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Portals Projects - Be Responsible!

Welcome to Portals Projects! Each week we share projects that foster community building, creative thinking, problem-solving and character development. Invite your student(s) to pick a project that interests them to work on for a day or a week. Encourage them to share their plans, products or performances with the Portals community so we can all celebrate and grow together.


Week 9 - Responsibility

Galatians 6:5 For each person will have to carry his own load.



Out to the Polls

Voting is an important civic responsibility we have in the United States. How can you help with the voting this year or next year? Can you make treats for the people voting? Can you remind people to vote? Can you put together resources to help people learn about local candidates?

Could you run your own poll or issue survey? Pick one election activity and make a plan.


“I Voted” Sticker

Design and make a sticker inspired by the “I Voted” Sticker that promotes a responsibility you have. Example: “I Prayed”


What are the Odds?

Challenge: Complete as many responsible acts as possible.


Directions: Each person thinks of a responsible act another player can do. When it is their turn Player A asks the Player B next to them what the odds are that they will do that act. Player B names a number between 9 and 101 to be the odds. Then on the count of three both players say a number that is lower than the chosen odds. If they say the same number, Player B must complete the task and receives points matching the odds that they stated. If they do not say the same number, the challenge is made back to Player A with the odds cut in half (Odd numbers are halved by the bigger number Ex. 7 to 4). If they then say the same number the Player A must do the task and receive the halved points. If they do not say the same number, no one receives points. The other player now asks the next person and game play continues. Whoever has the most points at the end of 3 rounds wins.


Example:

Player #1: “What are the odds that you will organize all the books alphabetically?”

Player #2: “20”

Player #1 & 2: … “10” - “17”

Player #1: “Now the odds are 10”

Player #1 & 2: … “4” - “4”

Player #2: “Now you must organize all the books for 10 points!”


Responsibility Run Around

The shoes are left in the entryway, the peanut butter jar is still out on the counter, the microwave door is open, the litter box hasn’t been cleaned, no one can find the remote, etc. My family has some serious trouble with being responsible! We need ideas! Can you invent or suggest a tool or a system that will help make one or all of these responsibilities more fun or at least memorable?


Solution Criteria:

  • Helps people not forget to do

  • Makes responsibility/chore fun

Take Us to Your Leader

Imagine you are an explorer and you have discovered a new land. You have encountered some natives and they take you to their leader(s). Draw a portrait of their leader(s) and write a short description of how the natives show respect to their leader. It can be as realistic or fantastical as you want.


Submit your project

Email your pictures, videos, links to Portals Hub Support. Please call or email hub support if you need help submitting.

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