For those of you adventure educators who get to teach health-related fitness using adventure activities (like those found in the great PA resource Achieving Fitness), head over to the FUNdoing Resources page for the latest addition.
I created the Health & Fitness Findings Bingo activity for a class I'm currently teaching and I thought some of you might be able to use it. The bingo sheet is a collection of health-related fitness items. Participants circulate around the room collecting signatures from people who have a relationship with the item. Some of the items include: I can balance on one foot for over a minute; I can do at least 10 push-ups in a row; I eat at least one piece of fruit a day. If I can find someone who eats fruit every day, I have that person sign the square. If I can get five different signatures in a row I can call out "BINGO!" And then, I get to keep on playing for more bingos. Health & Fitness Findings Bingo is a variation of the Human Bingo activity found in (another great resource from Project Adventure) Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Activity Guide.
Find the PDF instructions and Bingo Sheet over in the FUNdoing Resources section.
Let me know how is goes for you share your experience with a comment.
All the best,
I just finished a set of ready-to-print ice breaker question cards for an upcoming class. The PDF file is over on the Resources page here at FUNdoing.com. Scroll down to the "Activity Tools" to find them. I excerpted the questions from a really long collection posted on the internet by Jim Hough - thanks Jim!! (Jim's Questions). His collection has over 200 questions.
Activity Suggestion: Here's how I'll be using the cards (after I print, laminate, and cut them out). Each participant in the activity will receive one card. When ready to share, a person raises his or her hand looking for someone else doing the same thing. These two (or it could be more) players get together to share their questions and answers. After each question has been answered players exchange cards. With a new question each person is ready to find someone else to talk with if they choose to do so - indicated by raising a hand.
What are some of your favorite questions to ask? Share in the comments.
All the best,
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Dr. Chris Cavert is an internationally known author, speaker, and trainer in the area of adventure-based activity programming and its relation to community and pro-social behavior development.
This blog is a space for hands-on programable fun - energetic activities and ideas that can be used as a means to bring people together; activities and ideas we as educators can add to our social development curriculums.