April Intergenerational Playgroup

Tobacco Roots Mountain Care Center and Sheridan’s 4th grade play together

This month's Intergenerational Playgroup started on the afternoon of April 11th, when the students paid a visit to the residents of the nursing home to express their creative side. The Sheridan 4th grade class, led by Katie Grover, stopped by Tobacco Root Mountain Care Center (TRMCC) to paint terra cotta planters with the residents this month. Each student and resident had their own pot to decorate and paint however they desired. The entire room was very focused for the whole hour, and it was so fun to see the children express themselves through art. 

Two weeks later, after a good coating of polyurethane spray had been added to their painted pots, the students came back to plant seeds! Our amazing "in-house gardener," Kitty Frank, provided us with some marigold seeds from our very own greenhouse. The students got to harvest their own seeds from past years flowers, they really enjoyed that and hopefully learned something, too! Over the next few weeks, they will continue to watch their seeds grow and take them home just in time for Mother's Day.

We had a little extra time left at the end of the hour, and I noticed the kids had blown up their rubber gloves like balloons. I suggested the students make a big circle and play "don't let it hit the ground" AKA "balloon toss" with a rubber glove.  Proof that it doesn't take much to entertain kids! 

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