Youth Cooperative Effort

Ever wanted something really cool to happen, but knew it would take a group effort?

I watched these kids for a half hour collaborate their peer resources and develop a method of getting the Firefighters’ attention. First it was just a couple of kids becking and hollering at the Firefighters to shoot the water cannon so they could cool off (or maybe just see if they’d do it). Then more kids joined in and every once in awhile the Fire Truck would dowse them.

For some reason, I’m thinking creativity of two wee little tykes, the chant came.

And that chant came in chorus as the not much older kids came into play. Once the chilling effect of being briefly drenched became adaptive and enjoyable, they had that water cannon firing on cue.

Soak in the good times kids can create!

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