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Germaine Liu

  • Found objects or art supplies
  • 5 to 12 years of age
  • 13 to 18 years of age
  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intergenerational

10-60 minutes

  • Education
  • Community associations
  • Social services
  • Health

Task-based Games: Partner Walk


Hel­lo!  My  name is Ger­maine.  I have pre­pared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am liv­ing the expe­ri­ence in a way.  When every­one involved is open and will­ing to par­tic­i­pate, then it feels like we are all in this togeth­er.  We receive and give in this very direct and delib­er­ate way that I think is an hon­est exchange for all of us.  Have fun, enjoy!

Part­ner Walk


1. Gath­er an object or hand­held per­cus­sion instru­ment and a stick you can play it with, find a part­ner and link arms.

2.  Each pair of play­ers can decide who will be the leader.  Once a leader is select­ed, they can put up their hand.


Let’s play!

1. The leader plays their object while step­ping at the same time.  Their part­ner will try to syn­chro­nize with them as close as pos­si­ble.  The leader can move for­wards, back­wards, side to side, or change the pace or rhythm of their movements.

2.  For social dis­tanc­ing pur­pos­es, you can also play this game 6 feet apart from your partner.

Feel free to get cre­ative with your move­ments, stay safe and have fun!

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