'International Children's Day' 👶 1st June



Here is a summer based CST activities page, based on children's toys and games. It can be used to help celebrate 'International Children's Day' on 1st June.



Start the session by asking what are members favourite or most remembered toys or games. Ask members to tell a story about their childhood involving play time.



Ask people to bring a piece of A4 paper to the session. During the group, ask members to make a paper aeroplane, which flies more than say 5 feet.



Also, ask members to bring a piece of string and together make a Cat's Cradle. Here is an instructive video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM53k3pKCqg



Then complete the picture and music quiz together together. Here goes ...



(There is a lot of content here, so it might be wise to be selective with the questions or split the activity, depending on time available and concentration of members.)




IDIOMS


Ask members to complete these well known phrases, by way of a shout out ...


Babe in the WOODS

Born with a silver spoon in your MOUTH

Blue eyed BOY

Boys will be BOYS

It's child's PLAY

Mummy's BOY

Daddy's GIRL

Chip off the old BLOCK

All work and no play makes Jack A DULL BOY

Children should be seen AND NOT HEARD

Don't throw the baby out with THE BATHWATER

Like father, LIKE SON

The apple doesn't fall far from the TREE

Never tell tales OUT OF SCHOOL

Spare the rod and spilt the CHILD

Like a kid in a candy SHOP

Wet behind the EARS




Monday's child is fair of FACE

Tuesday's child is full of GRACE

Wednesday's child is full of WOE

Thursday's child has far TO GO

Friday's child is loving and GIVING

Saturday's child works hard for its LIVING

And a child that's born on the Sabbath day Is fair and wise and GOOD AND GAY.





ROUND 1. Outdoor Games


Ask members to name the game.

For bonus points, ask members to describe how the game was played.



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REMINISCENCE


Do members remember old parks?

Apart from these rides, what else might you have found there?


The swing is missing ...




SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ90ZqH0PWI





ROUND 2. Name These Top Ten Toys


For each of these ten photos, ask members to write down (or shout out) the names of the toys.

Also which of them they actually owned.

Ask members how they would be used.




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SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jf9Wg2OkSbE


REMINISCENCE. Who still has their childhood Teddy? What is/was their name?





ROUND 3. Creative Games


There are some questions to go with the remaining photos ...


21. What is the biggest jigsaw, in terms of pieces, available today?


a. 4,200 pieces

b. 14,200 pieces

c. 42,000 pieces




22. What type of paints are used in 'Painting By Numbers'?


a. Oils

b. Watercolours

c. Acrylics



23. How would you erase an 'Etch A Sketch'?


a. Rub the screen with your finger

b. Turn it upside down and shake it

c. Turn it off and back on



24. What two ice cream flavours (fragrances) can you smell in 'Play Doh'?


a. Cherry & Vanilla

b. Custard & Banana

c. Chocolate & Cream



25. Which country was 'Lego' invented in? (The name comes from 'Leg Godt' / 'Play Well'.)


a. Denmark

b. Germany

c. Iceland



26. In a game of 'Spirograph', can you draw any straight lines?


a. Yes

b. No



27. What was this origami toy used for?


a. Fortune Telling

b. Love Messaging

c. A Quiz



28. Invented by Frank Hornby in Liverpool in the 1890s, 'Meccano' is a metal construction set. What other very popular games did he invent?


a. Trainsets & Dinky Toys

b. Ludo & Tiddlywinks

c. Tiny Tears & Cabbage Patch Doll



29. How much is this toy (with box) worth now?


a. £37.50

b. £375

c. £3,750



30. What is this game called?


a. Matchsticks

b. We All Fall Down

c. Jenga



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gntArSV4SoU





ROUND 4. Board Games


31. How much do you get for passing 'Go'?



32. Name the six character suspects?




33. What are the two most valuable tiles in a game of 'Scrabble'?



34. In a game of 'Subbuteo', how do you score a goal?



35. In a game of 'Snakes And Ladders', what do you go up and down?



36. What are the six categories in a game of 'Trivial Pursuit'?



37. Name the five different ships in a game of 'Battleships'?



38. What are the names of the six different pieces in a game of 'Chess'?



39. What do Americans call a game of 'Draughts'?



40. What is this game called?



REMINISCENCE


Does anyone remember this TV game show?


Who were the two presenters? (Eddie Wareing & Stuart Hall)



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZmlUV8muY





ROUND 5. Electronic Games


41. What game is being played here?



42. What game is being played here?



43. Name (some of) the thirteen body parts in a game of 'Operation'?



44. How old is the game 'Scalextric'? (Nearest guess)



45. Which ex-celebrity lent his name to the 'Stylophone'?



46. Which rock star recently revealed he is a model railway enthusiast?



47. What chases you in a game of 'Pac-Man'?



48. What is the aim of a game of 'Space Invaders'?



49. What happened if you touched the wire?



50. How do you play a game of 'Simon'?



SONG BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaxSamtbnsg


Maybe ask members to stand up and do the moves?



CLOSING SONG - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cwKCU8Z5c


Maybe have some prizes on hand to share around. Or, you could play a game of 'Pass The Parcel'?




OTHER PRACTICAL ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS


Play a game of ...










ANSWERS



1. Leap Frog


2. Hide & Seek


3. Conkers


4. Skipping


5. Marbles


6. Hopscotch


7. Sack Race


8. Wheelbarrow Race


9. Egg & Spoon Race


10. Musical Chairs


11. Roller Skates


12. Hula Hoop


13. Pogo Stick


14. Space Hopper


15. Yo Yo


16. Chopper Bike


17. Ken & Barbie Dolls


18. Slinky


19. Kaleidoscope


20. Rubik's Cube


21. 42,000 pieces to make a 24.57x5.15ft picture 'Around The World', by Educa


22. Acrylic paints


23. Shake it upside down


24. Cherry & Vanilla


25. Denmark


26. Yes. There were two rulers included


27. Fortune Telling


28. Trainset & Dinky Toys


29. £375


30. Jenga


31. £200


32. Miss Scarlet, Mrs White, Mrs Peacock, Reverend Green, Professor Plum & Colonel Mustard


33. Q & Z are both worth 10 points


34. Flick the player to hit the ball into the net


35. Up Ladders, Down Snakes


36. Orange - Sport, Blue - Geography, Yellow - History, Green - Science and Nature, Pink - Entertainment & Brown - Art and Literature


37. Carrier, Battleship, Cruiser, Submarine & Destroyer


38. King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Rook & Pawn


39. Checkers


40. Mousetrap


41. Noughts & Crosses (Americans call it 'Tic Tac Toe')


42. Ping Pong or Table Tennis


43. Adam's apple, Broken Heart, Wrenched Ankle, Butterflies In Stomach, Spare Ribs, Water On Knee, Funny Bone, Charlie Horse, Writer's Cramp, Ankle Bone Connected To The Knee Bone, Wish Bone, Bread Basket & Brain Freeze


44. Launched at Harrogate International Toy Fair in 1957


45. Rolf Harris


46. Rod Stewart


47. Coloured Ghosts


48. Avoid Aliens Reaching the Ground


49. It buzzed, loudly!


50. Memorise colours and notes sequence








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