Empathy Talk Show

  • November 21, 2016
  • Sarah Biros

Community Level 1

Materials: None

How to play: Group students in pairs.  In each pair, one plays the role of a talk-show host. The other plays the role of the guest on the show. Present each pair with a scenario that allows students to be empathetic. The goal is for the host to elicit an empathetic response by drawing ideas from the guest about some of the experiences, feelings, and attitudes associated with that scenario.

Self Made Symphonies

  • November 21, 2016
  • Sarah Biros

Community Level 1

Materials: None or simple materials from the classroom

Group Call and Response

Begin in a circle with a simple clapping and leg slapping beat. Once the group is in sync, “call” out a four beat improvisation for the group to copy then go back to the beginning rhythm for four beats. Once the leader has made a few as a practice, pass the improvisation around the circle.

Desk Jam Trios

Count to 10

  • March 4, 2016
  • Jonathan Williams

Materials: None

How To Play: Establish a set pattern in the room or circle. The player who starts the pattern begins by counting aloud, starting with either “one” or “one, two”. The next player then counts up by one or two numbers. Counting continues in the pattern until the number 10 is reached.  The player who has to say “10” is out and sits down. Play resumes and continues until only one person is left standing.

Shazam!

  • December 30, 2013
  • Julie Fulton

Materials
needed:

– A ball that can be passed around the circle
– A list of words with the sh- or the sha- sound at the beginning of the
word

How to play: 
Form a large circle.
Choose a caller,
who stands outside the circle.
Choose a referee, who stands inside the circle.

Toilet Tag

  • December 21, 2011
  • Sarah Biros


Community Level 1 – Acquainted


Materials: Large outdoor space marked with game boundaries

How to Play:

Zamacquack

  • December 20, 2011
  • hablerm


Community Level 2 – Familiar

Zamacquack is a bird that cannot see or fly and walks backwards.

Materials: None

How To Play: Players number off by 1s and 2s to create two groups. One group forms a circle around the other group of players. The outside players hold hands with the exception of two players, creating an opening. The class can choose to create two openings instead with four players not holding hands. 

Partner Tag

  • December 19, 2011
  • Sarah Biros


Community Level 1 – Acquainted


Materials: Large outdoor space marked with game boundaries

How To Play: This game is a continuous tag game!

Octopus Garden

  • December 19, 2011
  • Sarah Biros


Community Level 1 – Acquainted


Materials: Large, rectangular, outdoor space marked with game boundaries

Multi-Mega Soccer

  • December 19, 2011
  • Sarah Biros


Community Level 3 – Comfortable

Materials Needed: A large, flat outdoor or indoor space, six
soccer balls, two soccer goals, and cones or equivalent for playing
field boundaries.

Mosquito Tag

  • December 19, 2011
  • Sarah Biros


Community Level 1 – Acquainted


Materials: Pinnies or colored ties for the “mosquito” to wear

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