Friday, January 23, 2009

The Animal Game

Each participant chooses an animal and a movement to match the animal. Everyone stands in a circle and you go around, the first time just showing your movement to the group. Then you pick one person to start. They do their movement then someone else's movement. The person whose movement they did then does their own movement and a different person’s movement. If a person takes too long to do someone else's movement or they do the movement of someone who is already out then they are out. Eventually you get down to two people and you have to wait for someone to mess up. The whole game is played without saying anything (but you can remind someone they're out). (Directions shared by Ashley, a young person from Newberry, Michigan)

Going Deeper:
*How did you choose an animal?
*How did you remember other people’s animals?
*What strategies helped you be successful in this game?
*Can you use any of these strategies to help with other experiences in life (sports, school, homework, hobbies, relationships…)?

The asset connection:
Creative activities * Achievement motivation * Homework * Responsibility * Planning and decision making * Interpersonal competence *

If YOU have a favorite game to share, please send it to us at ann(at)TheAssetEdge(dot)net. We'd love to share it with other folks around the world!

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“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato