Detectives: Can you solve this?! Which piece of evidence would you collect from the crime scene and why?
Space Balls a Team Building exercise!!! I love this idea....perhaps I love the name of it more...... This is a fun and easy exercise that can be done with any size team in-person or virtually and needs 0 supplies!
It sounds like something odd, but it really is as simple as can be!
Space Balls are balls that are made up of nothing but space
Space Balls is a great game for team building, but also works on focus, concentration, and imagination! It works well in morning meeting, or any time of day they need a
To start, establish what a space ball actually is: a ball made of space! Since you can't see the ball, it's important to show the size, shape, and weight of the ball by the way you hold the ball.
Then, slowly pass the space ball around the circle.
Participants should watch to see that the ball maintains its size and shape.
Next, introduce a "new" space ball, and review the concept by passing the ball around the circle again. Make the new space ball somewhat different from the first one. (smaller, heavier, etc.)
When the ball completes the circle, it's a good time to break the group into groups of 2 or 3 to play catch with the space balls. (Have some fun passing out space balls to each small group! Encourage their creativity by asking what sort of ball they want, then slowly taking that ball out of your "box" for them to see!)
Another option is to toss the space ball to someone across the circle. (See photo at top.) In these cases, remind the participants to show the size and shape of the ball, remembering to maintain the size and shape.
You can continue by introducing the idea of changing the space ball. Model squishing the space into a very small ball, or stretching it into a very large ball. The space can also become quite heavy (grunting is encouraged) or it can become quite light like a balloon. The participants hands and body language should always show the size, shape, and weight of the space ball, so their partner can follow.
Now it's time to let the group to be creative: pass a space ball around the circle, letting the participants change the space ball any way they want to. The participants should be very clear in taking the space ball from the previous person, maintaining its shape, then showing the group how they are changing the space ball.
Game adapted from elementary.com
We can still have some fun!
Do you remember FUN? We do! We know life has thrown us some curveballs lately and it hasnt been easy, but that doesnt mean we can't stop and find a way to enjoy ourselves! We have redesigned some of our favorite programs and added some stellar new ones to the mix that will keep you and the people you love in the FUN ZONE!
Check out our events this month at Creative Learning Society!
August 8th - Kids Cooking Class at 10AM
August 15th - Cold Case Murder Mystery Game (BYOB) 7PM
August 22nd - Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt (BYOB) 7PM
August 28th - Dinner and a Mystery Movie (BYOB) 7:30PM
Virtual Murder Mystery August 13th, 14th, 21st and 29th
Want a private event? We can do that too! From Event Rental Space to a fully planned private celebration, we can help. Call us at 713-876-2585 for more info,
Kids Cooking Class$30.00 - $40.00
Cold Case Murder Mystery Game$15.00 - $50.00
Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt in Historic Rosenberg$20.00 - $45.00
Dinner and A Mystery Movie$20.00
Fall 2020 Creative Workshops for Kids
We are so excited to bring you our Fall 2020 Creative Workshops. The series includes:
Kids Book Club - Sessions are available in 3 different age groups
Actors Studio - Acting classes for all of our young perfomers
Imaginarium - A hands on class in creativity and the arts
Adventures in Rosenberg - A Walking History tour of Historic Rosenberg. We will visit some of the famous building, enjoy some of the tasty food and visit the historical Railroad Museum!
Theater Troupe - a theater production experience. Kids will write, produce and perform in their very own show!
Click below for more information and Registration
CREATIVE WORKSHOP INFO AND REGISTRATION
Our July Event Calendar has been thoughtfully designed to allow Social Distancing and a whole lot of fun! We have OPENED our Studio Location at 1812 Ave G in Rosenberg Texas. In addition to holding events at your Favorite Venue, we are now offering special workshops and events at out Studio location. We are continuing our Virtual events and we have added a brand new Game Show event for July! We would love to have you join us and enjoy some good old fashioned fun!
Tickets and Registration for events is Now OPEN!
Team Building Tip #29
We all need to know our work is important. We need to know that what we spend 8 plus hours a day on has a meaning or a purpose. Yes a paycheck is a purpose but for most individuals it is more than that. We leave our homes and our families and many other amazing things to spend an enormous amount of time at WORK, what we do must matter, must contribute, must deserve some recognition to help support our PURPOSE for being there and the work we do.
This is not just about giving away gift cards and telling someone what a great job they did. This is about showing your team members how WHAT they do is connected to everything else in the organization and HOW it impacts the potential success or even failure of the whole. Support your team by
1.Talking about how their work flows into different parts of the organization
2. Show them what would happen if their Job didn’t exist
3. Ask other departments to share their experiences with your team. The good and the bad
4. Take them on a “field trip” to meet other departments and to physically see what happens before their work and afternoon their work
Show your team how much they matter and watch them RISE to the occasion! #teambuilding #teamculture #teamwork #leadership #greatleaders #teamspirit #friday
So Many Great Things are Happening!
