Tapestry of Faith: Circle of Trees: A Multigenerational Program about Nourishing Deep Connections with Nature

Activity 4: Tree Jeopardy

Part of Circle of Trees

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Create the Tree Jeopardy game on poster board.
  • Optional: Use PowerPoint to create a Tree Jeopardy game board. Set up a projection screen or use a blank wall. Set up and test the computer and projector.

Description of Activity

This activity, based on the classic TV game show Jeopardy, is a fun and engaging way to introduce the benefits of trees. Introduce yourself or co-leader as the host of the game.

Explain that in this cooperative version of the game, teams take turns selecting and answering a question as a team. Remind them that their answer must be in the form of a question.

Divide the group into two or more teams of roughly the same number of people. Include people of all ages in each group. Start with the team with the youngest participants (or use your own method to determine which team goes first). Invite one person to select a category and point value (for example: "Now I Can Breathe for 100 points").

Read the answer connected to that spot on the Jeopardy board. Ask the team to provide the question to the answer you have just read. If the first team does not provide the correct question, invite the next team to try. If neither team provides the correct question, the host reads it aloud. Continue until all the items on the board have been selected.

If time allows, ask participants to share any other ways trees benefit humans that they learned from their "homework" assignment.

Including All Participants

Encourage the group to make room for contributions from people of all ages and ability levels.