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3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Ask a Psychic! 3 weeks ago

Inviting a psychic to your community is a fun and entertaining event for residents! It allows them to get their pressing life questions answered in a clear and entertaining way.

 

Asking a psychic some questions about their life can help residents get insight into their struggles. It can also help them look to the future of their life in the coming year.

 

While this is a great activity at any time, it’s especially helpful at the end or beginning of the year. It can also easily be added as an attraction to other events like holiday parties and resident get-togethers!

 

Public or Private Consultations?

 

Ask the psychic what kind if set up they would prefer. Do they need a room and space for themselves? Or will a booth or table do the trick?

 

They will need to sit and speak with residents for a few minutes, so semi-private or even a fully private room is probably best.

 

Benefits of Bringing a Clairvoyant to Your Community

 

Because time travel is not yet an option for us, psychics are the next best thing. They can impart both understanding and wisdom as well as answer important life questions in our lives.

 

Bringing a psychic to your community simplifies the process. It means residents won’t have to travel to have their life questions answered by a professional.

 

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Inviting a psychic into your community is also a great way to test out such services. It gives residents a chance to understand what they can expect from specific spiritual teachers or from clairvoyants. Many psychics offer one free question and answer. However, you can also arrange in advance how much time they are able to give to each resident and at what cost.

 

What Questions Should Residents Ask?

 

Ask a question of great importance. It can be a question that concerns your family life, romantic life, health, or career. Ensure that your questions (or questions) are something that you’ve wanted to learn the answer to for a long time.

 

Your questions should also be about a topic that you’ve wasted many hours thinking about and pondering all the possibilities for your future.

 

Think what answer to a question could have the biggest impact on your future?

 

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***TIP*** It’s important to remember that when you bring residents a fortune-teller to look into their future, nothing is set in stone. Your residents can still change hardships into triumphs and successfully defeat challenges for better results.

 

 

Some mystics may have the gift of clairvoyance, you’re still the only one who has full control of your destiny. It can still be altered with the right mindset. You can still create a much brighter and better future no matter what kind of news from the psychic you get.

Even if your residents don’t 100% believe in the psychic’s predictions, it still makes for an entertaining event and great discussions! You can’t go wrong with getting free fortune-telling services. And you never know: a clairvoyant may actually hold the answers to what your residents want to know about their futures!

3 weeks ago
Take Us Out to the Ball Game! 3 weeks ago

Host your next community outing at the ballpark!

 

The fun, excitement, and relaxed atmosphere of Minor League Baseball (MiLB), along with the ease of planning a group outing to your local stadium, will make for a rewarding experience that shows you’re a community All-Star.

 

Why the Minor Leagues?

 

Minor League Baseball (MiLB) has over 170 teams across fourteen leagues, many of which are affiliated with professional teams. MiLB also hosted a total of over 41 Million fans in 2017! Major League Baseball (MLB) game attendance is falling but MiLB attendance is on the rise because of its appeal and affordability to baseball fans!

 

All you need to do is select your game date, seat locations, and perfect pregame meal: and there are options to fit every budget. Many stadiums also offer picnic areas or even All-You-Can-Eat seats!

 

MiLB Game Group Tickets benefits                

Affordable Pricing

MiLB is way cheaper than major league games. You’ll save an average of $15 per person in concession spending alone. Reserved group tickets cost around $8 depending on your state and team. Some of the best group seats in the stadium may not even set you back more than $20!

 

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It takes around $220 to treat a family of four to a Major League Baseball game experience (including all the concessions and merchandise!) However, in the Minor Leagues, a family of four can get away with spending almost 1/3 of that - around $70 - which makes it a much more affordable alternative! And if you only want tickets, you can easily get away with spending less than $10 per person!

 

Easy Planning          

MLB teams and sales reps make it easy to book your tickets. Most groups can be booked via email or by phone in only five minutes.

 

Reserved Seating

You’ll get a “block” of seats rather than a row. This means that people can talk to those in front or in back of them – a great way to build friendships and community! A block of seats together means that your residents can also be unified enough to start the wave.

 

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Video Board Recognition

In some stadiums, your group name will even be recognized on the video-board during the game for everyone in attendance to view. This is a great marketing and PR opportunity for your community!

