Characters Have Traits

Lesson objectives Understand how characters have traits, skills, and objectives Think about one’s own traits, skills, and objectives Make a plan to improve a skill Socioemotional learning objectives Responsible Planful Worksheet (2 pages) Empty toilet paper rolls Craft paper or construction paper Scissors Glue or double-sided tape Googly eyes Decorative materials (e.g., pipe cleaners, feathers, … Read more

Games Tell Stories

Lesson objectives Consider the importance of stories in games Practice telling a story Socioemotional learning objectives Creative Planful Worksheet (2 pages) What is your favorite story in a game? Many games have stories that determine your path to your objective. Stories in games help us learn about the world of the game and experience emotions … Read more

I am a Gamer

Lesson objectives Identify as a gamer Share favorite games and characters Express one’s gamer identity in a creative way Socioemotional learning objectives Welcoming Creative Worksheet Gamer identity Gather campers and ask if they identify as a gamer, and why or why not Tell them that as playful gamers, we are welcoming: we know that anyone … 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

Games Have 5 Elements

Lesson objectives Feel welcomed to camp Understand the camp experience Identify as a game designer Establish camp rules Understand levels and achievements Define a game Define the 5 elements of games Engineering design objectives Define the criteria and constraints of the escape game design problem Socioemotional learning objectives Welcoming Planful Cooperative Responsible Creative Camp and … Read more