Sunday, June 1, 2014

Report of the activities held on May 22nd, 2014 at KDM

Report of the workshop held on May 22nd, 2014


Participants: 14 kids from the Yellow class


Trainers: Nancy, Sotar, Sara, Ulie, Mara, Benedetta


What we needed:


Board game (Sotar)
Certificates (Nancy)
Guitar (Sara)
9 scarves to close the eyes of the kids (Sotar)



1) Emoticons

5 min


Kids were restless in the beginning. Many said they were sad that Sara is leaving. They were putting the last hand on Sara's present. 


2) Songs

"The little green frog" song:


"Mh, mh, said the little green frog one day

Mh, mh, said the little green frog,

Mh me, said the little green frog one day

And the frogs went mh mh aaaah.


But we, all frogs go: LA LE La LE LA


but we all frogs go: la le la le la

we dont go mh mh aaaah!"


- "Dihina dan malu malu" song (self-conscious feelings song)

"dihina dan malu-malu  ragù-ragù yakin  ragù-ragù yakin

dihina dan malu-malu ragù-ragù yakin segan bingung

diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesial puas yakin spesial

diper-malukan kikuk disalakhan puas yakin spesial puas yakin"


(Meaning: "humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, confident

humiliated and inhibited, hesitant, reticent, confused

dis-honored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident, special

dis-honored, awkward, blamed, satisfied, confident)


- Cara kamu song 

"Cara kamu, berpikir,

mengubah, apa yang

kamu rasakan dan lakukan

kamu rasakan dan lakukan"

(Meaning: the way you think changes the way you feel and do)

5 min



3) Mouse and cat game

5 min


One of the most appreciated games. Kids enjoyed it a lot. Only they got a bit annoyed with M who didn't want to stop running.

We had to set the rule in order to change the role of the mouse after max two minutes, linking to somebody. They also had to be the mouse (tikus) at least once.


4. Blind man game.

Kids were divided in couples. 1 child put a blindfold on the other; subsequently, he or she guided the partner through the room; furthermore, he or she let the blindfolded mate touch whatever he/she wanted. Then they exchanged roles.


The guides walked fast, they also didn't check if the blindfolded partner could manage to proceed. They were not very serious.


Question: what do you feel when you're blindfolded?


Ar: It's not a nice feeling not to be able to see
De: Can't see the world or other people
Iit reminds her of Rawinala (home for blind/multiple handicapped people)
F: not comfortable, can't see people
J: feels scared
TCan’t see the beautiful things
Sy: not used to walk in the dark
N: doesn't like it, feels too dependent on someone else


Question: what does it feel to be a guide?


R: likes it
De and T: Like to be a friend of blind people, like to help
J: likes to tease
R: reminds him of Rawinala; helped guide one of the blind kids


QuestionWhat do you like to touch?


Ar: confusing, doesn't know what he's touching
I: touched something she thought was a table, but when she felt hair, she realized it was Mara


5) Game: circle of spreading emotions

(Emotions are normally contagious)


1 - pass a smile

2 - pass an angry face


5 min


Sy was the last in the circle to repeat the emotion, but he wasn't able to do anything but smiling. Everybody looked at him. He looked very uncomfortable and he went outside.


6) Name as many emotions as you can

(See if their vocabulary has grown over these two months)

5 min


galau, murung, kesal, sedih, ragu ragu, gembira, malu, tergila-gila, marah, spesial, puas, dicinta, tersakiti, dipermalukan, patah hati, bingung, kehilangan, disalahkan, yakin, ditinggalkan, sengsara, dibebaskan, kaget, jijik, kecewa, sakit hati, lelah, lemas


Upset, depressed, upset, sad, hesitant, happy, shy, crazy, angry, specials, satisfied, be loved, hurt, humiliated, heartbroken, confused, lost, blame, sure, abandoned, miserable, released, shocked, disgusted, disappointed, hurt, tired, weak


Sara counted 34 different emotions.

The improvement since March is huge, not only because they are mentioning a bigger number of emotions but also because they are much more accurate as well as refined in the emotions they mention.



7) We sit in a circle and talk about the workshops


Which activity did you like most?
What do you think has been more useful for you?
What would you like to work about in the future?

15 min


RM: when they had to sit on the balloon. It felt like jelly
I: liked the drama games, especially with Indy
N: liked the singing
J and T: the violin music. T would like to learn how to play
F: the musica song
Ar: the angry session games and sitting on the balloon
Sy: drawing
S: failure and anger sessions
Di: ball games
Fa: parachute games
A: Bogor session
De: everything




Ar: anger session. The newspaper exercises taught him how to express anger in a different way. The balloon game taught him not to be scared
I: drama; learned to express feelings
N: the newspaper games to express anger
S: failure session; don't be afraid and try again (she now wishes to try again a cooking class)
J: anger session and newspaper game
F: drama games
I: respect all emotions and respect the friend's emotions



Ar: a session about failure
F: drama games
J: parachute game
S: games with recycled objects, like newspaper games
M: games with music
X: she understands better others emotions.


They wanted all the guests to come back (Indy, Therese, Elisabetta etc)




9) Board-game on emotions (made by Iolanda) 

20 min


Kids loved the game. They tried hard to answer the questions. 


10) Certificates delivery

15 min 


11) Songs

Every morning song







5 min

N: 1. angry, 2. sad
Sy: 1. tired, 2. sad
Fa: 1. very happy, sad. 2. sad
S: 1. sad, angry. 2. tired, sad
I: 1. sad, 2. tired, sad
De: 1. very happy. 2. very happy, sad, happy
M: 1. tired, very happy, happy. 2. tired, very happy, scared, happy
Ar: 1. very happy, sad, happy. 2. tired, very happy, sad
Di: 1. angry. 2. very happy, sad
A: 1. sad. 2. sad
R: 1. sad. 2. sad
T: 1. tired, sad, scared, shy, angry, happy. 2. sad, scared, angry


Nancy wisely suggested to give a workshop on "saying goodbye" in the future. 



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