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Activity 31 Word Search

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Activity 24 Dueling Families

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Activity 24

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Method

Pre-course work.

Notes:

In advance, you will need to prepare questions that have multi-part answers.

Take these questions and answers from the material that has been covered in the training to this point.

Print out the answers to each question separately on paper or poster board. It will be necessary to display the answers as they are called out correctly by the team members so provision should be made for adequate display.

Probably the best method of display is either a flannel board (which you can make or purchase) or stick-on Velcro™ mounted to a large board with corresponding Velcro™ on the back of each answer.

In some situations, there is enough tray space below chalkboards or whiteboards to hold the answers.

You will need to prepare either four, six, or eight questions with multi-part answers. An example of such a question would be:

Q: What are six characteristics of an effective team member?

A: Honest, open, unafraid of conflict, self-confident, good listener, flexible, tolerant, etc.

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Activity 21 Coaches Bowl

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Activity 21

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Method

Step 1: Introduce the activity.

Notes:

Explain what material will be covered during the activity.

Explain how the game will be played (refer to Step 4).

Step 2: Prepare materials.

Notes:

Divide the group into two teams.

Give each team 10 index cards.

Allow 15 minutes for each team to write 10 questions and answers based on the material to be covered. The question should be written on one side of the card and the answer on the other.

While teams are writing their questions, prepare a flipchart to use for keeping score. Divide the chart into two columns and write the team names at the top of each column.

Step 3: Set up the game area.

Notes:

Select one to four participants from each team to represent their respective teams.

Seat the players at separate tables facing you. You will act as the moderator for the game.

Determine how players will signal when they want to answer a question. (This is where noise makers can be used, or you could have one team shout

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Activity 49 Tearing up Communication

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Activity 49

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Method

Step 1: Introduce the activity and organize the group.

Notes:

Divide the group into groups of two. If you have an odd number, ask one person to be an observer.

Ask each pair to identify a “sender” and a “receiver.”

Partners should stand back-to-back with senders facing you.

Senders should stand in a straight line or some other configuration so that no receivers can see any of the senders.

Step 2: Explain the activity.

Notes:

Tell partners that the goal of the activity is to produce two identical papers after folding and tearing the paper. Explain the procedures and the rules:

Senders will learn how to fold and tear their papers by observing you.

They will fold and tear their papers as you provide direction.

Senders will then describe to their receivers how to fold and tear the paper to produce an identical paper.

Receivers may not talk or provide any form of nonverbal communication to the senders.

Senders and receivers must be standing back-to-back at all times.

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Activity 25 Concentrate on.

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Activity 25

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Method

Step 1: Prepare the activity (see Trainer’s Notes).

Notes:

You will need to prepare play card(s) based on the topic.

Cards can be small (8½ x 11) for using with groups of three, or a large play card can be prepared on a flipchart page or poster board for larger groups.

When preparing the play card, remember to devise some method by which the words can be covered until correctly identified in matching pairs. Playing pieces such as checkers, buttons, or bottle caps can be used for the smaller version. For the larger version, you can use Velcro™ on paper or poster board.

Magnetic strips can be used on a metal whiteboard. Number the outside so that players call them as they attempt to match pairs.

Step 2: Introduce the activity.

Notes:

Explain that this activity will be used to either:

Review the material just covered.

Introduce the material to be covered.

Explain that the exercise will work similar to the TV game show

Concentration. The object is to uncover matching pairs. When a person or team remembers correctly and uncovers a pair, they score a point and get to play again. When all the pairs have been matched, the person or team with the highest score wins. Explain that actually everyone wins.

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