BALLOON POP

(TOPIC: GRATITUDE)

 

Instructions

GENERATE SOME MOVEMENT, COLOUR AND FUN IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH THIS ACTIVITY.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A BALLOON FOR EACH STUDENTS, A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER FOR EACH STUDENT, A PEN OR PAPER FOR EACH STUDENT, ALL STUDENTS NEED TO BE WEARING SHOES FOR THIS ACTIVITY, A CLEAR SPACE FOR STUDENTS TO STAND.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • GIVE EACH STUDENT A BALLOON AND A SMALL PIECE OF PAPER

  • ASK STUDENTS TO WRITE DOWN SOMETHING THAT HAS HAPPENED DURING THE DAY THAT THEY ARE GRATEFUL FOR.

  • ASK STUDENTS TO FOLD UP THE SMALL PIECE OF PAPER AND PUT IT INSIDE THE BALLOON, THE BLOW THE BALLOON UP AND TIE IT UP

  • CLEAR SPACE IN THE CLASSROOM (OR GO OUTSIDE) AND SEE HOW LONG STUDENTS CAN KEEP ALL THE BALLOONS OFF THE GROUND AS A TEAM

  • ALLOW STUDENTS 3 ATTEMPTS AT KEEPING ALL THE BALLOONS OFF THE GROUND FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE AND THEN ASK EACH STUDENT TO HOLD ONTO A BALLOON (IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THEIR OWN)

  • ASK STUDENTS TO POP THE BALLOONS BY STOMPING ON THEM AND THEN ASK STUDENTS TO FIND THE LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER THAT WAS INSIDE THE BALLOON.

  • ASK STUDENTS TO STAND IN A CIRCLE AND TAKE TURNS SHARING WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THEIR PIECE OF PAPER. IF STUDENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE TELLING THE CLASS THEY WROTE WHAT HAS BEEN READ OUT THEY CAN, OR THEY CAN STAY ANONYMOUS.


 

 

ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES

 

All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.orgwww.reachout.com,  www.playmeo.comwww.tom.edu.au, and through years of practice in education. Thanks to the many educators who have contributed to this list of tried and tested activities.

 

For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.