Use an Olympic Games theme to plan a Staff Olympics. Organize several fun events in which staff members compete. The "Olympics" can be an ongoing event or just a day of fun. Events might include the following:
Bat with a broom rather than a bat. And run the bases backwards.
[content block] LAY AN EGG
Arrange staff members into pairs and have them stand with their backs touching. Place a raw egg between their backs and see if they can lay the egg on the ground without breaking it.
Make two piles of the same type of clothing. Divide the staff into teams. Have the first person on each team race to put on all of the clothes in the pile --- and then take them off. Then the next player does the same. The team that dresses and undresses fastest is the winning team.
FIND THE RAINBOW
Arrange the staff into teams. Give each team a bag with a sheet of paper with the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) written on it. Each team must find and put in the bag an outside object that matches each color. The winner is the first team to find objects that match all of the colors. You might do this activity indoors; if you do that, you will want to eliminate from the game crayons, paints, markers, books, and other items that often come sets that include every color of the rainbow.
Players hit the ball with their feet instead of a golf club.
Arrange staff members into an even number of teams and provide a hula-hoop and a stick for each team. Devise a course for each team to follow. Start the relay by blowing a whistle; then each competitor rolls the hoop through the course and back using either a hand or the stick. The hula-hoop is handed off to the next player. The relay continues until all of the players of one team complete the course.
What do I want to take home from my summer vacation? The wonderful luxury of being at rest. The days when you shut down the mental machinery that keeps life on track and let life simply wander. The days when you stop planning, analyzing, thinking and just are. Summer is my period of grace.
~ Ellen Goodman
GRIN AND SHARE IT
Teacher: "What is the purpose of school?"
Student: "Without school, there wouldn't be a reason for holidays and summer vacation."
Drive your staff happy!
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