We are Gamers

Lesson objectives Appreciate similarities to other campers Express one’s unique talents Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Welcoming Creative Worksheet Paper rolls Scrap paper Stickers Gather campers together and note that playful gamers are cooperative: a good team is valuable in many circumstances Team members need to have some similarities and some differences. We are welcoming of … 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

Games Have Resources

Lesson objectives Define an escape game Describe what makes escape games fun Understand the definition of a puzzle Describe what makes a good puzzle Understand iterative development· Engineering design objective Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem Socioemotional learning objectives Planful Creative Example escape games Giant sticky note Materials for game boxes Large … 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 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