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Friday Lesson: Creating Conditions for Community

Courtesy of Laurie Frank | Creating Conditions for Community Recently I was on a Greyhound bus from Key West, Florida to Miami and had an interesting experience. Every time the bus stopped for a break the driver would admonish us about being responsible. He said things like, “You’re all adults and I won’t come looking for you,” or “Stay in the area or we’ll leave without you. I will not wait for...

Friday Lesson: A.S.A.P. Activities (As Simple As Possible)

Courtesy of Chris Cavert | A.S.A.P. Activities (As Simple As Possible) Needs: Each activity will have its specific needs. For some of the timed activities, you, the facilitator, will clock everyone under the same time. Also, each activity is designed for groups of 10 to 12 participants. Procedure: The following activities can be used in a variety of ways. Take one to fill some extra time in your program. Have these...

Friday Lesson: Mix & Match Activity

Courtesy of Chris Cavert | Mix & Match Thanks to Andy via Melanie via Mark Needs: You will need one envelope for every two participants in your group and a bunch of Mix-and-Match sentences. (See Procedure.) Procedure: There is a little preparation involved in this one. You will want to choose some sentences to work with. These sentences can be anything from funny to serious. If you just want to break the...

Friday Lesson: Name Ball Activity

Courtesy of Chris Cavert | Name Ball From Games for Group, Book 1 by Chris Cavert (adapted from an activity by Frank Harris) Needs: Two different colored lightweight balls (for example, one yellow tennis ball and a red squish/relax ball) and a mid-size open area.  I like to use some spots for players to stand on—but they are not necessary. Procedure: Have players stand in a circle, facing in, with space to...

Friday Lesson: Are You More Like… ?

Courtesy of Chris Cavert | Are you more like typing or writing?  Are you more like reading or listening? A facilitator could use these choices with a group to show commonalities between group members; a way to get people to know each other a little better. They could also ask additional questions about a choice that the participants have made.  In addition, the choices made by the participants can be used by the...

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