Playing with a Full Deck: 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards!

Author(s): Michelle Cummings

Edition: 1

Copyright: 2007

Pages: 122


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A simple deck of cards can cover so much ground with any group that you work with. Everything from mixers and get to know you activities, problem solving initiatives, powerful diversity activities and great debriefing activities can all be done with a deck of cards.

Playing with a Full Deck: 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards includes card games that engage players in classifying, ordering, reasoning, deducing, and devising strategies to solve a problem. These same skills help in science, math, and other studies. They help us concentrate, focus attention, hone motor skills, and become more sociable.

Most of the card activities in Playing with a Full Deck: 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards are geared towards groups of 10 or more, but there are some great ones you can do with small groups as well.

Playing with a Full Deck: 52 Team Activities Using a Deck of Cards uses activities based on the theories and work around multiple intelligences and the 7 Kinds of Smart work done by Thomas Armstrong and Howard Gardner. At the bottom of each activity it will note the learning style that is relevant for each activity.


7 Kinds of Information
Getting to Know a Deck of Cards
Poker Hands from Lowest to Highest
Layout of This Book

Get It Back
Card Groupings
What You Say
Cut the Deck
4 of a Kind
Alliteration Anticipation
Killer Wink
Chase the Ace
The Conductor
Zero War
Take One
Medieval Evolution
Pair Tag-Quad Tag
The King Is Coming!
Sentence Shuffle
Group Blackjack; Group Jackblack
52 Card Pickup
Quick Cards
Sum of the Group
Card Punch
Three-Card Line Up
Blind Line Up
Card Towers
Insanity Poker
Multiplication Rummy
Box Cards
Order Puzzle
Number Slide
Poker Incentives
Team Add vs. Team Subtract
Partner Find
Team Memory
Finders Keepers
King's Corner
Group Gops
Stop the Clock
My Ship Sails
Accountant's Nightmare
Press Ten
Get Into Your Groups
Old Maid or Old Mister
Deck of Card Debrief
What You Say 2


Michelle Cummings

Michelle Cummings M.S. is the Big Wheel and founder of Training Wheels, a known leader in the Team Development industry. She is an accomplished author and sought-after speaker and consultant on leadership, teambuilding, and experiential learning. Michelle has created a wide variety of facilitation, debriefing, and teambuilding activities that have collectively changed the way trainers and educators work.

Michelle has delivered innovative leadership programs for hundreds of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Michelle works with professional associations, corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations throughout the world. She is currently working with Stephen M.R. Covey and his associates at CoveyLink on developing experiential activities for Stephen's most recent book, The Speed of Trust.

Michelle received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas State University and her master's degree in experiential education from Minnesota State University at Mankato.

Related ISBN's: 9780757540943, 9781465228888




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