# Leadership - day 3 problem solving

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These activities can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 6 - Day 3

### Mindfulness Activity:

Trivia question: What color is a Polar Bear's skin?

A) Pink
B) White
C) Black

Mindfulness Activity:

• Count how many times your heart beats for 15 seconds. (Get help from a parent or use a timer)
• How many times did your heart beat? If you multiply that number by 4, that's how many times your heart beats in a minute. That’s your heart rate.

### Partner Cup Stacking

Supplies:

• Plastic cups
• Elastic bands
• 4 Pipe cleaners
• 2 or more people

Being a good leader means to also be a good team player.

• Help your child attach 4 pipe cleaners to a stretchy elastic band. Twist the pipe cleaners together to create 4 handles.
• The players try to stack the cups without using their hands. They can use the pipe cleaner handles to stretch the elastic band to grab and stack the cups.
• See if they can problem solve on their own and give direction whenever necessary.
• To make it more difficult, blindfold one of the players so that the other player has to talk them through the steps.

### Shape Scavenger Hunt and Match

Supplies:

• A variety of toys and objects (e.g. train track, bath toy, toy car, etc.)
• Paper
• Marker

Trace the objects on a piece of paper.

Have your child find the object in the house that matches the shape’s outline.

Encourage your child to use their problem-solving skills to find the right object. Help them break down the problem if they’re stuck on a specific shape by using statements like, "hmm…that doesn't look right? What else could it be?"

### Marble Run Maze

Supplies:

• Various recycling objects (e.g. paper tubes and household objects)
• A marble (a golf ball or tennis ball can also be used instead).

Have your child construct a marble run that will get the marble from one side of the room to the other without help. It helps if the point A location is at an elevated area to give the marble momentum.

### Review Questions:

• What was surprisingly difficult and/or surprising easy about todays activities? (Feel)
• How do you think having strong decision-making skills and leadership are related? (Think)
• What can you do if you’re stuck on making a decision or having difficulty solving a problem? (Act)