ERIC Number: ED243639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Bag of Tricks: 180 Great Games (and Three More with Real Potential).
The book is designed to be a reference for camp counselors with 20 minutes and 12 children on their hands, for teachers on Friday afternoons in spring, for recreation leaders whose swimming meet has just been rained out, and for parents who discover that "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" is not a big hit at a teenage birthday party. The games and activities described are easy to learn and organize. Many do not require any props, while others need only simple materials like a blindfold or ball. Most can be played by any number of players. A symbol near the title of each game indicates the age/grade range for participants (K-6, K-9, high school through adult, all ages). Games are presented in 11 categories: ice breakers (11 games), "Can we do it?" (26 games), "Believe it or not" (6 games), group creativity (9 games), running/tugging/hopping (36 games), after dark (22 games), on stage (5 games), sensory awareness (21 games), star trips (9 games), sense of the earth (8 games), and into nature (32 games). Numerous photographs and quotations are interspersed throughout the text. (Author/MH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Competition, Cooperation, Creative Activities, Dramatic Play, Ecology, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Group Activities, Kinesthetic Perception, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Education, Play, Recreational Activities, Sensory Experience
Search Publications, 2000 Old Stage Road, Florissant, CO 80816 ($7.95 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Environmental Awareness
Note: The games and activities referenced were chosen from those enjoyed at Sanborn Western Camps, Florssant, CO.