What a blast! For wheel week, children’s brought their favorite riding toy and helmet. We closed the parking lot to cars and rolled around on bikes, trikes, scooters, wheel barrows and wagons!
We offered wheeled picture lacing cards, cars and ramps, wheeled coloring pages, and an array of books about bikes, trucks, buses, wheelchairs and more!
We offered a basket of stuffies who wanted rides around our loop.
We played a game in which we awarded a golden ticket to everyone who completed a loop on wheels. Each child put their ticket into a common container so we could work together to fill it to the tippy top! Upon our group accomplishment, we could chant, “Team work! ” or “We did it!” emphasizing collective gain over personal accomplishment– team work over competition.
We invited guests to our online circle to teach about wheelchairs and bike safety. We learned wheelchairs promote mobility and enhance quality of life for people who have difficulties in walking; and it’s important to make space for people using wheelchairs to get by. We learned that traffic signs are relevant to cars, pedestrians and bicycles. And we rocked out to Kimya Dawson’s playful song “I Like My Bike”
*Thanks to Katherine & Nicholas from United Cerebral Palsy for sharing about Nic’s wheelchair use.
*Thanks to Liz from Clever Cycles for sharing about bike safety.