• Treat with respect- do not treat them like babies!
  • Learn more about them and their own likes- kids at this age really want to connect with you
  • Play games you'd want to play
  • Split into smaller groups, especially to avoid cliques
  • Bring troubling individuals to the side
  • Giving degree of freedom to choose games and letting them have input
  • Be careful about picking very competitive games
  • Let everyone have a chance to speak- talking stick, popcorn technique
  • Reward model behavior through positive reinforcement- letting them help set up or facilitate activities
  • Establish your role as an authority figure early on