2017 Week 1 Challenge – Play

Here is the first challenge for the 2017 list of weekly challenges.


What the note says –

Do you remember what it was like to play like a child? No thinking of right or wrong, just being in the moment. Use this car to inspire you and get started on a week of play.

What did I do for my week of play?


I had a couple of improv sessions over the week. Improv is one of the best sources of play that anyone can use for themselves. You can be whomever you want, doing whatever you want, and the scene ends, and you create something new each time. You just go with it.

Source: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/01/30/how-improv-can-open-up-the-mind-to-learning-in-the-classroom-and-beyond/

Video games.


Ah, who am I kidding? Nothing wrong with that. I spent some of my evenings firing away at Dark Souls 3.

I love it. I hate it. It makes me angry. It makes me joyful. It’s a strange series, but a damn good one at the end of the day.

Sadly, that was more or less the extent of my play during the week.

Sure, it was cold out, but that’s not exactly an excuse. It’s a new year, and people are getting back to what they were doing before, or starting something new, or already abandoning their New Years Resolutions.

What could you do for play?

Well, let’s see. Let’s make a list of ways to play.

  1. Play with lego
  2. Go to an escape room
  3. Have a snowball fight
  4. Go to a board game cafe
  5. Play some multiplayer video games
  6. Play an instrument (Guitar, drums, kazoo…)
  7. Play jump rope like you did back in Elementary
  8. Get a game of Dodgeball going
  9. Play tag
  10. Laser Tag
  11. Go Bowling
  12. Mini golf
  13. Toss a frisbee around
  14. Juggle
  15. Do some improv
  16. Fly a kite
  17. Paint
  18. Daydream
  19. Play hockey
  20. Curling
  21. Play with animals
  22. Four square
  23. Shoot some hoops
  24. Tennis
  25. Badminton

That’s just a small list of things you could do.

Go back to the list of 52 Weekly Challenges.