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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

1 hour

  • Education
  • Community associations

Task-based Games: Path


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!



1. Gath­er a bunch of objects around the house like cups, bowls, jars, what­ev­er you can find.  Test the sounds to see if you like them.

2.  Make 2 sound­ing pen­du­lums out of some mason jar lids by tying a long piece of string on each with a loop at the end.

3. With one friend or more, make a path­way with the objects leav­ing a space in between wide enough for a play­er to walk through.


Let’s play!

2.  The play­er starts to walk through the path while sway­ing the pen­du­lums gen­tly so that they come into con­tact with the objects.


3.  As the play­er gets towards the end of the path, path­mak­ers are respon­si­ble to keep on extend­ing the path with objects from the oth­er end.

The play­er can choose to walk back­wards or pause at any point, but must even­tu­al­ly con­tin­ue forward.


Path­mak­ers are free to change the shape and direc­tion of the path.


4.  The game ends when the play­er reach­es the end of the path.

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

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