Games are Serious Fun

Lesson objectives  Identify different types of fun in games Understand the goals of serious games Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Planful Responsible Welcoming Internet-connected devices Serious game examples, such as Never Alone That Dragon, Cancer Journey Active Citizen A sheet of paper with the name of each game and the presentation prompts Types of fun Gather … Read more

Games Create Emotions

Lesson objectives Identify emotions while playing games To understand the importance of emotions in games and how they contribute to the overall experience To introduce strategies for managing strong emotions during gameplay Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Responsible Planful Welcoming Worksheet Gather campers, trying to split groups from the main lesson Cooperation debrief As cooperative gamers, … Read more

Games Have Puzzles

Lesson objectives Understand the types of escape room puzzles Describe basic principles for escape room puzzles Practice building puzzles Socioemotional learning objectives Planful Creative Worksheet (5 pages) Scissors Fasteners Example puzzle boxes Review that escape games are made of puzzles, and that puzzles have pieces that reveal new information when assembled Because we are planful … Read more

Teams Make Games

Lesson objectives Understand the definition of a puzzle Remember strategies to work effectively with others Understand different roles in game design Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Responsible Welcoming Giant puzzle, with 1-2 pieces per player and large enough for campers to move around and place pieces Option: Use a blown-up coloring sheet so campers can color … Read more

Games Have Characters

Lesson objectives Introduce leadership roles Discuss characteristics of a good leader Understand the role of characters in games Think about how both how we appear and what’s inside us influences how others see us Socioemotional learning objectives Responsible Planful Cooperative Leadership role poster Leadership badges Blank sheets of paper with a playful trait on the … Read more