The Gym at A Giving HeartMore often than not, we go to Miss Christie's at A Giving Heart to play at the gym. There we play basketball, kickball, and sometimes Frisbee with each other and the students in A Giving Heart's after-school program. In our free time, we play knockout, around the world, dodgeball, and our newest favorite game, SPUD.
|Hezekiah practices his shots from up close|
Before: Cayden and Raymair line
up before their race
After: While tired, the boys shake
hands to congratulate each other
on a good race
While most of our guys like free play, A Giving Heart occasionally hosts games for all of the students in the gym. We've played two-hand-touch football a few times and have even run through an obstacle course. It doesn't matter what their doing, our guys like competing!
Cayden runs from the soccer station to take a
shot at the basketball station of the obstacle course
One team lines up and focuses on the obstacle course.
They ended up winning!
Trash Pick-upsWe love our community, and we want to improve it. That's why some Wednesday's we spend our activity time setting an example by serving our community. Searching for trash all over, we found the spots in Allentown that have the most litter and reported that information to the Project HAND team. They are working on a litter and trash project, so our findings helped them out a lot!
Raymair poses with the large bag of trash
he and his team found throughout Allentown
Shane and Jaymair clean up
the Lunchtime Lot by the Hilltop Alliance
TeambuildingWhen the weather isn't good and we have to stay inside, we play games. Recently, we tried two teambuilding games that challenged the guys to communicate and work together. The first game, "Human Knot," had us all twisted together trying to become one circle again. The second game tested our self control: packs of fruit snacks were in the middle of the circle but only one person could stand up to get one pack of fruit snacks at a time. Every time the guys talked or broke the rules, they would have to put all the fruit snacks back and start over again! This activity took a long time, but they managed to do it!
Whatever the dudes do together, we're always learning about teamwork and each other. It's important to work together and try new things as a team. For future Wednesday's, we hope to keep this theme strong while having fun with "The Dudes!"