Re: extras for zoom meetings
From: Scott Drennan (
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:40:49 -0800 (PST)
Some interesting ideas, thanks!  Some of ours:

- breakout rooms for brainstorming about a topic
- breakout rooms for virtual World Café style discussions
- breakout rooms for gathering input in small groups (reporter in each room
brings things back to the whole)

- storytime for all ages
- in-home scavenger hunts
- talent show
- create a hat from household objects
- probably some others I'm not thinking of...

Treehouse Village Ecohousing, Bridgewater, NS, Canada

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 3:50 PM Diana Stanley <lusty [at]> wrote:

> We have done game nights on zoom, with both online games (
> primarily) and games like trivial pursuit or
> boggle. Over the holidays, we did a "yankee gift exchange" in which
> everyone deposited a wrapped gift on a table downstairs, then several days
> later everyone picked a gift from the table. Then on the day of the
> exchange in Zoom we broke into breakout rooms where we did the exchange in
> smaller groups. Instead of handing gifts to each other during the exchange,
> we tracked who "took" the gift last. At the end we joined back up all
> together and everyone displayed the gift they ended up with (which usually
> was in someone else's hands at that point). After the game ended we
> delivered the gifts to the rightful recipient. It sounds a bit complicated
> but our social events team did a masterful job organizing and thinking
> through all the details. Everyone agreed it was a lot of fun.
> For a while we had "story time", where one member would read something
> they had written or some writing that they really appreciated. Now instead
> of "story time" the organizer of that activity has switched to
> "Conversation Hour" with a prompt sent out ahead of time for what people
> should be prepared to share about themselves.
> We've had two remembrance services over zoom, for members who passed
> (neither due to Covid).
> Diana
> Phoenix Commons Co-Housing, Oakland, CA
> > On Feb 10, 2021, at 9:17 PM, Jack & Carolyn Salmon <
> 2salmon [at]> wrote:
> >
> > We’ve mastered conducting business, lots of business, on Zoom — Team
> Meetings, General Meetings (all members), etc.   But we sure could use some
> more ideas for those lagniappes that lighten up the business, give us a
> good laugh or help us feel a little deeper together.   What has your
> community done to bring some of each person’s humanity to the screen of
> boxes of faces?
> >
> > Waiting for inspiration,
> > Carolyn Salmon
> > Quimper Village
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