Intention: Awaken interest, group connection
Two clowns enter with lively music and a mysterious suitcase, making the children very curious..
They open the suitcase and inside there’s an instrument. They play with it a little and then put it back in the case.
Upon arrival, the idea is to get the children interested in the mysterious content of the suitcase.
There is a surprise in there, that needs to be discovered together as a group. .
The clowns initiate a delightful ritual, knocking on the suitcase, asking if it’s ready to reveal its secrets.
The suitcase playfully resists, presenting various tasks like knocking five times, cleaning it with a scarf, blowing on it, or singing a melody.
Finally, with a sense of magic, the suitcase opens, revealing a treasure – the instruments. Inside are many instruments that can then be explored and played with.
Some children join the group, while others explore independently, and a few receive assistance from the staff.
It’s a joyful, interactive experience that fosters both group cohesion and individual expression.
It can be less stressful if every child is focused on their own activity, instead of making them wait for an activity to start.