The first three “crisis days” in the camp. How to start getting acquainted? How to form groups? What is the game for acquaintance? Using the “ice break” technique, what is special about? How to create team spirit?
Answers to these questions, with a professional approach, will help create a “right” atmosphere in a group where children will feel confident and minimize the tension of the first days.
The team of the French language camp “Club Lumière” actively uses various exercises for acquaintance and development of the group’s dynamics, of course, in French. “Hunting for signatures” is one of many activities from the Club Lumière.
HUNTING FOR SIGNATURES
OBJECTIVES: Unlocking, language acquisition
DURATION: 10 minutes
PROCEDURE: The team has prepared for each participant a sheet with at least 15 boxes in which there are statements that allow to get to know each other better. For example, “knows how to whistle with two fingers”, “likes to read detective novels” or “plays chess” etc. Each box should contain enough space for a signature. The goal is to get a signature by box. Participants have the right to sign only under the statements that correspond to them. Each participant has the right to sign in one box per sheet. The participant who first succeeded in completing his autograph sheet is the winner and shouts stop. Then you can read the information aloud and the corresponding first names.
MATERIAL: One copy and one pen per participant
NOTES: This activity is adapted to the knowledge phase
Exercises can be either dynamic or less mobile. Here the team uses basic expressions and the vocabulary of first acquaintance. The whole team is involved in the game, which immediately breaks the barrier of “adults / children.” At the same time, our animators closely monitor the progress of the game, helping children who, by their nature, are not yet very active.