Frost’s ‘Flour Babies’ Enhance Students' Social Skills

Frost’s ‘Flour Babies’ Enhance Students' Social Skills
Students at Robert Frost recently participated in a “flour baby” project, designed to enhance social and decision-making skills while bringing awareness to teenage pregnancy and the difficulties that accompany it. For the project, students carried around a five-pound bag of flour or sugar, after giving the “baby” a face, gender and name. They were partnered with another student of the same or opposite sex, sharing the responsibilities of caring for the child throughout the day. Each class was given a set of twins and a child with special needs such as cystic fibrosis or diabetes. Those with special needs “flour babies” were required to set alarms on their phones to simulate administering medication.