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Christmas In July 2016

July 27, 2016 -

Tired of the heat? Get your sleigh bells, scarf and cool off with my annual Christmas in July special. You will hear a short cantata by JS Bach, plus new music for the season and of course a chestnut or two. Come on in!

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Looking for new ideas for team building. What's your favorite camp game, leadership game, game to do with larger groups?
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Sarah Lynn"Zip Zap Zop"... popular game, Google search for instructions and YouTube for demo videos.

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Maestra DeMúsica DivnickAs soon as I saw this, I imagined it for a choir camp! www.facebook.com/Upworthy/videos/1316825255024996/ We've probably all done bingo-type games as mixers, but this adds a completely different social aspect. You could use music stands as the poles, and yarn/twine is pretty cheap.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsI am sure I am not the first, but I wrote random words like "America" and "Red" on note cards. Kids had to write a list of songs that included the word or was about the word. Then had to sing one song together in front of the rest of the group. It ended with the group who got America singing the National Anthem, waving a flag around and the rest of the kids (about 80) joined in. It was awesome.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsTrade up: give them a paperclip and let then loose in town for an hour. See who can come back with the most unique "trade."

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsPhoto scavenger hunt - I made up a bunch that I knew would relate well to the group.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsChicken on a hill. Google it.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsParanoia. Google that one too - apparently it's all the teenage rage.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsDivide into groups of 4-6 and each group has to come up with a list of 6 things they all have in common that cannot be physical appearance. We will be playing this one on our carpool down to our retreat this Monday.

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsLook up baby shower games and then fit them to your group. There are a lot that you could easily tweak to make them non-baby related...

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Laura 'Dudding' EngelsClearly, I do team builders a lot.

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Karen MerkleyMy kids love "If you're my friend smile." Bring out your teacher chair (or something equally comfortable and choose one student to be "it". They choose a classmate and say, "if you're my friend, smile." They may repeat the question as many times as they want and do whatever SCHOOL APPROPRIATE thing they want to to get the person to smile (I emphasize this point). The person responding has to either smile and give up their seat to become "it" or they must respond "You're my friend, but I just won't smile," three times without smiling and the person has to move on to someone else. There is no better way to build friendships than to have kids tell each other they are their friend and sit around laughing with each other. :-)

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Karen MerkleyThe human knot is always fun as is passing the hula hoop with linked arms.

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Karen MerkleyThis year I also am going to host a lip sync battle or karaoke contest so that kids can really let their crazy side out.

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