We haven’t had a “Fun for Friday!” post in, well… a REALLY LONG time!
But it’s a feature that we love because it’s a way for coaches across the world to share fun ideas they have used with their teams. Sometimes it’s gifts, parties, craft projects, team-building, inspirational… whatever!
If it’s FUN it’s IN!
When one of our readers sent in this picture I knew it was a perfect fit for our “Fun” category here in our Color Guard Educators resource.
Coach Judi Rozelle wrote:
“This is a pic of a necklace I made as a gift for my girls. We had a theme among the girls for the last 2 years, “Prepare to be Dazzled.” At the beginning of the year my husband made t-shirts that had the theme on the back with Dazzled in iron on ‘diamonds’.”
She added that the necklace was an inexpensive and fun way to help make them feel more like a team.
Judi used a GREAT tutorial she found online posted by Sugar Bee Crafts for making these glass tile pendants. The tutorial indicates that the pendants can end up costing less than $1.70 each. It could be a great gift from you or a great team-building craft project where you ask the performers to find a quote that inspires them personally and you make the necklaces together as a team. If you have guys on your team who might not want a necklace charm the pendant could be used on a keychain or flag bag/uniform bag zipper instead.
If you make some of your own will you please send us photos so we can share them here? We’d love to see how you use these fun ideas with your teams!
About the Author (Author Profile)
Catina Anderson is the founder/editor of the Colorguard Educators blog. Color guard has been part of her life for almost 25 years. She began coaching in 1994 and worked with the Broad Run High School color guard in Northern VA from 1998 until 2010. She has also written for Halftime Magazine and served on the Executive Board of the Atlantic Indoor Association. A former teacher, she enjoys sharing what she has learned and hopes to encourage others to share as well. Together we can create even more positive experiences for performers and help to collectively strengthen marching arts activities worldwide.