The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities

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Overview

This is not the Wrecking Yard -- that's where peoples' lives are destroyed and torn apart. This is the wRECking Yard -- the place where activities and games (productive RECreation) help people put good lives together.

Alanna Jones has crafted 104 activities for children, adolescents and adults that help you teach them teamwork, self-esteem, self-discovery, leisure education, communication, anger management and fitness.

First of all, each one is fun. Second, each one helps the participants understand themselves and their lives better. That's why this book is becoming a favorite with professionals throughout North America who are looking for activities that do more than just pass the time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882883356
  • Publisher: Idyll Arbor, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 800,668
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Assessing the Group 3
Selecting the Game 3
Leading the Game 5
Leading the Discussion 6
Teamwork 9
Mega Mini Golf 12
Group Banner 14
Sticky Spaghetti 16
Create a Game 18
Three Legged Basketball 20
Water Carry Challenge 22
Disability Obstacle Course 24
Cookie Bake 26
Blind Obstacle Course 28
Root Beer Float Lifeboat 30
Blind Earthball Soccer 32
Partner Card Tower 34
Create a Skit 36
Group Jump Rope 38
Puzzle Mix 40
Blind Square Observation 42
Gift Wrap Challenge 44
Over Under 46
Towel Volleyball 48
Group Hop 50
Self-Esteem 53
Pass It On 56
Include 58
Team Leadership 60
Gift From the Heart 62
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Basketball 64
Butterfly Beginnings 66
Tattle Tale 68
Awards and Trophies 70
Mirror 72
Label Me 74
Great Greeting Cards 76
New Newspaper 78
Fantastic Frames 80
Compliment Collage 82
Negative Comment List 84
The Unexpected Gift 86
Not Cool (But Possibly Fun) 88
Quarter Drop 90
Orange Pass Relay 91
Marshmallow Find 92
Spud Swing 93
Someone Who... Bingo 94
Self-Discovery 97
Goal Group 100
Sentimental Songs 102
The Song and I 104
How I See You, How You See Me 106
Situation Imitation 108
Hats 110
To Make This Box Represent Me, I Would 112
Family Sculptures 114
Human Sculptures 116
Music Medley 118
Lavish Lyrics 120
If I Were a Flower 122
New Role 124
Unique Qualities 126
Leisure Education 129
Leisure Theme Collage 132
Time Switch 134
Family Activity 136
Spring Break Plan 140
Family Fun Map 143
Activity Alphabet 146
Leisure Interview 148
Teach and Learn 150
One Minute 152
Interest Sparker 156
Bored Board 158
Communication Skills 161
Silent Volleyball (With a Twist) 164
Follow Directions Obstacle Course 166
Blind Map Walk 168
Direction Direction 170
Back to Back 172
Tactile Telephone 174
20 Step Directions 176
Picture Not So Perfeet 178
Change Challenge 182
Are You Listening 184
Missing Words 186
Anger Management 191
Anger Awareness 194
Anger Release 196
Beware Aware 198
Self-Control Switch 200
Anger Choice 202
The Bump Sneak 204
Knock Out 206
Creative Competition 208
Team Croquet 210
Group Foosball 212
The Board Game Challenge 214
Puzzle Race 216
Fitness 217
Why Workout 220
Feelings Check 222
Lightning 224
Pin Soccer 226
Follow Me 228
Flying Saucer 230
Turbo Basketball 232
Rabbit Hunt 234
Dynamite Disk Golf 236
Spider Ball 238
Pick a Packet 240
Turbo Games 242
Alphabetical List of Games 243
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