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This is more of an introduction to help remember peoples names.  It takes no time or preparation.
A running response game that will (hopefully) get the participants thinking about what to do if lost.
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The game leader will yell out one of the following words and the player perform the following actions:
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* Everyone stands in a circle at arms distance apart.
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* Ask each person to think of a verb/action which starts with the same letter as the persons name.
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* The person does the action and yells out their action name.
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* The more dramatic the name the better, like ''Singing Steve'' or ''Marching Marie''.
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* Everyone then repeats the action and action name.
  
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For participants who say ''"I cant think of anything"'' just tell them ''"Keep thinking and we'll come back to you"''.  If they still don't come up with anything ask the group to help.
| '''Plan Ahead''' | Pretend to hold a telephone; yell '''"Tell someone!"'''
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| '''North''' | Run to the north end of the meeting area.
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| '''South''' | Run to the south end of the meeting area.
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| '''East''' | Run to the east end of the meeting area.
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| '''West''' | Run to the west end of the meeting area.
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| '''STOP''' | Yell '''"Stop, Think, Observe, Plan!"'''
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| '''Apples''' | Rub belly; yell, '''"Yum, yum!"'''
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| '''Mushrooms''' | Cross index finger into an "X"; yell, '''"No thanks!"'''
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| '''Black Bear''' | Stand with arms above head; yell, '''"Go away!"'''
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| '''Grizzly Bear''' |  Put hands in front by waste, walk slowly backwards; whisper '''"Back away slowly..."'''
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| '''Bear Attack''' | Curl into a ball on the ground.
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| '''Water''' | On hands and knees, pretend to drink from a stream.
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| '''Injury''' | Sit down, pretend to wrap an injured hand with gauze; yell '''"First Aid!"'''
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| '''Search and Rescue''' | Whistle (as best you can)Do not use a signal whistle, only yourself, this is a just a game!
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| '''Helicopter''' | Look up and wave; yell '''"Down here!"'''
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|}
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This requires pretty high level of energy and drama since people are usually pretty shy. Really encourage everyone to join in and say the name and action with everyone else.
  
''Shout these commands out at random, or read out a story like this one:''
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To really drill the names home, go around again, it should be faster and really get the blood moving.
 
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I went on a hike on a trail '''north''' of my home.
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I did '''plan ahead''' and let someone know where I was going and when I'd be back.
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It was a nice day, so I decided to explore a stream '''west''' into the woods.
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It had clear, clean '''water''' with '''apple''' trees and wild '''mushrooms''' on the ground.
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I lost my way and tried to go '''east''' to find the trail, but couldn't. 
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I ran out of '''water''' and it started getting dark and I had to '''STOP'''.
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I was worried about about a '''bear attack''', as '''black bears''' did live in the area.
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Fortunately, I didn't need to worry about '''grizzly bears''' in this area. 
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Should I make a shelter?  Start a fire?  Go get some '''water'''? 
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Maybe eat some '''apples''' or '''mushrooms'''?
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If I headed '''south''' or '''east''', could I get out before dark? 
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I better not, as I might get an '''injury''' if I tried to hike through the woods.
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'''Search and rescue''' would start looking for me in the morning, starting on the trail from the '''south''' to the '''north''', hopefully they would see where I left the trail and headed '''west'''.
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So, I better make a shelter and get ready to spend the night in the woods. 
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I best be visible to a '''helicopter''' as well as ground '''search and rescue'''.
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If any '''black bears''' or other animals make noises through the night, I will yell back.
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I will be found soon.
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''Hold a discussion afterwards. 
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Do all of these actions always  make sense?
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Is it always wise to try to scare away wild animals?
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Should you drink directly from a stream?''
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Revision as of 16:31, 25 January 2011

This is more of an introduction to help remember peoples names. It takes no time or preparation.

  • Everyone stands in a circle at arms distance apart.
  • Ask each person to think of a verb/action which starts with the same letter as the persons name.
  • The person does the action and yells out their action name.
  • The more dramatic the name the better, like Singing Steve or Marching Marie.
  • Everyone then repeats the action and action name.

For participants who say "I cant think of anything" just tell them "Keep thinking and we'll come back to you". If they still don't come up with anything ask the group to help.

This requires pretty high level of energy and drama since people are usually pretty shy. Really encourage everyone to join in and say the name and action with everyone else.

To really drill the names home, go around again, it should be faster and really get the blood moving.


... back to other games!