A month ago, Summer had an idea to start a club. A club of friends to do fun things. She figured she'd call it The Fun Club. We set about inviting all the people her age we knew of that she was friends with. The group turned out to be pretty large and scheduling a daunting task (no one is as busy as a homeschooler is). In the end, we opted to keep it to our closest friends, making it a group of six kids.
Today was the first Fun Club meeting. Summer had a small gift for each member. Another member had painted signs and tags for each of them to wear. She had also written a script: a reenactment of a confederation agreement between an aboriginal chief and four provincial representatives. The kids learned their lines and they filmed the movie. They went on to play at making a civil war movie and the club session closed with Summer and this older girl making meringues.
Not a lot, or any really, club business was dealt with, but a lot of fun was had. The key element of this club - Summer clearly stipulates - is that it is put on inclusively by the kids. No adult involvement is permitted.
A Fun Club blog has been created and the kids have plans to text back and forth future plans. I think there may be a bit of a future for the Fun Club!