Today was my last day at Kaleidoscope Youth Center! Kaleidoscope is where I volunteer for my Research and Analysis course. I had to do 20 hours this semester and it flew by fast! It was so sad! I am definitely going to miss the kids and spending my Thursday nights with them! Since it was nice out today we spent most of our time playing freeze tag and playing on the monkey bars.
I was definitely worn out by the end of the three hours. It takes a lot of muscle carrying about a million 8 year olds across the monkey bars! It also takes a lot of energy to keep up with them when you’re Mr. Freeze in freeze tag! Depending on how much time I have next semester, I may continue to volunteer with Kaleidoscope even after my class is over!
Me and some of the kids on my last day!
Yesterday I had my second volunteer day at Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and I had even more fun than I did the first time! Instead of being with the middle school kids, I was assigned to play with the younger kids. And let me tell ya, it was so much easier.
One girl I helped needed help with her homework. Instead of needing to find the circumference of circles with the older kids, which is hard without a calculator, she needed help counting the number of pennies and writing the answer down.
After she needed help, the kids were allowed to go outside and play. After losing to a group of 7 year olds in football, we all decided to play freeze tag. And, not surprisingly, I lost miserably and could barely keep up with all the kids! Then I had to help each of them cross the monkey bars since they were so little and almost threw my back out doing it! Needless it say, I had a fun time playing with them and am uber excited to do the same next week.
The kids were probably as hyper as I was in this picture! ...Don't ask, by the way...!!