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Re: [Rabbits] Kids and 'Mids

  • FromChristopher Hickman <tophu@xxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 08 Jan 2007 14:35:18 -0800
On Monday, January 08, 2007, at 05:27PM, "Kimberly Terrill" <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>I taught treehouse to a friend of mine. Her 4 yr old boy came over to see
>what we were doing. Knowing him, I knew the Treehouse game would be a bit
>beyond his grasp  for the time I had to play and teach him. So I let him
>pick his favorite color (he choose the Cyan) and I choose orange.  After
>putting our pieces in the tree formation he had to cover his eyes (which he
>could barely do- he was too excited). I rearranged my 3 pieces and then he
>opend his eyes and copied it with his peices. After he knew what we were
>doing I added a nest  (so he had 2 nest each). And he had to copy not only
>the layout but color placement (but of course we were using different colors
>so my purple was his cyan and my white was his orange). And after he copied
>what I built I closed my eyes and he made an arrangement for me to copy. He
>had a lot of fun. Then his sister came ove (she is 6) and he taught her the
>game. The 4 yr old really loved playing. He really liked making the
>arrangement for me to copy! I think I might buy a stash and mail it to him
>with a card. (and send a Happy Flower to his sister). And it was neat
>becasue his dad was there and I could tell his dad didn't think he could do
>it. His dad kept trying to tell him how to do- but the boy had already
>gotten it. I think that made little Sam feel very good, too.

That sounds cool.  What have you named this game?

>My 10 and 13 yr old taught Treehouse to a boy at church. We were all sitting
>around the little cafe part and there was boy (about 15) all alone and
>looking bored. So I gave them a Treehouse Stash and told them to inivite him
>to play. It was a great ice breaker and they learned it's okay to ask 'the
>new kid' to join them and they got practice in being friendly. (the boy was
>just visiting and his parent was in the service or something- but he was
>just waiting- he seemed so happy to be asked to play)

Reminds me of when we played Fluxx and Nanofictionary with strangers in the airport. :)

>--Kimberly (yes, we have a little coffee shop inside our church- just incase
>you thought you read wrong)

A coffee shop in your church? Where's your church, Seattle?

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