Requirement 3G (Learn the rules of a game or sport. Then, go watch an amateur or professional game or sporting event.) is a fun one. When Capt. N was a tiger and now with Mr. T we chose to go to an amateur hockey game. Our local team are the Winterhawks & they are always exciting to watch. But, of course, there's more to the requirement than just watching a game. The boys are supposed to learn a little about the game. This year I found some fun ways to teach them about hockey.
|I made up booklets for each of the scouts. The cover was a piece of construction paper with a hockey jersey glued on. Inside were a few activity worksheets from PrintActivities.com. I used this word search to go over some hockey terms.|
|Mr. T's decorated jersey. The template came from Making Learning Fun.|
|After learning about hockey the boys played a game on a mini ice rink. I absolutely love this idea. I found it at Au Pair in America.|
How to Make a Mini Ice Rink:
• Cut a piece of 17" x 22" white paper slightly smaller than the inside of an old cookie sheet.
• Using sharpies, draw a simple layout of a hockey rink on the white paper
• Cut a piece of clear contact paper to fit the inside of the cookie sheet
• Lay the white paper in the cookie sheet & cover it with the contact paper. The white paper should be smaller than the contact paper, leaving an edge completely around the cookie sheet for the contact paper to stick to.
• Fill cookie sheet about half way up the sides with water
• Carefully place the water filled cookie sheet on a flat shelf in the freezer
• After the water has turned to ice, take the cookie sheet out & play hockey!
|The boys played one on one games. My hubby worked on a different requirement with the boys who weren't playing the game.|
|I used a utility knife to cut two large craft sticks. Once glued together they became our hockey sticks. We used a button as the puck.|
|A couple years ago, with Capt. N's tiger den, instead of a mini ice rink we made a large rink out of tape stuck to our living room floor. The boys used the large sized craft sticks as hockey sticks & a nickel as the puck.|
|Then, there was the fun part of actually seeing a hockey game.|
|The Winterhawks mascot, Tom-a-Hawk|
|Watching the game|
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