Class activities are listed here, with fireworks listed below.
Activities at Workshop Classes:
Craft – Game Figures - Students Paint Meeples
Key Points – Types of Games
Collaborative – Game Design
Writing – Game Storyboard
Math/Logic – Hunt for Bugs in patterns
Character Connection – Friendly Competition
Big Activity – Chess Knights - a game that teaches chess moves
Movement - Human Knot
Activities at Weekly Disney Days:
Language Arts: Play word games
Math Challenge: Keeping track of points of the various games
Character Connection: Mary Poppins: "Snap, the job's a game!"
Photo scavenger hunt with other guests doing strange things on camera
Hidden Mickey competition
Discuss competition, stress and how to turn mundane into a game (Mary Poppins as the character connection)
Students make up their own games
Standard Disney Days Activities:
Main key Points – Many kinds of games
Follow-up Activity – Skills required to make video games
Collaboration – Students measure and graph their heart rates at rest and after exercise
Game - Board Game - Students play mini chess
Minecraft Class Activities:
Play three games and identify the game design elements in each
Discuss what makes a good game
Pick 2-3 tasks you currently struggle to do at home. Make a game for each to make these tasks fun!
Learn to play a game you haven't played before
Make a scavenger hunt
Learn more about game theory
Much like a book report, write a game report. What makes it a good or bad game?
Make your own patterns with "bugs" for the others to decode.
Games are nothing without rules. Write down the rules to a game.
Play musical chairs to practice good sportsmanship.
Explore the gaming careers flowchart: http://www.gamedesigning.org/graphics/career-in-gaming-flowchart/
Throughout the ages, people have made many interesting chess pieces. Design your own chess pieces. Either make them yourself, or make the box that your set would be sold in if it were sold in a store.
Try out some video game making programs:
Tiny Game Design Tool
Participate in the Global Game Jam: http://globalgamejam.org/
Create a game storyboard: https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator
Play some chess variations:
queen vs. all pawns
only king and pawns
playing on only half the board
Turn your bedroom into an escape game. Can your family figure out how to get out?
Learn about game mechanics: https://gamestarmechanic.com/
Make a life-size board game to play with your family.
Learn more about games, game mechanics, game design, and game theory:
http://wannabe.urustar.net/ (includes some mild strong language)http://kotaku.com/5979539/a-beginners-guide-to-making-your-first-video-game
Do some Harry Potter paper and pencil games: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/harry-potter-puzzles
Hold a game Jam. A game jam is an event in which game developers try to complete a game, often following a given theme, in a very short span of time, usually 48 hours, but there are longer jams as well as crazy 2-hours jams.
Write a game story: http://www.paladinstudios.com/2012/08/06/how-to-write-a-good-game-story-and-get-filthy-rich/
Play Balderdash with your family.
Play some math games.