09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Stop and Smell the Flowers

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 20 minutes Goal: To see if what participants say their values are match up with how they actually spend their time Audience: Couples, Parents, Singles, Teens Special Considerations: This can be an emotional experience if people discover that their lives are out of balance. This can be a […]

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Experiential Learning – The Most Important Thing

Group Size: 1 to 25 Time Needed: 15 to 20 minutes Goal: To encourage participants to think about what is really important in their lives and set priorities accordingly Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Singles Special Considerations: This activity may force participants to become noticeably uncomfortable prioritizing elements in their life which they may have never […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Toe to Toe

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 5 minutes plus discussion Goal: To examine conflict resolution Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: To keep it from getting out-of-hand, keep this one short. Couples in particular can be very competitive. If you have two facilitators, you can demonstrate the activity before participants begin. Resources […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Tying the Knot

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 5 minutes plus time for discussion Goal: To provide a communication building activity Audience: Couples, Parents, Children, Teens Special Considerations: This activity is especially powerful for couples. Co-facilitators can practice and complete this activity as a demonstration. Resources Needed: Two pieces of decorative ribbon, each about 24 inches […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – What Do We Control?

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 20 minutes Goal: To help participants learn to manage stress and worry in their life Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Singles Special Considerations: This activity can be discussed privately among couples/parents as they work on this as a team, or the activity can be done individually depending on the […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – What Just Happened?

Group Size: 10 to 30 Time Needed: 15 to 45 minutes; facilitator can decide how long; this activity can be stopped at anytime Goal: To help participants understand the universality of some dilemmas, and to help participants examine how their reactions may be part of the problem Audience: Parents, Children, Teens, Singles Special Considerations: None […]

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09 Jan
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Icebreakers – Synergy Picture

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To illustrate the concept of synergy, that through working together we can achieve greater things when working alone Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Participants who feel uncomfortable drawing can pass on this activity; not everyone needs to be involved. Resources […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – Blind Instructions

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To illustrate the need for two-way communication and to illustrate that people have different perceptions Audience: Couples, Parents, Singles, Teens, Children Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: One piece of paper for each participant Step-by-Step Instructions The facilitator gives each participant a sheet of […]

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09 Jan
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Experiential Learning – One-Way vs Two-Way Communication

Group Size: 10 to 50+; must be even numbered group as they will work in pairs Time Needed: 20 to 30 minutes depending on group size Goal: To provide a fun interactive way to experience the difference between one-way and two-way communication Audience: Couples, Parents, Singles, Teens, Children Special Considerations: If anyone is afraid to […]

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