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Speed Dating

elizabeth owen speed dating“Speed Smarts” (formerly “Speed Dating the Experts”) is an activity used at the National LifeSmarts Championship, but can be modified to work in other settings (including state LifeSmarts tournaments). Working as a team, players spend 3 to 5 minutes on various activities presented and scored by adult experts. Once time is up, teams must move to the next expert where another activity awaits. This process is repeated until all teams have participated in all activities.

Speed Dating Instructions

Speed Dating Scorecard

 

Speed Dating Activities

Slam: Rapid-fire short-answer rounds where the captain gives the answer, similar to a lightning round

Activity 1 (Federal Agencies)

Activity 6 (Nutrition)

Just Say It: The captain is given a list of terms and must get his or her teammates to say the term (without using the term), similar to the game Password

Activity 2 (Privacy)

Activity 7 (Plastic)

Take A Spin: Players spin a wheel with various topics on it, then asked a question in the category it lands upon

Activity 3 (All Topics)

Activity 8 (OTC Medicines)

Jolt: Rapid-fire short-answer rounds where the captain gives the answer, similar to a lightning round

Activity 4 (Environment)

Activity 9 (Safety)

Picture This: Players are given a rebus puzzle describing a term; after deciphering the term the team must explain it

Activity 5 (Credit)

Activity 10 (Fraud)