There are times it can be difficult to keep one child entertained and stimulated. As such, the mere thought of being responsible for a group of them, not just playing, but getting along while they play can be pretty intimidating.
There are a few things that just might help. Most kids love to dress up and pretend to be something they are not. One of the favorites among kids is the Children's Playhouse/Theater
. They can spend hours planning the perfect play or performance. And usually they get along fairly well while doing this.
It can be fascinating to watch the process, it is a very serious undertaking to the kids and their desire to have it "just right" can even be comical at times. However, try not to laugh (it may not be a comedy they are working on!) until you know what you are supposed to do. Be warned, if you spend too much time around them during the planning process they will very likely give you a job to do, and it probably wont be a very glamorous job at that.
Depending on the group of kids, time to spend and tempers being kept under control, it could be a several day affair to get the play off the ground. That's ok too, because that will give you plenty of time to get your video camera out and record it for posterity. Or at the very least, it will make interesting viewing when they bring home their first serious date!
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by: RonJun eShop