Lay the Way

Set of pictograms free to download and print out, to illustrate the life cycle of materials in a playful way.

https://ziel13.nznb.de/download/ (Leg den Weg)

Remark: You’ll find more downloadable stuff here: “Bauunterlagen für die Dämmstoffbar” translates to “Construction documents for the Insulation Bar”, a model scale display of various insulation materials (see pic to your right); whereas “Bauunterlagen für das Praxis-Lehrmodell „Strohbau“” gives you the construction documents for building a model to practice straw bale infill, as shown in the left pic. All documentation is German only.

Spymaster

Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.

Spymaster: Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.
Entertaining language training adaptable to all topics; although the more abstract it gets the more difficulties you’ll have to face.

Language and memory training, honing your skills of expression, understanding connections – all as an entertaining, competitive game of two groups.

Number of People: 6-20

Time: 0.5 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, classroom

Equipment:

  • pens in 3 different colours
  • paper

Link to desription (doc): Spymaster_Modified_En

Black Market of Knowledge

Hannah Hurtzig explains the black market of knowledge.

The transfer of knowledge as a communicative and performative act. The starting point is an interesting and current topic on which local knowledge has been accumulated. The market creates a space to retrieve this knowledge. The individual conversations of experts and discussion partners can be followed by observers (”black listeners”).
(Idea by Hannah Hurtzig, MobileAcademy [link to video])

Number of People: 50–1000

Time: 3–10 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, a room that is large enough to accommodate all participants and also has room for all tables. Lounge.

Equipment:

  • Small tables (for 2 people)
  • Table lamp
  • Microphones
  • Headsets for audience
  • Installation for the transmission of the conversations
  • Acoustic signal, such as a gong

Link to desription (doc): Black Market of Knowledge

Awareness

Different definitions and meanings of awareness

Number of People: any, best not more than 15

Time: 1 hr

Place/Space: indoor, classroom

Equipment:

  • Flip chart, beamer, post-its … according to your presentation method

Link to desription (doc): Awareness

Karaoke/Sing-Along

Karaoke/Sing-Along

Multiple variations of karaoke/sing-along games with or without equipment needed and different duration of the activities.

1. Name That Tune
2. Rewrite the Song
3. Song Lyric Musical Chairs
4. Rock Star Sing Off
5. Misheard Lyrics
6. Karaoke Roulette
7. Blind Auditions

Number of People: 5–15

Time: 0.25–1.5 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, as little as possible

Equipment (depending on the chosen game):

  • Computer (optional)
  • Internet (optional)
  • Speakers (optional)
  • Paper, pens, bowl (optional)

Link to desriptions (doc): Karaoke/Sing-Along

Photocredit: Steven Aguilar on Unsplash

Building Bridges

Building something together starts with organisation of the group.

Number of People: any

Time: 10–20 min

Place/space: Indoor, 10 m² per group

Equipment:

  • paper (old newspapers, etc.)
  • sticky tape
  • weights (books, shoes, etc.)
  • box (e.g. a shoe box)

Link to desription (doc): Building Bridges

Blindfolded Soccer

Blindfolded soccer is a variant of soccer with additional handicap, making it a trust building game.

Number of People: 8–20 (ideally dividable by four)

Time: arbitrary

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, small playground

Equipment:

  • a ball (for example, a soccer ball)
  • two goals
  • blindfolds for half of the players

Link to desription (doc): Blindfolded Soccer