 

 

For casual fans of baseball, there’s no question that minor league baseball (MiLB) is much easier to access and more affordable than that of MLB.

So get out there and watch a game or two, and don’t forget to sing along with “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch!

3 weeks ago
On-Site Dance Lessons 3 weeks ago

There are hundreds of ways to stay active, but one fun activity involves bringing a dance class right into your community!

Have an open space that can accommodate a large number of residents? Invite a Modern Dance or Hip Hop instructor into your community to give an on-site lesson. If your residents enjoy themselves, this could even turn into a weekly or monthly event!

 

What can Residents Expect?

 

Most dance classes start with a posture check and a body-loosening warm-up. The warm up may incorporates Ballet and Yoga moves along with some basic Hip-Hop or Jazz steps and stretches. The goal is to let go of tension in joints and flex the whole body.

 

Next, residents will learn and practice a basic choreographed routine taught by the instructor. They may also learn and practice a slightly more challenging routine as time permits. It’s a healthy workout and uses more of your body than you might expect!

The workout is usually followed by a good, thorough cool down session before ending the class.

 

What to Wear?

 

The best Modern Dance and Hip Hop clothing is anything that's loose, comfortable, and allows freedom of movement. However, it should not be so baggy that it gets in the way of dancing or needs to be adjusted frequently. Both will distract you from the theme your instructor has given you or the shape/position of your legs and hands.

 

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Basically, you don’t want your beautiful dancing to be interrupted by your own outfit!

 

What’s on the Feet?

 

Modern dance is fluid and interpretive, so it’s well suited to not wearing anything on your feet at all. If you opt for hosting a hip-hop class - which naturally requires more grip and stomp - you can allow residents to wear comfortable, non-marking, and flexible shoes or sneakers. Socks are also okay.

 

***TIP*** Encourage residents to pull their hair back and out of the way during class and keep jewelry to a minimum. If they want to rattle and jingle noisily when they dance, book a belly dancing instructor instead!

 

As the organizers, you may also want to provide individual bottled waters or a water dispenser for pre-and post-workout hydration for your residents.

 

That’s literally all you need for any kids of contemporary dance class. But to get the most from the experience, a big smile also helps!

 

3 weeks ago
Bring Your Own Brushes 3 weeks ago

In addition to a fun and rejuvenating Spa Night, the ladies on your property will love having a hairdresser come on-site to explain and demonstrate various hairstyling techniques!

 

At this “Bring Your Own Brushes” event, residents can bring their own hair products, brushes, and styling tools and learn beginner to advanced hairstyling techniques.

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Invite a local, licensed hairstylist to visit your community one evening or weekend. Demonstrate a number of daily wear and up-do styles and techniques.

 

Ladies in your community will have a ton of fun getting their hair made up and practicing their new skills.

Teaching Hairstyling Techniques

 

Speak to your hairstylist to create the curriculum for the event. Some styles, skills, and ideas you may want to touch on as a group include:

  • Blow dry techniques
  • Braids
  • Backcombing techniques
  • Up-dos
  • Half up, half down styles
  • French twists
  • Buns (high, low, side)
  • Product recommendations
  • Common mistakes

 

The goal is to watch, practice, and learn as many hairstyles as possible! But most importantly to have fun!

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Have groups of ladies come in with their own hair products and tools and teach them how to use them while they are having light refreshments! You can also have one or more residents as volunteers who get to walk away beautiful!  

A hairdresser who teaches techniques with hair tools is an awesome guest to host in your community. So bring your brushes, tools, and mirrors to have a blow-drying good time!

1 month ago
1 month ago
Themed Murder Mystery Dinner 1 month ago

A mystery or murder-mystery dinner is an exciting activity to set up and act out.

 

It's especially great for residents that have flair for the dramatic! This is because they’ll have to stay in character for a good two to three hours as you all have your meal and act out the drama!

 

Getting set up

 

To plan your party, you can either purchase a physical box kit or download instructions sharing everything you need to get started. Either way, there will be pointers for both the organizer and all participants. There will also be some tips on how to dress to stay in character.

 

You can purchase murder mystery mingle kits online from sites like Shot in the Dark Mysteries or download a mystery dinner pack from sites like Night of Mystery.

