Tips for Military Families #151

Deployment Jenga – Tip #151

It isn’t easy gettng your family together long enough to get talking about the things that really matter.  If you are running support groups or classroom programs or just want to get your family talking about their worries, goals, dreams, fears, etc. this is the ideal game to put people at ease and get them answering and asking quesitons about their lives and what they experience because they are a part of a military family.  This game will allow everyone the opportunity to understand each other more, communicate their thoughts and feelings and have fun doing it.

All you need is a permanent marker, a Jenga game and the questions from our website (under resource section).  You then take each tile and write a question and before they can place the tile on the top of the stack and move to the next person, they have to answer the question or follow the direction on the tile.

Some sample questions:

* What are you most worried about?

* What is harder when you have a family member deployed?

* What are you most looking forward to in the next week?

* Name 5 things that annoy you

* Ask someone else a question

* Finish the sentence: Military life is….

For more Jenga tile questions, visit our website (search under resources): http://www.whileyouwereaway.org

To submit a tip of your own, write to: Megan@whileyouwereaway.org

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