Dare To Be Different

45 minutes
Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to solve problems, adapting to the given resources and conditions.

Resources & Preparation Needed

Paper

Pens or pencil

Jump rope

Sticky notes 

Handout (optional)

Description

This scavenger hunt game involves solving a list of problem activities. 

  • The trainer divides the group into teams. 
  • Give each group a list of “to do activities”. The list should begin with some simple tasks, with increasingly more difficult activities. 

Some suggested activities are (see also the handout):

  • Write a one 4 word poem on a given theme.
  • Find an object readily available in the area in which you are playing
  •  Drink a whole can or glass of a liquid
  •  Solve one line in a crossword puzzle
  •  Write out all the lyrics of a couplet of a song (a Christmas carol works well at holiday time for example) You can use your phone to find the music.
  • Take a picture of someone between 60 and 65 years old
  •  Play the jump rope, the highest score wins, video the attempt and share.
  •  Draw Mickey Mouse
  • Find something that will float
  • Place 50 sticky notes on a fellow student
  • Find something that rhymes with jar.

These are just some examples to help you think about some options. Note: Make sure the assignments are quick and easy but fun and interactive to make sure students are really working on it full speed.

  • Students can be as creative as they want, they can do it inside or outside and online, there are a lot of prints available, to be able to mix it up every time. 
  • The trainer should look at the kind  of class and students they have and try to make it fit their curriculum so it has more relevance. 
  • The team that completes all the activities first, wins.
Ideas For Reflection

Reflect with your students on time management, the way they asked people for help and zoom in on the assignments that weren’t finished. Check if these were the same for all students or if others did manage to complete the tasks, see if the students can give each other feedback, tips and compliments. This game should be fun and uplifting for all spirits.