September 22, 2011


We are all connected.

Children of all ages love to play this. 
It's a fun way to share your thoughts, especially if you are shy, because everyone is looking at the web construction and not necessarily staring at you while you speak. 
It's a fun get to know you game.

  • Gather in a circle. 
  • Decide what to talk about or just go with the flow.
  • Grab a ball of yarn. 
  • Hold the yarn tight with one hand and throw the ball of yarn to another person. 
  • That person holding the yarn speaks, holds the yarn tight and throws the ball to someone else. 
  • Repeat over and over and over.

It is also an opportunity to talk about connections between a community of people...the circle of living...the web of life.

You can also get silly, or invent your own activities, when everyone is finished sharing.

            Try it! 
I guarantee the children will want to speak more often!

happy day!


all our tomorrows said...

I love this idea and would like to try it with my crew. Thanks for sharing!

Jimmie said...

Love, love, love this idea. I'm going to try it at Thanksgiving with my seven grandchildren. They all know how much I love bugs and spiders and I think we'll have a great time creating a web. I'm wondering if there's a way somehow to keep the web. I'd love to hang it in the ceiling of my potting shed. Any suggestions?

Diane in North Carolina

marcia said...

Diane, Perhaps you could tie a knot at all the joints first and then tie more yarn where each child is holding it ..and then use those pieces to tack it to the edge of your ceiling.

I tied my piece to the chair while I got the camera and took pictures.

Let me know how it works out...what a great idea!

happy day!