Acts of kindness- Friendship High Fives. Students trace and cut out their hand, write a friend's name on the palm and then list reasons why that friend is special on the fingers.
Friendship High Fives - Kindness for Kids
For my girls group, I had the middle school girls cut out their favorite lyrics from girl power songs and make collages. When they were done, some even added their own positive affirmations! The songs I used were "Brave" by Sara Bareilles, "Roar" by Katy Perry, "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, and "Who you are" by Jessie J.
This therapist has her middle school girls cut out their favorite lyrics from girl power songs and make collages. When they were done, some even added their own positive affirmations! The songs she used were "Brave" by Sara Bareilles, "Roar" by Katy Perry, "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera, and "Who you are" by Jessie J. I would add "You Don't Own Me" and "Don't Make Me Over."
social and motor skills- step over without disturbing hoop into "rabbit hole" before "fox" catches you, then step out
The Inspired Treehouse
Importance of Teamwork/groupwork ice-breaker; use string and a rubber band to move a stack of cups from one desk to another. For younger kids, tie string to the rubber band ahead of time, but for older kids, I think I'd give them the string and rubber band and have them figure out how to use them.
Science Gal: Setting Expectations for Group Work
Story Lanterns - good grief activity. They can add the story to one side of the lantern and then a picture to the other side and light it whenever they're missing the person.
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I found this hilarious game… All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player. The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head. Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking. Super cute idea for classroom party activity. Could have then draw Christmas things
This hilarious game requires people to follow verbal diretions… All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player. The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head. Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.
A SUPER FUN CHRISTMAS GAME
The Play Lady: Care Tags
FREE Would You Rather Questions for Kids!
Toolkit & Resources for The Dove® Movement for Self-Esteem
Minute to Win It – Tween Challenge | Tween Craft Ideas for Mom and Daughter While holding a craft stick in your mouth, player must stack 6 dice on top of each other on the end and hold for 3 seconds.
Index of 53 group games (ice breakers, team-building games, etc.) that are great for promoting unity, teamwork, camaraderie, or for teaching valuable lessons. Instructions, rules, variations, etc., are included.
A Teacher's Bag of Tricks: Ice Breaker: Human Knot
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Middle School | Social Skills Central
Skittles get to know you game: Everyone takes as many as they want. For every red skittle, you tell embarrassing moments or memorable moments in your life. For every orange skittle, you tell a goal that you have. For every purple skittle, you tell an achievement. For every yellow skittle, you tell about a hobby or interest that you have. For every green skittle, you tell about your "favorites." This could be your favorite food, your favorite vacation, your favorite brand of lip gloss..etc.
Skittles get to know you game
Calming a Rowdy Group - SayItRight.org Blog
Love these ideas for teaching kids to relax! So important in our technology-focused, go-go-go society.
Restorative Yoga for Children - Shivaya Naturals
A fun sisterhood event. Bought the first letter of each girls name at Michaels along with different colored paint pens. The girls passed their letter to each other and they wrote something about their friend on their letter that described them. When they got their own letter back it made them talk and laugh and feel special. They even decided to write on the other side too. Then they each took their letter home as a party favor. They loved it! Very cheap too!
Girls group closing activity: Buy the first letter of each girls name along with different colored paint pens. Have the girls pass letters to each other and write something about each member on their letter that describes them.
This is a super cool idea! Put some objects in the bag, and let kids pull one out to tell the next part of the story! Some kids would REALLY look forward to this! Adapt for music- songwriting, creative play, dramatics