by Liana, Jewish Advisor
In Roots this past Thursday, we divided the group into two because they were a very big and rambunctious pack. We began with telling stories about our names – funny stories, the meaning, etc. – to help the advisors learn the participant’s names. Afterwards, we played a game where we wrote our name on six pieces of paper and mixed them up, and then had to go around the room finding the people who had your name. If they had your name, you had to answer the question they had in order to get the piece of paper. This helped with getting to know people better – names, interests, and personalities – and kept everyone laughing. The counselors were great in assisting the advisors with activities and keeping the kids engaged and focused.
At the end of the meeting, all of Roots came together and we handed out contact cards and candy, telling them about the weekend seminar in November and telling them we had a great time and were so excited to get to know them this year! Overall, the advisors thought the meeting went well and that the kids were happy to be together again. We realized that the activities should be more catered towards their age and interests next meeting, but we were so happy to meet the kids and everyone is looking forward to what is sure to be a great seminar in just a few weeks!