 

Cook or cater the themed dinner

 

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As part of this event, you’ll need to put together a themed dinner as well. For example, you would arrange Italian food to go with an Italian-themed murder-mystery.

 

Choosing your guests

 

The dinner will only run smoothly if all the roles are filled. Therefore, the most important thing to remember is the number of guests must be set and guests need to be registered in advance.

 

You can hold informal “auditions” so to speak by having residents stop by the office. You can also ask residents to register themselves (and pay to participate) in advance.

 

Once everyone is signed up, send dinner invitations and instructions to each guest. And if you end up a participant or two short, you can always also invite local theater students to fill-in!

Dinner is served!

1 month ago
Group Amusement Park Adventure 1 month ago

If you've ever visited a theme or water park in a large group, you know there's fun in numbers!

Attending as a group is also cheaper as well!

Most parks offering discounted ticket prices to larger groups. This makes a group outing to a theme park a no brainier for communities aiming to offer extra value to their residents.

 

Best ticket prices

 

Depending on which local park you attend, you can expect to pay about 10% less per ticket for groups over 20 or so people. The requirements and restrictions for large groups vary from park to park. Do check with your local amusement park or waterpark for exact details.  

 

Getting a discount on entry tickets frees up more cash for residents to spend on things like refreshments and souvenirs. This makes for an overall more enjoyable, entertaining, and memorable experience!

 

Additionally, if you plan your event in off-season timings, you can sometimes score additional discounts and perks during bookings (or even better group rates.)

 

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Charter a bus for less stress

 

To offer even more value to residents, you can charter transportation to and from the theme park. This will save on individual parking fees.

 

Chartering transportation will also help you keep track of your group, save on gas, and ensure a quick and safe arrival for all your residents.

 

**BONUS** Some group bookings allow a single bus to park for free. Other parks even comp. a ticket and meal to the driver or organizer of the group!

 

Charting group transportation means less stress for families. It can also turn the travel to and from the park into part of the adventure!

 

Plan a full day of activities

 

Not everyone will want to ride the rides together, but you can build a few check-in times into your schedule!

 

Reconvening as a group for mealtimes is a great way to encourage your residents to share their experiences and connect as a community.

 

One last meet-up for coffee or tea in the afternoon or evening before leaving is your best bet for making sure no man, woman, or child gets left behind.

 

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Make sure everyone knows what time the bus is leaving and keep everyone's phone numbers handy if you have to call or hunt down any residents.

 

A group outing to a theme or water park is a great way to offer additional experiences and value to your residents. It will keep them excited to be a part of your resident community year after year. Have a great trip!

1 month ago
Social Skiing 1 month ago

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2 months ago
“Green Your Clean” Meet-up 2 months ago

“Green your clean” with a home cleanser DIY community meet-up!

One powerful thing we can do to make our homes and communities safer is switch to using chemical-free home cleaning products!

More than 50 million Americans experience allergies and asthma each year as a result of environmental irritants and toxins. Modern cleaning products can contain as many as 1000 different chemicals! Many of these chemicals can irritate the skin and lungs or cause asthma symptoms - even in otherwise healthy individuals.

 

To combat these harmful effects, have residents “green their clean” with this home cleaning supply crafting workshop!

 

Making the Stations

 

Set up multiple tables and stations where you can demo the process for making each “green” home cleanser. You can also demo how to actually use that particular cleanser!

 

Have materials; like cleanser ingredients, spray bottles, labels, and markers, on hand for residents to mix up and label their own cleansers.

 

***TIP*** While the ingredients in these recipes are relatively low cost, it can add up. If your community needs to penny pinch, have residents register and pay in advance. You can also collect the fee on the day of the event to recover your costs.

 

Three powerful, natural, home cleaner recipes

All-Purpose Cleaner

                                             

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 gallon (2 liters) of water


Mix vinegar and baking soda into the water and add to a clean spray bottle. This formula can be used for the cleaning of windows, kitchen spills, countertops, shower water deposit stains, bathroom chrome fixtures, bathroom mirrors, and more.

 

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Heavy-Duty Carpet Cleaner

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup borax

 

For this heavy-duty carpet cleaner, make a paste using 1/4 cup each of vinegar, salt, and borax. Rub the paste into the carpet stain and leave for a few hours. Vacuum when mostly dry.

