This was by far the highlight of the event, but we also got in some games like the spoon/egg race and redlight/greenlight (another favorite!)
The winners of the final game received “party OGA sunglasses” and ALL the children received an Easter chocolate egg to eat.
We wrapped up the workshop with a short reflection huddle where the kids were asked to give us feedback on their favorite part of the day.
“What was the activity you enjoyed the most?” Lucia asked. “The egg hunt!“ “The spoon race!” “The egg hunt!” ….and while unanimously kids gave favorite of the day to the egg hunt, it was Miwako Suzuki who on behalf of the obachans said her favorite part was hiding the eggs for the kids.
Also we received feedback from the obachan that most events are Japanese cultured related events so it was good and beneficial to bring in and introduce an international environment and atmosphere.
“Volunteers talking to the kids in English is a rare opportunity” said community leader, M. Suzuki, “its very stimulating to the children’s minds. “
Playing with eggs also seemed to be a brand new activity.
“I’ve never done this”, said 10 year old H. “I didn't even know you could play with eggs!”
“I liked all of it! “Said G, 16years old. “Me too, echoed his buddy,” 14 years old
The energy, excitement and curiosity from the children and volunteers alike made this a truly memorable workshop. The weather was warm, sunny with bright blue skies. We are happy to have the Asobiba no kai join Place to Grow as a local partner and beneficiary community.