May Tribes at Home

Date: April 27, 2018 Author: Jennifer Plaxton Categories: News Bits

SHAPING UP WITH “BLOCKS”

You will need two sets of the same items, can be done with blocks, lego, or even just a group of household items. The first person (the director) sets up their objects in some sort of shape or design on the table or floor out of sight of the second person. Then the object is so explain to the second person (the listener) how to place the items so they match the first design. Switch roles and try the activity again.

Questions to ask after the activity has been completed:

  • What did you learn giving directions to others?
  • Why is this a difficult activity?
  • Why is listening and following instructions important?
  • How did the director and listener work together?
  • How can they improve working together?
  • How did you feel having to follow directions without being able to see the pattern?