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ACTIVITY SHEET

Brandon Jones
LEI 4724
Activity File 10
Activity Title: Know Your Goals Freeze ball
Source: Dodge Ball as Therapy - and Stress Relief. (2012, October 3). Retrieved October 1,
2015.

Equipment: Ten small plastic balls, ten foam balls, nine small orange cones, Fifty Sticky notes, and
thirty pencils.
Description of Activity:
The Purpose of this activity is to focus participants on their goals but to also boost confidence as
well. This is done through an adaption of dodgeball that allows participants a second chance to stay
in the game by stating five goals aloud before being hit again by the opposing team. While reading
goals one must stay perfectly still and can only be unfrozen by reading all five goals thus allowing
participant to resume freely playing game. This process is continuous meaning there is no limit on
the time s one can be frozen and unfrozen. The game is over when every participant from one team is
out or was hit again while reading goals. This activity starts by participants sitting down in circle and
therapist defining what exactly a goal is and describing differences between short, medium and long
term goals with vivid examples. After this participants are each given a pencil and sticky note to
write down five of their goals. Once most are done Therapist should state their five goals as an
example then ask which participants want to share. First two participants to share goals with
everyone are captains. Following this any other participants that share get to directly choose the team
they want to be on. If lop sided numbers occur after participants who did not want to say goals have
been placed on teams then therapist also has power to change teams up or can also participate. After
teams have been made therapist should assure basic dodgeball environment is set up with a lot of
open space and should state all rules.
Leadership considerations: This exercise works well in groups ranging from 10-30. Consider using
any open environment thats inside or outside and free of distractions. Therapist should act as a
teacher, demonstrator, and motivator while effectively communicating all spectrums of activity. As a
facilitator one would have to know how to play and set up a game of dodgeball to do activity.
Adaptations:
Participants with muscle dystrophy - Can participate in the activity on their knees and thus an
underhand rule is applied when targeting or throwing ball at this participant. Plastic ball should also
be implemented instead of the foam balls.
Participants with Intellectual Disability- Clarify that if they ever need any assistance during game
that they can raise their hand to gain attention for extra help. Also allow more time to write and say
goals if volunteer. Also this participant is allowed to step to the side and say goals until there are two
people left on team not including that participant.

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Brandon Jones
LEI 4724
Activity File 11
Activity Title: Rolling Jokes
Source: Bowling.com bowling blog special note strike away your stress. (n.d.). Retrieved October 1,
2015.

Equipment: Thirty to Fifty small orange cones, sticky notes with written funny jokes on them, and
small bouncy balls.
Description of Activity:
This activity incorporates physical exercise and humor that should help participants with issues
such as health, stress, and anger. Similar to bowling this game uses an open area and spreads out
thirty to fifty cones within a restricted box of that area. Each cone should have a joke under it
including the cones that mark the boundaries. This game is played standing up but can be done
sitting down as well. Thus participants always have to roll on the outside of the boundary trying
to hit a cone that is on inside .This activity starts with each participant getting a bouncy ball and
spreading around boundaries therapist set up beforehand. Each participant gets one roll per round
in which if a participant successfully knocks down a cone they must immediately go collect the
cone and also read joke aloud to everybody. Participant with most cones at the end of the game
wins. To replay game participants have to give jokes back to therapist and can help by putting all
cones back in restricted boundary while therapist puts jokes under cones. Therapist should reset
boundaries and reorganize participants before playing again.
Leadership considerations: This activity can be done groups from three to thirty. With that being
said there is no preference if done inside or outside as long there is enough open area for all
participants. Therapist should be able to effectively demonstrate game and communicate rules
associated. Also should be able or have multiple techniques of getting participants to open such as
reading joke with them or having other help read in group. Having extra jokes also helps to increase
variety and laugher.
Adaptations:
Participants with Cerebral Palsy- Are allowed to have other participants roll for them if they dont
want to roll for that specific turn. Participants are also allowed to go inside boundaries to roll bouncy
ball with limited steps depending on therapist rules.
Participants with Spina bifida- Participants are allowed to have stationary sitting positions inside
boundaries to constantly be closer to cones. Also are allowed multiple attempts to roll and are
allowed assistance from therapist to roll.

ACTIVITY SHEET

Brandon Jones
LEI 4724
Activity File 12
Activity Title: Humor Me Rock, Paper, Scissors
Source:
Laughter Wellness Exercises. (2014, April 19). Retrieved October 1, 2015.

Equipment: None
Description of Activity:
This activity should be used as an icebreaker activity to increase social interaction, participation, and
confidence. This done through playing rock paper scissors in which the loser gets another
opportunity to play and possibly win through telling a joke. If winner laughs then both will play
another round. If winner wins again then looser goes on winners band wagon team and has to cheer
them on when playing against other people. If winner loses then he gets redemption through telling a
joke. This process is continuous until one person wins twice or doesnt laugh at opponents jokes.
Once everybody is on one participates team that participant the winner. Each participant only gets
one joke to make opponent laugh.
Leadership considerations: This activity can be done with groups of all sizes but preferable use
smaller groups that work into one final large group so there is no confusion. There is no equipment
so being able to explain rock paper scissors and the corresponding rules that are applied for this
activity is important. This activity should be demonstrated before having participants try it.
Adaptations:
Participants with Multiple sclerosis- Can do activity sitting down and arent required to move but can
stay stationary. Are also allowed to say command of rock paper scissors verbally if necessary.
Participants with Cognitive disability- Allow more time to formalize joke on own and if necessary
therapist can assist in helping them create one. Also if necessary remind participant about rules and
help them create a strategy to winning if necessary.