Towering Resilience - Jenga question based game




What’s the best thing that ever happened to you?

What is one goal you have right now?

What do people say they like about you?

What makes someone a good friend?

What 3 things are you good at?

How do you feel right now?

Where are your ancestors from?

What is your nickname?

Who do you look like?

The best gift you’ve been given?

3 things that upset you?

Are you clean or messy?

3 things I love…

What does listening look like?

What is your biggest fear?

3 things that upset you?

How do you show you care about your friends?

Tell something funny that happened?

What does angry body language look like?

The farthest you’ve been from home?

What are your pets names?

What is your favourite place?

What makes you happy?

Your favourite food?

Who named you?

Who is your hero?

Favourite fast food?

What do you collect?

Your favourite clothes?

Who do you act like?

People like me because…

What do you really want?

How many languages do you speak?

What is the best holiday you’ve been on?

What are you proud of about yourself?

What’s your favourite thing to play with?

What is your favourite animal?

The bravest thing you’ve done?

What is the best thing this week?

Who knows you best?

What makes you laugh?

What is your favourite game?

Tell a joke…

What is your favourite sport?

Do you like surprises?

Who is your best friend?

Tell a dream you had…

How many siblings do you have?

My favourite song is…

What makes you cry?

The best family activity you’ve done?

What makes you angry?


The Do You Know Resilience Scale

Click here for a Workbook for Kids based on the DYK Scale (below)


The Do You Know Scale

Please answer the following questions by circling “Y” for “yes” or “N” for “no.” Even if you know the information we are asking about, you don’t need to write it down. We just wish to know if you know the information.

Y     N    Do you know how your parents met?
Y     N    Do you know where your mother grew up?
Y     N    Do you know where your father grew up?
Y     N    Do you know where some of your grandparents grew up?
Y     N    Do you know where some of your grandparents met?
Y     N    Do you know where your parents were married?
Y     N    Do you know what went on when you were being born?
Y     N    Do you know who chose your name?
Y     N    Do you know some things about what happened when your brothers or sisters were being born?
Y     N    Do you know which person in your family you look most like?
Y     N    Do you know which person in the family you act most like?
Y     N    Do you know some of the illnesses and injuries that your parents experienced when they were younger?
Y     N    Do you know some of the lessons that your parents learned from good or bad experiences?
Y     N    Do you know some things that happened to your mom or dad when they were in school?
Y     N    Do you know the national background of your family (such as English, German, Russian, etc)?
Y     N    Do you know some of the jobs that your parents had when they were young?
Y     N    Do you know some awards that your parents received when they were young?
Y     N    Do you know the names of the schools that your mom went to?
Y     N    Do you know the names of the schools that your dad went to?
Y     N    Do you know of a relative whose face “froze” in a grumpy position because they did not smile enough?



Score: Total number answered Y.

More than 10 "Y" answers correlates positively with a resilient person. 

Important Note: (from website below) About that last question! Fifteen per cent of our sample answered “Yes!” This is because the stories that families tell are not always “true.” Often, they are told in order to teach a lesson or help with a physical or emotional hurt. As such, they may be modified as needed. The accuracy of the stories is not critical. In fact, there are often disagreements among family members about what really happened! These disagreements then become part of the family narrative. Not to worry!

From: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-p-duke/the-stories-that-bind-us-_b_2918975.html


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