The 2-minute high-energy fast-moving card game that's perfect for middle schoolers. PLUS: a neoprene salmon zipper pouch!
Hall Ball - 3 variations of an easy large group game (that doesn't really require a hall, but who wants to play a game just called "Ball"?
Every WyldLife leader knows about the challenges of meeting and spending time with middle schoolers. They don't have as many extracurricular activities as high school students. There are fewer special events to volunteer at. They don't have access to their own transportation. Many of them don't yet have phones (either cell or landline). Most don't yet … Continue reading Solo/Ensemble Contest: A Top-Tier WyldLife Contact Work Zone
Each year, new WyldLife staff gather with hundreds of other new and current YL staff for a week of intensive training. Here are fifteen takeaways that this years' new WyldLife staff want to share with you.
Middle schoolers know exactly what they want in a friend - we should pay careful attention.
When you're meeting new kids, has that nagging whisper of fear ever threatened to mess with your joy and excitement? Yeah - me too.
The easiest tools and tips for talking with middle schoolers are also the most fun: how to use beach balls, giant dice, and Twister spinners to get things rolling in your small group.
In case you missed it, some Really Smart People said some things about middle schoolers that were then re-said by some other people and were then picked up by all the Important News Sites and all the Interesting Magazines. What they said was misleading at best. It's our job to live a different story.
If you're meeting a middle-schooler for the first time, the standard questions (name? grade? school?) are the obvious starting point. But since many 11- to 13-year olds haven't yet learned how to carry a conversation, it's up to you to keep things going. One of the easiest ways to do that is by saying, "Tell … Continue reading 4 Ways to Start Conversations with Middle Schoolers
Chaperoning a middle school dance is one of The Best Ways Ever to spend your Friday night. Seriously. No joke. Read why here.