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Name Description Activity Type Age Range Presentation Style Subject Keywords
A drawing lesson A lesson to improve drawing and observation skills Art
Nature
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
14-18 (grades 9-12)
18+ (adult)
interactive art
designs in nature
nature study
observation
drawing
art
journaling
nature study
Animal charades Animal charades is a circle game where students have to quickly strike an animal pose. Circle
Cooperative
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2) active
interactive
student led
Black magic One person "mind reads" which object their partner picked. Students guess how the two people are able to communicate without talking Circle
Cooperative
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
14-18 (grades 9-12)
18+ (adult)
65+ (senior)
interactive
Captain's coming Captain's Coming is a simon says type game for pirates! Arrrr! This game has commands like swab the deck! Swim to ship! Man overboard! and many other swashbuckling commands. It's ARRRmazing! Cooperative
Pirate
Rainy day
Transitional
Wear out
all ages active
interactive
pirates
Caught red-handed Students sit around in a circle and pass around two objects. If a student holds both objects at thee same time, then they are out or they have to do something silly. Circle
Rainy day
all ages interactive
Clam in a Bag This demo illustrates the anatomy of a clam. Kids are always finding clam shell, but don't think about what a clam is. Rainy day
Science
Water
all ages demonstration
interactive
model
anatomy of clam
display
sea life
marine
invertebrate
mollusk
anatomy
invertebrate
models
mantle
circulatory system
siphon
the foot muscle
hinge
Dancer in the dark When the lights are off, DANCE! When the lights are on, FREEZE! Brilliant. Rainy day
Wear out
all ages active
interactive
Empire Each participant secretly tells the leader their silly nickname. Each participant gets to guess everyone else's nickname. If guessed, they must be a part of the guesser's empire. Bus
Cooperative
Rainy day
all ages interactive
Heads up seven up Kids guess which of seven people tapped their thumb while they had their eyes closed. Cooperative
Quiet
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
14-18 (grades 9-12)
interactive
student led
Indian chief Indian Chief is a game where one person (the indian chief) performs an action like clapping or snapping. The rest of the students in the circle have to copy the chief. One student has to guess who the real chief is. Circle
Rainy day
all ages active
interactive
Making paper Students will make paper using items in nature and old, used paper. Art
Cooperative
Nature
Rainy day
Recycling
Science
all ages interactive recycling
reducing
reusing
Pill Bug Races / Mazes Students will see how fast pill bugs move in "races" and create mazes for pill bugs to navigate. Arthropod
Cooperative
Rainy day
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
active pill bugs
arthropods
pill bugs
mazes
races
arthropods
Poison dart frog Kids sit and circle and figure out who is the poison dart frog Circle
Cooperative
Rainy day
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
interactive
student led
frogs
amphibians
poison
Poor kitty Poor kitty is a "don't laugh" game. One person goes around and moews and purrs at the non-kitties. All the non-cats have to pat the poor kitty's head and say, "poor poor kitty." If any non-kitties laugh, they become the poor kitty. Circle
Rainy day
3-5 (PreK-K)
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
active
interactive
Sausage Student A asks student B a question and Student B has to respond by saying "sausage" without laughing. Circle
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
interactive
student led
War lock Students participate in the most ultimate staring contest- a staring WAR! Cooperative
Rainy day
5-8 (grades 1-2)
8-11 (grades 3-5)
11-14 (grades 6-8)
active
interactive
student led

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