 

Bathroom Mold Deterrent

Ingredients:

 

  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide (3%)
  • 1 cup water

 

In many communities, bathroom mold - especially in tile grout - is a common problem. It can also be a health concern!

To deter the growth of mold in bathtubs and showers, mix one-part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray on areas with mold and wait at least one hour before rinsing or using the shower.

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For additional home cleaning product formulas, check out
EarthEasy.com.

 

***TIP*** Always test products in a small hidden area. Results may vary. Use caution with any new product in your home.


These substitution cleaning formulas are designed to help minimize the use of toxic substances in your community. They’ll also reduce the harmful environmental impact caused by the manufacture, use, and disposal of toxins.


However, even though the ingredients are relatively safer, ensure residents are still accurately labeling all their DIY cleansers. Remind residents to keep these homemade cleaning products, and all other cleaning products, out of the reach of childre

2 months ago
Community Nature Hike 2 months ago

We all need a breath of fresh air sometimes!

One creative way to provide that for your residents is to organize a nature walk on a nearby park or preserve!

 

There’s more fun in numbers! Hiking nearby allows you to take advantage of the natural beauty close to your community, without having to go too far.

 

Many urban areas are within 30-45 minutes of a large park or nature preserve. Ask around or search online to find what green open spaces and facilities are available to you!

Once you’ve narrowed down the list, arrange a day and time to go out “into the wild” with your residents.


As you arrange your outing, here are a few things to keep in mind…

 

Guide or No Guide?

You can ask for a knowledgeable community member to step forward and lead the pack, or you can manage the group yourself!

 

If you’re planning to lead the walk yourself, consider studying up and walking the trail yourself first with a local plant and animal guidebook in hand. This way you’ll know the paths in advance. You’ll also have time to plan what features you will point out to residents on the day of the hike.

 

If there are experts available, you can also coordinate with a local forager, horticulturist, or field guide in your area to arrange an afternoon of walking, hiking, and learning about the local flora and fauna.

Either way, residents should come away from the outing well exercised and having learned a bit about the local landscape.

 

What to Wear?

 

We recommend sturdy boots or sneakers for hiking along regular trails. Try to pick a trail that takes no more than an hour or two to complete at a slow pace. This way older residents and children can keep up!

 

 

 

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If there is a risk for bites from critters like snakes, mosquitos, or ticks in your area, encourage residents to wear long pants and long sleeves. You can also encourage them to apply sunscreen and bug repellent before heading out. Keep a first aid kit in your backpack, just in case!

You may also want to keep a bottle of non-toxic essential-oil based bug-repellent on hand to offer to residents.

 

Take Your Time

 

While you should have a meet-up time at the park or preserve, be flexible. Understand that it is meant to be an enjoyable and relaxing outing, and keeping to strict timetables is not always needed.

 

If residents want to spend extra time exploring certain areas on the trail - along the river for example - let them! You can gently urge them to move on after spending some time at any particular location.

The goal is to get exercise, visit, and get to know each other, all while exploring your natural surroundings. Encourage residents to stop and smell the roses (and other wildflowers) and fully immerse themselves in the natural world around them.

Whether you go as a large or small group, you’ll come back refreshed and energized as a community!

2 months ago
Community Speed Friending! 2 months ago

Can’t we all just get along?

 

Speed friending is sweeping the nation. We’ve all heard of speed dating and its benefits: speed-friending is no different. People want to make new friends, but it’s hard to figure out how to go about it. With speed friending, residents can pursue the goal without appearing desperate.

 

Speed friending is just what it sounds like, except the goal is to find friends instead of dates! You can host the event on-site, in a local coffee shop, or at a lounge area near your community.

 

Speed friending is like an icebreaker with a bit of a twist: it combines rotations (well-known in speed-dating) with conversation starters. Instead of making the whole group mingle together, you can let people get to know each other one-on-one. This set-up allows people to meet, visit, and mingle in a way that dissolves awkward social barriers.

 

Making a quick connection

 

With speed-friending, half the group is sitting and the other half of the group rotates. Every five minutes you ring a bell and the rotating group gets up and moves to the next sitting person.

 

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Residents will have a chance to chat, develop a connection, and possibly develop a friendship as well…or at least the start of one!

