Its rules are deceptively simple: The entire group must find a way to occupy a space that shrinks over time, until they are packed creatively like sardines.
You can form the boundary with a rope, a tarp or blanket being folded over or small traffic cones. Go for Gold This game is similar to the “If you build it” game: Teams have a common objective, but instead of each one having the same materials, they have access to a whole cache of materials.
Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test.
Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.
For a unique variation, set up a multi-directional game by tying ropes in such a way that three or four teams tug at once.
Some teams might choose to work together to eliminate the other groups before going head-to-head. Keep it Real This open-ended concept is simple and serves as an excellent segue into problem-based learning.
You can use the following 3 fun problem solving games in any situation and make them last for a duration of your choice, all you require are a few items from around the office or home.
This is the first of our problem solving offerings and an excellent activity to include some creativity within your group.
This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. You can recycle this activity throughout the year by adapting the challenge or materials to specific content areas. Save the Egg This activity can get messy and may be suitable for older children who can follow safety guidelines when working with raw eggs.
Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. Simply divide students into teams and give them equal amounts of a certain material, like pipe cleaners, blocks, or even dried spaghetti and marshmallows. The challenge can be variable (think: Which team can build the tallest, structurally-sound castle? Teams must work together to find a way to “save” the egg (Humpty Dumpty for elementary school students?