Hey All - it is I, (the other) Pete once more with a glorious food craft!
Now, I know that I normally blog about activities that are happening at iD, but I wanted to share these cool iDeas for the BIG GAME!
Football is not a sport that we normally play at iD during the summer, but aspiring game designers can learn a great deal from observing this popular sport. Because we are, in part, a game creation camp, I love to have discussions with the teens about how they can learn to design a fully functioning, high quality experience. Also, I believe that any opportunity can be turned into a learning opportunity!
Football has risk and reward, a fundamental concept for all gaming. Should they kick or go for it on the fourth down? Strategy plays a huge role as well - in fact, matching the opponent's play is almost equivalent to picking Rock, Paper or Scissors. Another major component is the clock - 2 minute drills reinforce the importance of resource management, as well as the challenge flag.
We constantly find teachable moments at our overnight summer camps - and here's a delicious moment that you can make this weekend, courtesy of Bryan and I!
NOTE: These crafts require some cooking, sharp objects and marshmallows. Please get a parent / guardian to observe / give permission FIRST. Thank you.
Full instructions after the break(!)
Remember - Clean hands first!