How to spend a day of laughter in the camp
Everyone who has at least once rested in a children's camp, knows perfectly well that a rare day there did without any contests, role plays or theatrical performances. Time goes by, and the saying "old old" in this regard is no longer relevant. This can be said with certainty, because for several generations now children who grew up in the countries of the Soviet and post-Soviet space are happy to play games such as "Cossack robbers" and "warrior", and when they come to the camp, they look forward to the Day Neptune and, of course, the Day of Laughter.
What is the Day of Laughter?
The day of laughter in the camp is a kind of antipode to Halloween, a cheerful and terrible holiday of every possible bogeyman. Jokes, jokes, unusual contests, which are not so much savvy and quickness as the ability to smile charmingly and contagiously laugh, are mandatory, but the guys do not even bother with this. The day of laughter in the camp is an entertaining game, not only stretched all day, but also surprisingly involved in the process of counselors and educators.
The use of laughter
One of the heroes of the wonderful but slightly frightening tale of James Crew "Tim Thaler or sold laughter" once said that from a variety of explosions he recognizes only the explosion of healthy child laughter. Given that at school and at home, children just hear that "do not swing" and "be more careful", the Day of laughter for children, especially at the height of summer vacations, has become a real gift. This is a great opportunity to relax and relax.
How is the Day of Laughter in the camp?
Of course, given that modern children are unlikely to be interested in contests held once for their dads and moms, each time something special is invented. That's why he and Laughter Day. In the camp (the script is usually developed individually by a team of counselors) it is allowed to improvise what grateful participants perceive as "hurray."
As a rule, the guys are divided into two teams, each of which is preparing its own logo. Recently, given the general computerization of the younger generation, incredible popularity has acquired emoticons, which become the peculiar symbols of this fun and funny holiday. The award for the victory in this or that contest is quite original, it's not the disgusted chocolate-biscuit bars and sweets, but the painted cones. Not on their faces, of course, although some in excitement manage to inflict a battle paint on themselves and on their comrade. The marks are placed on the emblem emoticons. Whose smilie will be more caulked, he won.
Among the contests I would like to mention those who have an element of group psychotherapy. All of us once were teenagers and remember how many tears were delivered to us by "ugly" noses, teeth, ears or eyes. And how many unpleasant minutes had to be experienced in connection with the "funny" name. But the competitions "Whose nose is better" and "Horns and hoofs" help teenagers get rid of complexes and understand that ugly people do not exist, and if you treat your real and imaginary external flaws with a sufficient amount of healthy humor, life becomes much more beautiful.
In short, the Day of Laughter in the camp gives children not only the long-awaited opportunity to have a good time, but also to look at themselves from outside and see their comrades in a different light.