Programs at your School
Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) is excited to visit your classroom!
Although the activities and games PBC will bring are fun, all of them have a purpose. Don't be surprised if you both enjoy a game and learn some interesting things about yourself and others with whom you interact every day. Sometimes the learning objective is right on the surface, and sometimes it’s buried deep inside the fun and may not come to light until after the activity is completed. Learning to "debrief," or reflect on the game, will be part of the fun, too.
Here are some of the activities that you and your friends might enjoy when Princeton-Blairstown Center comes to your school:
STICKY VINE - You and your classmates grab the knotted rope. But little do you know it is a “sticky vine”! Oh no, now your hands are stuck on the rope. Can you undo the knots in the vine without freeing your hands from the rope? With determination and cooperation, you can!
PIPELINE - Your group has a marble, a golf ball, a super bouncy ball and several plastic pipes. How fast can your group get all these different sized balls through the pipes and into the bucket at the back of the room? The balls must stay in the pipes at all times – if they fall your group has to start over. Oh, by the way, your hands can only touch the pipes! You’ll have to be fast on your feet and really work together!
PIGS IN A BLANKET - Have you ever tried tossing and catching something only using a bandana? Well, if you think that’s difficult, try it with 10 of your classmates holding the bandana with you… while walking!! Now that’s going to take some teamwork!
DEAN’S DILEMMA - Dean has lost something and needs to find it. So you and two of your classmates are going to help him find it. One of you is the eyes but can’t speak, one of you is the mouth but can’t see and one of you is the body but can’t see or speak. The eyes and mouth have to work together and direct Dean’s body to the missing item. It’s hilarious, and it’s all about communication! Ok team, huddle, plan and execute!
ALL ABOARD - Is it possible to get 10 people to fit on a 2 feet wide piece of wood? This challenge will definitely bring you and your classmates closer together and test your patience! Group hug everybody!!!
STEPPING STONES- Getting from one spot to another without touching the ground takes more than just a few rubber spots! You’ll need communication, cooperation, and teamwork!
ELBOW TAG – So you think you know how to play tag? Have you ever played tag using just your elbows? It’s a lot more challenging than you think.
HAVE YOU EVER? – This activity helps you see how many things in common (and not!) you have with your classmates and friends. Have you ever gone swimming in a lake? Have you ever helped someone with a math test? Have you ever read a whole book over the weekend? Have you ever cooked a meal for your family? You will be very surprised at who has done the same things that you have and you will be even more surprised at the many things you have done that your classmates haven’t! You’ll really get to know the people around you, sharing and discovering differences and similarities.
"I learned that I'm a good leader, and when I have an idea I need to speak up more." Trenton 9th grader
"I learned that I can reach my goals and with my supportive friends anything is possible." Trenton 11th grader