Learning Through Play
USL 216 Service-Learning Project by Piper Sandstrom
- This project will be marketed to students at various schools that my service-learning organization visits
- An open field day for students and parents who want to come play games and learn
- There will be stations set up with multiple volunteers to lead educational games
- The games will incorporate learning objectives and tips on living a healthy life
- Parents will receive information (pamphlet, flyer, etc.) on how to live a healthier life and health tips
PO 3. Identify that physical activity is integral to good health
PO 2. Identify that foods are classified into food groups and that a variety of food is needed for personal health, growth, and development
PO 1. Identify that healthy behaviors affect personal health and overall well-being
PO 1. Describe ways to prevent communicable diseases
PO 1. Identify how the family influences personal health practices and behaviors
PO 2. Encourage family and peers to make positive health choices
Before explaining how to play the games and the educational aspects, the volunteers will see what the students already know about the topic.
While the children are playing the games, the volunteers will check for understanding. They will ask questions often about the educational aspects of the game and how they play into the games.
Before moving onto the next station, the volunteers and students will come together and verbally reflect on what they learned by playing the games.