 

Remember, the time limits are flexible. If you have a larger group of people you can adjust the timing accordingly.

 

Ice-breaking discussion starters

 

You can find thousands of speed-friending discussion starter questions on Pinterest.

 

Print the questions, cut them up, and add them to a bag on the table. Residents can grab from the bag if they get stuck in the conversation.

However, as people warm up, you may be surprised to notice they need less prompts to keep the conversation going!

 

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***TIP*** Use a countdown timer on your phone for each round. Ring a loud bell when it’s time to rotate. It can be hard for everyone to hear the sound of your timer over the talking and laughing. Make sure your “move along” signal is loud enough for everyone to hear over the din!

 

Play the Name Game

 

Learning each other's names will both strengthen bonds in your community and also help residents sharpen their memory and networking skills.

 

***BONUS*** Award prizes to those who can remember the most names of everyone in the room to encourage active participation!

 

Benefits

 

Speed friending allows residents to quickly identify other community residents with common interests. In five minutes, the conversations won’t be deep, scripted, or profound. However, by simply discussing likes and dislikes in an informal way, residents may find that those first discussions can lead to future friendships.

Will this really work? Will residents be able to meet and find their next BFF in only five minutes?

While it’s possible that no friendships will be formed, there’s nothing to lose! Even if no lasting friendships form as a result of the event, your community members will have learned more about their neighbors.

 

 

Residents will feel more connected to their community and more comfortable with each other if they pass in the halls, car park, office, or gym. The result being a friendlier, and safer, community for all! 

2 months ago
2 months ago
Learning Electrical Circuits - Making Circuit Blocks! 2 months ago

Support your community scientists and engineers with this amazing circuit-building event. Watch the video below with everything you need to know about putting this project together in your community.

 

 

Materials and Components

 

Power sources

 

The recommended power source for this project is batteries. Batteries provide direct current (DC) power: this means that their power current flows in one direction. We recommend 2 AA 3V battery packs.

 

Loads

 

In a circuit, the load in a circuit is anything that consumes the power. Aim for components rated for around 3V and for DC power.

 

Here are a few ideas:


  • LEDs
  • Motors
  • Buzzers
  • Doorbells
  • Fans
  • Incandescent strand holiday lights
  • Light bulb sockets.
     

Interrupts

 

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Interrupts are any component that will interrupt the flow of energy from one component to the next. Consider making circuit blocks with interrupts like:

 

  • Buttons and switches - Pushbutton, Rocker, Slide, Push to break switch, Single pull single throw (SPST)
  • Potentiometers (e.g. dimmer switch)

 

Watch the full video to learn how to make the individual ring connectors and circuit component blocks, and put it all together!


Things to remember

 

Make sure that you purchase enough components for all children to participate. Make multiple stations with ample tools blocks, glue guns, soldering guns, and components. Have parents and staff available to help younger children with the activity and ensure everyone is able to make the blocks.

 

Once the blocks are finished, test the circuits as a group!

 

As communities and parents, it's important to provide safe, interesting, and exciting learning opportunities for our youth.

 

***BONUS*** Consider making monthly STEM-related activities a recurring event in your community.

 

Much like a coding boot camp helps to introduce young children to computer science, this circuit-building activity will inspire a life of engineering in your young residents! Now go out there and energize those circuits!

2 months ago
Pooch Plunge - Dog Day at the Pool 2 months ago

If you're like most communities, you don't allow resident pets in the hot tub or pool. This is for obvious safety and sanitation reasons. However, to make your canine friends feel welcome, plan a puppy play date at the pool on the last day before the pool area closes for the year!

During the dog days of summer, a doggie swim day is a perfect event to hold in your swimming pool right before you close it down and drain the pool for cleaning. Dog day at the pool is the one time of year when your community’s dogs are welcome to dog paddle, fetch, and play in the pool!

Building a Pup Friendly Pool Party

Towels

Buy some big fluffy beach towels and spread them around on the ground in a few shaded areas near the pool. Dogs will be able to get out of the water to dry off and lounge poolside if they need a break from playing.

Toys

Invest in some pet-friendly floating pool toys. Other water-retrievable toys include things like plastic floating bones, balls, and rings! The dogs will also enjoy relaxing in the sun on some fun floaters.

