- What do you need for this adventure?
- What message will you write?
- Where will you share this adventure?
- How much time will you take for this adventure?
- Pair up with a friend. Write a short message for him or her.
- Fold your message into a paper airplane and “air mail” it to him or her by throwing it. Your friend will make a paper airplane for you, too.
- Here’s the catch: both you and your friend can only stand in a small circle (you might use a hula hoop) when throwing and catching your paper airplanes. Set up your circles a little way apart from each other—far enough to throw your paper airplanes.
- If your paper airplane does not fly where you want it to, then your friend cannot read your message
- How can you and your partner work together to get the airplane into their hands?
- What do you know now that you did not know before?
- How well did your paper airplane fly? How well did your friend’s fly?
- If you and your friend both caught each other’s paper airplanes, how did you feel? Why?
- If your airplane did not reach your friend, how did that make you feel? How did your friend feel?
- What would be a better way to share an important message? Why?
- What are some other ways that we can share messages with each other?
Keep it Simple
How else can you get a message to someone who is not near you? Find a creative way to communicate a message across a room – can your partner get your message?
Take it Further
Don’t just write a message to your partner! Write or draw something that will make them feel happy. Write down some things that they do well, or draw a picture of them being kind! Your compliments will make them feel good about themselves.