Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Game plan

So I'm back at work but the rest of the family wile away the days swimming, creating, reading, getting out and about .. ok - so maybe some squabbling and raised voices here and there... It can get a bit disconnected. So we have found ourselves instating Wednesday: GAME NIGHT. It can be 30 minutes to an hour but we all participate. It began when we were given a copy of ..

Miss R spent an afternoon on the couch swatting up then facilitated 3 games.
Tonight we did TELEGRAMS where each player writes down a 12 letter word. Start the stopwatch - then players have 2 minutes to write a telegram using each letter to begin a word.

here's a few of ours:
P o s t g r a d u a t e
post office said torture STOP green rabbits and ducks under arm chairs STOP tasteless elephants!

N a t u r o p a t h y
Nature ate tree STOP under roof STOP over path STOP aged troll hiding STOP yawn

O p t o m e r t i s t s (sic)
order pizza tonight STOP only measure even rows STOP time is slow til Saturday.

my tip: having a stopwatch or egg timer is great. Having a couple of dictionaries on hand is also good!

Of course it is great to just BE in the moment, but what if you kept some of these, then later on when you wanted to do a painting/illustration/collage/embroidery project you used one for inspiration and bought it to life?? Hmmmmm.

1 comment:

katiecrackernuts said...

My sister gave the kids the same book but they're not into it. They would be if they gave it a proper look, they sit around playing games they make up all the time - and they're adults, all but one. The Girl Guide unit will get plenty of use out of it though. Yah.


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