Additionally, consider making an icy cool pool party dog treat cake filled with party favors and yummy snacks.

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As the ice melts in the sun (and as the dogs lick and bite the cake) the snacks and toys will start to poke out! Just remember to allow at least 24 hours before your event for the cake to fully freeze! Here are some instructions for making the perfect icy treat cake.

Pet Ramp

Dogs will be entertained for hours getting in and out of the water. But remember, little dogs may find the stairs hard to climb.

***TIP*** Prevent drowning! Add a largescamper ramp to making your pool party safe for your canine friends. A ramp or pet staircase will make it easier for the animals to get in and out of the water.

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Treats

No pool party would be complete without the treats. You can whip up a batch of pupsicles as post-pool time treats.

Prep ahead plenty of frozen dog-treats like watermelon bone popsiclesor other healthy favorites likeyogurt, peanut butter, and banana paws.

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What if my community doesn’t have a pool?

No worries! You can still plan an equally splashing fun play date by investing in a few hard plastic kiddie pools or more durable dog swimming pools. Set up the dog pools in a grassy and shaded area and fill with water. You can also add ice blocks to the pools to cool off your hot dog visitors.

Additionally, toss some rubber toys in the pool to keep the dogs entertained.

***BONUS*** As an extra attraction, set up a few sprinklers in the yard for added water play fun!

Make water guns and buckets of water available for owners to spray and play with their pups. Water soaked balls are also a wet and exciting variation on the classic catch and fetch.

Special considerations

The chlorine in the pool makes the water unsafe for dogs to drink. It may also irritate their skin and eyes (as it does to humans as well!) Remind residents to rinse their pets down and shower them off thoroughly when their pups are done playing in the pool.

Additionally, supply lots of fresh clean drinking water in large drinking bowls for all your pup guests.

***BONUS*** If you have a giant community, you may want to consider making this an even larger event! Host agility competitions, ball and Frisbee throwing in your grassy areas, or even invite local pet-themed vendors to share and sell their wares!

Your canine community friends are sure to have an amazing time and will be requesting it as an annual end-of-summer event!

3 months ago
Giant Outdoor Game Day 3 months ago

Everyone loves games, and they’re even more fun when they're the giant variety! Here are four giant-sized games you can make for a community-wide outdoor game day!

 

Giant Jenga

 

Giant Jenga is just as fun as the original, but bigger! Use two-by-fours to create the giant Jenga logs. Sand them down and paint them in bright colors of your choice!

 

Find a flat surface to play on in your community and give it a go! You can also find additional Giant Jenga game assembly (and play) instructions here.

 

Giant Kerplunk

 

Have residents show off their strategy skills with this quick-play game!

 

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Strategy, noise, and fighting gravity: Kerplunk is another game that gets even more exciting the larger it is! The Giant Kerplunk structure is simple to make: all you need is a stretch of chicken wire fencing, pliers, brightly painted dowels, some kind of stand, and plastic play balls.

 

Set the game up in a cool, shaded, grassy area and let residents give the game their best shot. Read over the full gameplay instructions and you can learn more about how to build your Giant Kerplunk contraption here.

 

Giant Yahtzee

 

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Giant Yahtzee is just like regular Yahtzee but with much bigger dice! You'll have to work a bit harder to roll that five of a kind!

 

Gather up five giant bean bag dice, or make your garden dice own out of wooden blocks for some extra-large community fun. Full instructions for making your own oversized dice can be found here.

 

Extra Yahtzee scorecards can be purchased from the Hasbro website, or you can print and copy extra free PDF Yahtzee scorecards on your office printer/copier.

 

Yahtzee lends itself well to tournament play and teams, so consider getting your residents involved by setting up more competitive games!

 

Connect Four

 

Giant Connect Four is a simple game that even some of your youngest residents can play. Oversized coins will make for a memorable community game experience.

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The game is easy to construct (full instructions here) but does take some cutting and assembling. It's a perfect job for both your power tools and maintenance staff.

 

Ordinary multiplayer games, when taken to the extreme in size and scale, are sure to be a memorable hit with community residents. Remember to snap lots of pictures to share and remember the fun day. Tuck it away for the season, and then bring everything out again the next year for another round of play!

3 months ago