The banana synth was as popular as on the Saturday – the only thing we changed there was to replace some of the blacker bananas. We did tweak a few other things elsewhere though…
Being 2 members of staff down, we couldn’t run the BANANAS! Adventures movie-making activity – but it did mean that the Monkey Maze saw a lot more action.
Masks too, of course:
Once suitably attired, our intrepid trained monkeys entered the perilous maze, ready to be guided around the numerous hazards. That was the plan, anyway: it was interesting to watch how one dad’s idea to send a monkey under the ginormous spider’s web propagated throughout the rest of the day!
This became so much of a thing that some trained monkeys became deaf to any instructions that seemed to be guiding them in any other direction!
Meanwhile we had a couple of extremely dedicated MaKey MaKey tinkerers. We really liked their systematic exploration of all that was possible!
We learned a lot too – for example the grounding properties of the building itself!
Over at the video game area, we had set things up so that the trigger pads for controlling the monkey we some large tin-foil patches taped to the ground just that little bit too far away from each other.
It was great watching families and other groups (we had a Brownie six(?) in at one point) figuring out ways to work together to play the game.
We loved the way this introduced more team-working, creativity and movement.
I think these are my two favourite images from Sunday:
All of our photos and videos from the day can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/manyandvaried/sets/72157634923469089/