, in turns, were to pick a picture of a kind of food and an action that they have to act out to move to the other side of the playground. Once ont eh other side, the children had to paste the food picture onto the correct portion on the MyPlate. It was great to see the kids all pumped up and very supportive amongst each other. I might add that it was also very amusing to see how they jumped, skipped, did the crab walk and dance to the other side of the playground.
After two rounds of running around, we ended the day with a short recap and feedback session in the room. We were not surprised when the children wrote down that they liked the relay as well as the expedition most.