This is a community builder. Pick teams of 2-3 people depending on how many residents are in attendance. Have participants count off so that students can get to know and work with people they may not know or know well. Provide each team with 3 sheets of paper to create 3 paper airplanes. Have each team create a plan on how to make 3 paper airplanes that they will then throw from a designated line. Have each team throw one paper airplane at a time and take turns until each team has thrown all of their airplanes. This activity will promote communication and allow residents to get to know each other better as they will be working together and talking to each other about strategies to create their airplanes. The team whose paper airplane goes the furthest from the designated throwing line will win $5 each.
Submitted by Randi Lemenager, Resident Assistant, Westfield State University