Ice-breakers, Team Builders, Games and Activities
for Public Achievement
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Why use activities?
Activities and games cam be effective tools for
|How to choose an activity:
When choosing a game or activity to play keep these questions in mind:
Purpose: Why is the activity being used?
Objectives: What lesson do I want this game to demonstrate and can it be clearly connected in a reflection component?
Time: Do we have enoughy time to play the game, debrief and reflect on the outcome?
Realities: Will this game get the group to focus, or more sidetracked?
|The importance of games and activities is not necessarily the activity itself but the activity combined with reflection and debriefing that follows. A successful activity is one in which the team is able to understand the concepts better and/or understand the problem and are able to reflect on the group dynamics that have been the case of a problem.|
|Public Achievement Icebreakers, Team Builders, Games and Activities.
We are working on adding a list of activities used in PA or suggested for PA use.
|Please send us a description of your favorite PA activities to firstname.lastname@example.org
How to write up Games and Exercises:
Rohnke, Karl. 1998. The Bottomless Bag: Adventure Notes from Karl Roihnke. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 2460 Kerper Blvd. PO Box 539. Dubuqeue Iowa. 52004
Rohnke, Karl and Steve Butler. 1995. QuickSilver: Adventure Games, Initiative Problems, Trust Activities and a Guide to Effective Leadership. KEndall/Hunt Publishing Co. 2460 Kerper Blvd. PO Box 539. Dubuqeue Iowa. 52004
Orlick, Terry. 1978,1982. The Cooperative Sports and Games Book I and II. Pantheon. New York.
Sambhava and Josette Luvmour. 1990. Everyone Wins! New Society Publishers. Philadelphia, PA.
Bodenhamer, Gretchen, Leonard Burger, Priscilla Prutzman and Lee Stern. 1988. The Friendly Classroom for a Small Planet. New Society Publishers. Philadelphia, PA.
Guidlines for the Responsive Classroom.1997. Northeast Foundation for Children. Greenfield , MA