A while back, I discovered a virtual Tumbling Tower game that you can use in telehealth sessions. The website offers prompts to help clients talk about anger and other feelings while playing – each block has a number, and you ask the corresponding question from the list.
For in-person sessions, you can purchase blocks that have questions or prompts written on them, or you can purchase a set of questions printed on stickers that you can stick onto each block. This makes for great flow in game play, as you simply read the prompt off of the block.
But when I decided to make a therapeutic tumbling tower game for my office, I wanted the option to tweak the prompts. Questions that might generate helpful discussion with a teenager could be inappropriate for a kindergartener. So, I decided to number my blocks. Like with the virtual Tumbling Tower game above, you can use a different list of questions and simply refer to the list during game play.
I made my numbers in a rainbow of colors because this gives me even more options for prompts – I can go off of a list of 60 questions, or I can choose six prompts based on colors. This approach allows for more open-ended prompts.
I recommend making these lists based on what is helpful in your own practice. If you prefer, though, I’m sharing a PDF of the lists I’ve used. It includes:
- Getting-to-know-you prompts for younger kids
- Getting-to-know-you prompts for older kids
- Would You Rather for younger kids
- Would You Rather for older kids
- Feelings colors
- Topics colors
You can download the lists here: