oh. my goodness. i *have* to try this! | "Take Jenga and Clue; place Professor Plum on top of the Jenga tower. Play Clue normally, but every time a suggestion is made and disproved, pull a block from the Jenga tower and don't replace it. Solve the crime before the tower falls and Professor Plum plummets to his death. The game is called Sherlock."
Write on the blocks that build up families. Build a tower with the blocks and talk about how it represents our homes. Then remove blocks Jenga-style and relate the missing blocks to selfish or unkind actions, teasing, fighting quarreling, disobedience, etc. The tower (our families) get weaker with each block that is removed.
I like to dig out the old Jenga pieces to teach about the importance of biodiversity. I give each block a name of an animal in a forest ecosystem. When I remove the block the species has become extinct. Eventually the entire ecosystem (Jenga tower) collapses when enough species have been removed. A reminder that people rely on the ecosystem for survival drives the point home. -Enjoy! Science from Murf LLC