Building Flexibility with Fortnite: Ball Challenge & Race

Building Flexibility with Fortnite: Ball Challenge & Race

In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Fortnite activities to improve their flexibility skills.

Today’s Activity: Ball Challenge & Race

Welcome to Building Skills with Fortnite. This will be an online hour session where your child will play Fortnite with the focus of learning thinking skills & Executive Functions they can use in their everyday life! This session will be on the building the skill Flexibility with a couple hints of other skills like focus and self control.

Your child will join our Learning Works For Kids Discord at the appropriate time of your session and will team up with our trained Gamer-Guides. After introducing themselves, the Gamer-Guides and participants will hop into some Fortnite Gameplay!

As far as the actual Gameplay goes we will start by teaming up together in a creative hub created by the Learningworks Gamer Guides. Throughout the session we will exercise a couple of fun activities that practice your child’s Flexibility skills including a Ball Challenge (Hampster ball battle event) and a crazy flexiblity race event that the Gamer Guides built before hand.

After a couple rounds of Ball Challenge we will reflect on how each person could have preformed better, and how flexibility and being ready for anything will help succeed at the event. As well as how they can relate these skills they are using in there everyday life with examples.

Our goal is to learn a little something they can take with them into the everyday world with the mindset of having fun, working as a team and playing a game they enjoy while building life skills.

For more information about Flexibility, visit the Flexibility Page at LearningWorks for Kids.

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Workshop Schedule

To join the live session, simply select the appropriate date and time below, then click on the Join Live Session button.  If this is your child’s first Fortnite session, please make sure to view and follow our setup instructions.

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Workshop Activities

The LW4K method to using video games as teaching tools relies on strategic teaching principles and our approach of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect.” The purpose of the Detect, Reflect, and Connect steps is to mold the child into an active learner who becomes aware of, engaged in, and contemplative of what she is learning. These steps can enhance motivation and concentration. They also assist in extending learning beyond a particular game or technology and connecting it to the real world.

  • Detect

    Detect or identify when and where they are using thinking skills in video game play.

    Before we start the ball challenge and race the Learningworks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about Flexibility. As we get everyone lined up for the ball event and race we will stress about how flexibility will help them progress through the courses and they must be ready to adapt to any on the new surroundings thrown at them!

  • Reflect

    Reflect or consider how the thinking skills used during gameplay helps them to achieve their goals.

    After a couple of rounds of both events we will reflect back on them and talk about how flexibility on the new challenges will be the key to them ending out on top. We will continue with new twists of each events and reflect back on the adaptability to these new twists as well.

  • Connect

    Connect or apply game-based thinking skills to real-world activities.

    Throughout the session we will relate the flexibility your child is using in fortnite with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example, talking about how flexibility on the fortnite ball challenge is not too different then trying new foods and experiences, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

Follow-Up Activities

Activity #1

Keep your child thinking! Next time your child plays Fortnite ask them what skills they learned when playing with us! If they are cooperative they will answer with Flexibility, or maybe self control or focus. If they need some help don’t be afraid to refresh their memory and keep thinking about these skills as they play!

Next try and relate these skills to everyday real life outside of Video Games! For an example “How did you use Flexibility at school today? What is something new you want to try tomorrow?” Just anything to help remind your child of the skills they are practicing and help build them.

If you need a full list of our Learningworks For Kids Skills click below!

As well we recommend you check out our website and try a new game off of our game list under a skill category your child struggles with!