- Create background story
- Count people playing and collect 1 less thing to step on (lilypads, turtles, pillows)
- Stand on one end of large room or outside and plan how to get everyone across
- “the river” without touching the ground or leaving anyone behind.
Final questions: What was hard about this? What did we do well? What is our strategy
for next time?
- Pick a partner.
- Sit back to back.
- Partner 1- has the "masterpiece". (Don’t show it to anyone!)
- Partner 2 – has blank paper, something to draw with, something hard to write on
- Start timer if multiple teams are playing.
- Partner 1 describes the masterpiece to partner 2 in as much detail as possible.
- Partner 2 draws the masterpiece only by listening without looking at the picture, asking questions about details when needed.
- When time runs out or you are finished, compare partner 2’s picture to the masterpiece.
Final questions: what was the same on both boards? What was different? What made this hard? What was easy about this? What is our strategy to do this better next time?
#3: Paper Telephone
Get materials- paper and pencils
- 1st person- write a 1-2 sentence story.
- 2nd person- without talking to anyone, draw a picture of the story. Fold paper to hide the 1st
- 3rd person- write a 1-2 sentence story that accurately explains what is happening in the
- 4th person- draw a picture to illustrate the 2nd story only. You can’t see the first sentence.
- Continue pattern until everyone gets their original story back.
Final questions: What was hard? What was funny? Why did the story change? Why or how
did it stay the same?