Let's Go Down to the Tori!
Published: June 20, 2019
We are having a great time over here at Salolampi!
Follow us along through our day!
In the morning, villagers participated in the first activity session of the day. We made kynttilöitä (candles), played lentopallo (volleyball), and had a game of alias going.
For the first pelit ja projektit (games and projects) session of the day, villagers had some interactive learning time. One of our groups played a game of sähly (floor hockey), where they learned and used different game terminology. Another group went over how to tell the time in Finnish and then played a game of bingo to test their memory!
Isotauko (big break) time! This is a time in the day where many villagers utilize what they have learned in their pelit ja projektit groups and apply it to things like buying things in the kioski (kiosk), passing the ball, and asking for more löylyä (steam) in the sauna!
For our second activity time of the day, villagers painted käpyja (pinecones), practiced some Finnish choral songs, and continued to work on their pirtanauhat (woven belts).
The itlaohjelma (evening program) tonight was a big hit with our villagers! They were given fake euros to go and buy jäätelö (ice cream), korvapuusti, a face-painting session, and more. This program is meant to imitate a seaside market in Finland where you could likely buy some of these things. In order to buy what they wanted, they were prompted by counselors to answer in Finnish. We had a lot of fun!
The latter half of the iltaohjelma was our peruna (potato) skit portion. All of the pelit ja projektit groups created a scenario about a potato and acted it out.
It was so great to see everyone get on board with putting together and performing their skits! Definitely a big highlight of our day. Make sure to visit the blog tomorrow for more updates from our youth summer sessions!
If you would like to see more photos from this week, check out our Flickr page.