Webinar: Cooperative New Games with Social Distancing
Over 20 Cooperative New Games for In-Person Socially Distanced Teaching Situations
- Zoom: Have people stand a safe distance from each other in the circle.
- The Three Syllable Game: When making groups of people, make sure they maintain distance within the group.
- Bumpity Bump Bump Bump: When you make your circle, just make sure everyone keeps their distance.
- Sun Monarch: Have the line keep their distance and the three in the middle as well.
- Captain Video: Have people stand further apart in the circle.
- Make 11: In the groups of 3, stress keeping proper distance.
- Face Pass: Widen the circle to maintain social distancing.
- No Teeth: While it’s tempting to get closer, remind people to keep their distance.
- Hit The Cone: The partners are already distanced, but make sure other partners are far enough apart.
- Bloomps: While making your circle, make sure everyone keeps apart.
- Zip Zap Pop: Another circle game. Guess what everyone has to do.
- Um Ah: Have people stand a safe distance from each other in the group.
- What are you Doing?: Request people keep a safe distance in the circle.
- One Behind: Simply have people stand further apart in the circle.
- Look Up: This game should not be done with more than 15 -20. Remind people to not only keep a distance in their circle, but when they are moving to the other circle as well.
- Detective: Make sure people in the circle keeps a decent distant from each other and also any people in the center of the circle.
- Bear Hunt: Seated circle, maintain proper distance.
- Name Echo: Have people stand further apart and request movements that do not bring people too close.
- In the Manner of the Adverb: When huddling, remind people to not get too close, and when acting out the adverb.
- Ain’t No Flies: Make sure individuals in each line are not too close, and at the end, instead of a hug or handshake, people can do an air bump of fists, hands, or elbows, as they see fit.
- Rain Game: Have people stand further apart in the circle.
- A Rum Sum Sum: Keep more distance than usual in the seated circle.
- Choo Choo: Ask the line of people to keep their distance from each other and from each person they approach to ask the name of.
- Marbles: It’s fairly easy for partners to maintain distance with this game, but players can get a bit chummy, so just remind them to keep a safe distance.
Dale Le Fevre has presented over 1000 workshops in 35 countries worldwide. He created 3 books with 4 revised editions (one in 5 languages), produced 6 videos and 5 DVDs/streaming videos, all about New Games. “The New Parachute Games DVD” received the Gold Remi Award, Worldfest Houston. And he loves to play and teach New Games.