Hey my faithful and perhaps new readers. I have a question. Recently at work I took up the task of looking at this old activity that we all agree is some sort of challenge course initiative. All that we know about it is that it was donated to our organization sometime in the early part of the last decade. It has been here longer than anyone has been here and additionally there are no related literature on the things. I tinkered around with the parts for a good part of the day yesterday and was able to come up with around fourteen or so activities that could be done with these parts. That being said, I don’t feel that any of these activities are the one activity that this is meant for. My only thought that I think may hold ground is that this is a sort of portable challenge course that you can build many things with. I have attached a bunch of pictures so that you can look for yourself at the pictures. Additionally, the numbers of the different pieces are:
10 2×4 4 feet long with no holes
16 2×3 4 feet long with 3 holes, ends and middle
54 2×3 2~ feet long with 2 holes, at the ends
44 dowl rods
2 little raiser structures
There are a few pictures to guide your thoughts and perhaps suggestions and probably questions. I tried to take a variety of pictures to help everyone adequately see the items as well as a few of the things I built with them so you can get an idea what I was doing and what may be perhaps possible.
The activities I was able to build:
TP Shuffle (Line Up Log)
A Crossing Type Activity
CEO Design Project that focuses of creativity and design
Circle the Shape
Whale Watch balance type activity
Operation (get bull rings off dowls and back on with no touch)
Carnival game where you push the ball up and down and up a wave thing. Though I could rig a ball with a string through it and have participants do that without bringing it off the element and in cohesion.
And finally, the activity, that in someways I am doing with you all:
“What is This?”
Let’s see how this goes, perhaps we’ll even debrief and talk transference at the end! Enjoy friends!
If these pictures aren’t clear enough or large enough, the Picasa album can be found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/stephen.weiser/BloggerPictures?feat=directlink