|Re: Cohousing Games?!||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: kwan lu (kwanluhotmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 10:36:59 -0600 (MDT)|
Uh...sounds rather like co-housing life is one long quarterly staff meeting (mandatory). *SHUDDER* Say it ain't so! >From: LScottr2go [at] aol.com >Reply-To: LScottr2go [at] aol.com >To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org> >Subject: Re: Cohousing Games?! >Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 09:11:17 -0500 > >In a message dated 7/14/2000 5:31:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time, >h-mead [at] nwu.edu >writes: > ><< What are games cohousing people have created and have had fun with? >> >There are so many, I couldn't begin to describe them all. I get some of >them >from books; some I dream up. > For instance, for one closing we passed out bubble gum, numbered off >in >two's, and each pair attempted to unwrap their gum, soften it up enough to >start blowing, and blow a simultaneous bubble. It required great teamwork >and non-verbal cues. I was laughing so hard I spit my gum into my >partner's >lap. > "Find the pruey" was fun. One person is the pre-designated pruey. >The >group members wander around with eyes shut. If you bump into someone, you >say "pruey". It they're not "the pruey", they say "pruey" back. You'll >know >you've bumped into the pruey, because they will be silent and not say >"pruey" >back. When you find the pruey, you then become part of the pruey and stand >there with them. Eventually the whole group becomes one big pruey. > There are internet sites for games, one book I ordered about 100 ways >to >have great meetings (or something like that) had a lot of nice ideas. An >old, old book from the library with "parlor games" had some fun stuff; >"energizers" is one keyword you will often find. > A couple of weeks ago, it didn't seem like we really felt like playing >(I >always ask - sometimes the atmosphere is too tense or volatile). But we >started a game where people put an object on the table in the middle, and >then we passed it around the circle, and everyone got a chance to do some >kind of improv with the object - miming use of it in some way. Some folks >were delightfully creative this way; some weren't and would pass, but >everybody seemed to really enjoy it. We loosened up and got better at it >after a few rounds. > When we started including play in our meetings, a couple of people >told >me they didn't like to play - they felt more comfortable with ritual or >structured activities like that. But the feedback has been very positive, >even from the ones who were worried about not being "good" at playing. > If anybody wants some book titles, write back and I'll haul my stuff >up >from the car where it lives and try to pin a few sources down. > Good luck! Linda Scott (Cascadia Commons Cohousing, Portland, OR) ________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com
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