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Porch Swap

Invent a game. Swap a game. We are all doing our best to keep our friends and family safe and stay at home. But you’ve been waiting for Spring Break since January and it’s a bummer to have to stay at home! You can’t see your friends, but you can still have fun with them with an ingenious game swap! Get your friends to join you in a one-of-a-kind game swap! You and your friends each design and build a game or make an art kit and then arrange a porch swap. Drop off your game on your friend’s porch and pick-up the game your friend made. Take it home, call on Face Time or any other teleconferencing platform and watch each other play the game or enjoy the art project together. When you’re done playing, swap out that game with another friend! How many friends do you think can play your game this spring break? You can be ingenious and design and build a Cardboard Arcade game, Board Game, Outside game, or catching game. Remember to write and swap the game directions! Some of you might prefer to gather art materials and design and deliver an art project that you can complete together on Face Time. Or swap original stories with your friends and ask them to illustrate or create a diorama for your story! Gather game making stuff Recyclables – Anything you can rescue from the recycling bin! cardboard, empty TP and paper towel rolls, cereal boxes, yogurt containers and lids, water bottles, plastic fruit containers, clean milk jugs, plastic and paper cups, plastic spoons. Squeezable fruit pouch lids, water bottle, and milk jug lids make great game pieces. Craft supplies: Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, beads, wooden dowels, feathers, straws, toothpicks Tape: masking tape and duct tape Low heat glue gun and glue sticks White glue Scissors (Box cutter for adult use only Rulers Paint, Markers, Crayons String, yarn Balls Marbles PVC pipe For game creation inspiration, check out these videos below of cardboard arcade and other games that Ignite students have invented! We will be sharing more ideas and directions throughout the week on our blog and social media, so check back often! Share your game swaps with Ignite! Post pictures and videos on your social media and tag Ignite so we can share on our Instagram page with #IAmIngenious As you work through these challenges feel free to reach out to me with any questions via direct message on our Facebook page @igniteingenuity or Instagram page at @Ignite_Ingenuity.

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