I’m interested in teaching a Kid’s Club…what should I teach?
Kid’s Clubs are from 2:50 – 4:05 pm, once a week. The kids eat a snack from 2:50 – 3:10! That’s 20 minutes already used up…you then have just about an hour left.
The clubs run for 8-9 classes…it’s really not too much time to fill!
So what can you make exciting for one hour??
We are looking for the following kinds of clubs:
Choice Time for Champions: for any grades…they can use manipulatives and art supplies in the classroom and have choice time like they do during the school day…you would just be supervising play time!
Board Games/Card Games/Hand Games: sometimes kids just want to go after school to play simple games. You only have an hour! You can start with a group movement (stretching, yoga poses, etc.) and then split up into different games.
Themed clubs: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Magic the Gathering, Minecraft, Pokemon, Disney…you could pick a different aspect of each topic and do a small activity on it. Read a chapter from the book and act out a scene…do an art class on crafting something from the story…build your own games with topics from the story.
LEGO robotics: WE HAVE A TON OF LEGO ROBOTICS! We have sets in the basement just waiting to be paid attention to!
LEGO free play: You could literally just sit and have kids play with legos. They will entertain themselves! You could simply be there to make sure they’re being safe and kind. It requires ZERO preparation! Yet, if you wanted to, you could structure it slightly. Such as, “Before we go off on our own, can you build what you ate for breakfast this morning?” Or any other scenario you’d like.
Book Making: Comic book, scrapbook, HOW TO books…have the kids come up with a plan for their book….one to two classes could be dedicated to the plan and the other classes can be used to facilitate the idea. The PTA can and will cover material costs…plus we already have a huge amount of supplies!
Sign Language/Basic Languages: Teach a basic class on any language…I’d love to see a sign language club! You could do the alphabet, days of the week, months in the year, colors, feelings, family members, weather…each class session could be dedicated to one topic, which you could review the next week. Remember to add more each time, while reviewing what you’ve learned. This can be a fun and easy way for YOU to learn as well!
Sports: We have the gym available on Monday and Friday for any sports related clubs. We already offer Ball Games, a general club where the kids mostly choose the games they play, but could use a more straightforward club based on a particular sport. You can work on drills and team work, and then end the cycle with competitive teams.
Home skills: Sewing, cooking, the science of how to keep things clean, recycling, hygiene…
SCIENCE: The science behind bubbles…how they are made, what they are used for…the science of plants, bugs – how they impact the environment
Helping Hands: A community service based club. Make sandwiches for CHIPS, send letters to the Veterans hospital, make posters around the school reminding us to be safe against germs, pick up litter around the school’s perimeter…
Dream Interpretation: Have your kids write down their dreams, or dreams they’ve had in the past and see what they mean! Talk about how different aspects of your dreams can symbolize different emotions.
Improv Games: Learn different improv games where the kids have to be on their toes and use their imagination to create different scenarios. This can be really really fun and most older kids that would join this class already know lots of games…you could basically have them take the lead for you.
YOU CAN ASK A FRIEND FOR HELP!!! Don’t want to do it alone? Have a friend join you! COMBINE FORCES!