Rain doesn't stop play in Livingstone
December 8 2014

In spite of the rain, the most recent Natebe Kid’s Club was an enjoyable occasion for all; and the final community visit for many of the Livingstone volunteers who were due to leave to return to their respective home countries. 

The day began with an energetic game of football, before it was time to go inside for the morning’s lesson; appropriately enough about the weather.  The volunteers led the session, using pictures to depict the different weather conditions.  The children were asked to talk about the weather outside, what they thought about snow, and to choose their favourite colour of the rainbow.  They also drew pictures to illustrate sunshine, rain, snow, clouds, etc.  But their favourite part of the lesson by far was being taught the ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’ song along with the gestures to show the spider climbing up the spout!

Following the lesson, it was back outside to play ‘Simon Says’, during which the children proved to be a formidable force, beating the volunteers hands down.  Many decided another game of football was in order after that, while the others continued the playground games: ‘The Hokey Cokey’, ‘What Time is it Mr. Fox?’ and the ever-popular ‘Duck, Duck, Goose’.  The children also introduced their visitors to some traditional African games.  Then - sad to leave - it was time for the volunteers to say their final goodbyes; to the children first and not long after that to Zambia.

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