We are so excited to open our STUDIO! This fun and eclectic addition will be the home to a host of new Creative Workshops for kids and adults of all ages, a Murder Mystery Book Resale Library and our new Cold Case File mysteries and Detective Scavenger Hunts and the perfect place for you to host your own private event! Below are a few of the classes we will be offering:
Murder Mystery Movie Nights
The Studio is opening on June 17th with our first Creative Workshop Kids Bucket Drumming!
We are working on our full Summer calendar now! Check out our June events at creative-learning-society.square.site
Join us for a Virtual Murder Mystery Event! If you love attending our in-person mysteries you will LOVE our online Version!
In this game the players / teams are assigned a Character (as their game piece) and act as a Detective to help us solve a crime. Each game is hosted by Live Hostess / Character to help move all of the players through the three rounds of game play. This is the best of Clue, Escape Puzzles and our Famous In-Person Murder Mystery games all shook up together!
Each month we provide a brand new game! Play with the people in your home, your friends in the neighborhood, your family in other states of join a bunch of like minded mystery buffs for every fun filled adventure!
Registration is $12/Individuals and $20 for Teams of 2. Teams MUST use the same device to log in to the Zoom meeting. If you are in two separate locations please register as an individual. To Register click this link or the ticket link above!
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We have added a new Team Building option to our offerings. We now offer Bucket Drumming events both Online and In-person. Get your group together for a Bucket Drumming Lesson and let's all get on the same BEAT! This is an energizer course that helps teams focus on the collective energy while concentrating on individual contributions. The sense of accomplishment gained from a team completing a song successfully is unparalleled. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yes, you read that right! Singing Telegrams can be a wonderful way to show your team some appreciation and give them an injection of Joy! We at Creative Learning Society recently began offering Singing Telegram services to our clients and we can not help but notice the immediate positive impact it is having on teams. Whether a telegram is delivered virtually or in-person the songs and the enthusiasm is infectious...in a good way! Its not about the quality of the voice delivering the telegram it is the intention behind it!
You can use the singing telegram as a "gift" or presentation to your team or the entire concept can be turned into a full blown team building experience. A few of our suggestions are below. If you would like us to facilitate any of the options listed below give us a call at 713.876.2585
1. Outsource a Singing Telegram - Hire a service to show up in-person or virtually for your team and perform a song. This can be an easy hands off way to lighten the day and show appreciation
2. Management Singing Telegram Performance - Gather your co-workers and prepare a fun singing sketch to deliver to your team. These can be delivered at meetings, cubicle-side, in the lunch room or ZOOM Meeting! This option delivers on so many levels. Its gets management working together on something fun and shows immense concern and appreciation for employees. It is also a great jumping off point for a greater team building exercise!
3. Singing Telegram Team Building - Separate everyone into teams of 5 or less people, and give them the task of creating a singing telegram (one song) for the other teams or a team of judges, Set a time limit to complete the task and give them space to create. Make sure the teams know the venue they will use to present their telegram aka Zoom or In-person and set some specific rules as needed to fit your company standards etc... This team building is ideal for any environment, even Remote teams and can be used in a day to day interaction or at a larger meeting or conference!
Call Creative Learning Society to Facilitate a Team Building Activity t 713.876.2585
Come One Come All to join us in our first ever Mystery Book Club (Society). We are joining forces and having a good time while we get out Mystery On! This is a Virtual Book Club and we will meet Once every two weeks via Zoom to discuss our book and other mysterious things! If you are local to the Houston area, I will arrange a once a month meeting for everyone to get together in-person and Gab,Gab,Gab away!
As you may or may not know, a major focus of my business is Social Murder Mystery Events. Two years ago I began writing my own mystery stories for the Murder Mystery events and I think a Mystery Book Club is the perfect armchair partner to those in-person events. It is the problem solving and suspense that makes these types of stories so intriguing for me. I have been reading murder mystery books since I was in junior high and Agatha Christie remains my all time favorite author of mystery. She has a way of setting up plot line which draws me in and turns me into a detective. I want to be able to solve the crime before she does! Her novels are classic and set the scene for my frame of reference as to what a mystery novel should be. The Book Club is sure to feature Agatha Christie Novels but we will absolutely branch out to other authors and explore.
Book Club Membership Options
1. You may join the Book Club for $25/month and I will purchase and ship the books to you. Each month I will include a special gift in your book shipment that is related to our story. You will receive our Book Club book Monthly even of you are not able to participate in the Book Club Meetings. You still get to enjoy the stories.
2. You may purchase the Books on your own. I will provide links to both the Paper Books, Audio Books and Digital Download Books every month. Please be advised that the links I provide may be affiliate links.
To Sign up for Book Club please click here: https://creative-learning-soceity.square .site
Our first Book is "Death on the Nile" by Agatha Christie - sorry I had to start there! Our first Virtual Book Club Meeting will be held Wednesday April 29th via Zoom Meeting! Once you sign up for Book Club (Monthly Membership or Buy your own Membership) I will send you our private Zoom Meeting Link with additional instructions for downloading the app etc... How exciting!
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Creative Learning Society is a Team Building company. We believe in the power of "Play" and strive to build a platform of education built on creativity, fun and knowlege growth!