Elfins 6 - 9 yrs
What do 6 - 9 year olds like doing? Making a lot of noise, being physically
active, laughing and having fun - well, that's the style of Elfin group
A typical Elfin evening consists of some quieter times - when we listen
to each others news, or get involved in craft activities or sing songs
together, and some more lively ones.
Through the experience of working
co-operatively and problem solving together the young people learn
how this can work for them in practice - parachute games don't work terribly
well if just one person is holding on to the parachute! Common
activities for Elfin groups include cooking, drama, going swimming,
and a wide variety of games.
Recent activities at one Elfin group have included making a patchwork
quilt out of paper, taking each other blindfolded round an obstacle course
and an always popular trip to a local swimming pool.
Parents are expected to help at meetings on a rota basis, this normally
works out at once or twice a term.