At “Sleepover Under the Stars” last weekend at the New York Society, 10 kids and 10 adults from our Society participated in this unique opportunity to get to know each other. We started by doing a “musical chairs” drawing activity, where we started a drawing on the tablecloth, then put on music and moved chairs, then added on to the drawing, and so on. This impromptu activity ended up being a great ice-breaker as we got to draw and chat. We then had a potluck dinner and went to play on the rooftop playground at dusk. Kids participated in a treasure box art activity while some of the adults learned a new game called “Priorities.”
At the end of the evening, everyone staked out their sleeping areas and fell asleep looking at the misty tops of NYC buildings. Some kids constructed sleeping areas with giant blocks, some slept in tents, and one even slept in a hammock. In the morning we had breakfast, with some painting and yoga in the mix. This was a lovely way for kids and adults to bond over our shared experience with Ethical Culture.
Samantha Stankiewicz, Ethical Education Director