A Game to Incorporate Play in the Art Room
I recently added a new game to my repertoire of sponge activities called The Green Glass Door! Brainteasers and puzzles like The Green Glass Door are wonderful tricks to pull out of your hat while kids are waiting in line for their teacher, at lunch waiting to be dismissed or seated prior to an assembly. They grab students’ attention and pump up creativity!
This Green Glass Door can be used from age 8 on up and is even fun for adults. The game is very simple and can be played anywhere at any time and it requires no supplies. In a nutshell, players try to figure out the one rule that allows items to pass through The Green Glass Door. There are two directives to explain before playing:
- Players may ask yes or no questions only. For example, “could a bear go through The Green Glass Door?”
- Once you figure out the rule, you cannot blurt it out! You must only add suggestions and continue the game.
It’s that simple. So, let’s play! I will start off by giving you a few hints:
- A kitten can go through The Green Glass Door, but a cat cannot.
- A book can go through The Green Glass Door, but a newspaper cannot.
- A pillow can go through The Green Glass Door, but a blanket cannot.
Think you have mastered The Green Glass Door? Add your questions or suggestions below, but remember… don’t give away the rule!
What sponge activities, riddles, and brainteasers do you use?
How could you play this game using concepts from your art curriculum?