Aim For Values
- Make nine pins from cardboard and write (love, hate, sharing, caring, meanness, jealousy) or draw and illustrate good or bad habits on them for younger children (E.g.: spitting on roads or littering, cleaning litter, helping, hitting)
- Each child gets a turn to hit the 9 pins arranged in a particular bowling order with a soft ball. They have to aim for values.
- If they hit a value pin, they can continue to play till they hit a bad habit. If they do not get a value pin then they forgo their turn till the next round.
- After each child has had a turn, you can begin the second round. Play a few rounds as the children will have fun.
- Now reverse instructions.
- Ask the children to hit the bad habits and try to make them fall. If they hit good habits and make them topple then they are out of the game.
- Why did they think of a particular behavior was a value and aim for it?
- Why did they think a particular behavior as bad?
BRING OUT THE SIGNIFICANCE:
- In the first part of the game: This world is full of good and bad things. Aim only for good. If you aim for bad you lose a vital part of your character.
- In the reversed version: Identify what is bad in the world and in ourselves and get rid of it.