CLAP SNAP STAMP
(TOPIC: FAILING FORWARD)
ALL STUDENTS IN PAIRS, FACING EACH OTHER (ONE PERSON IS PERSON A, THE OTHER IS PERSON B).
WE’RE GOING TO COUNT FROM ONE TO THREE AS A PAIR, EACH STUDENT SAYING ONE NUMBER AT A TIME, AND WE KEEP REPEATING THIS. (SO, STUDENT A WOULD SAY: ONE, THREE, TWO, ONE, THREE, AND SO ON. STUDENT B WOULD SAY: TWO, ONE, THREE, TWO, ONE, AND SO ON. OR A SAYS “1”, B SAYS “2”, A SAYS “3”, B SAYS “1”, AND SO ON. DO THIS FOR 30 SECONDS OR SO.
ONCE THEY GET THIS, WE REPLACE THE ’ONE’ WITH A ’SNAP’ (CLICK YOUR FINGERS).
ONCE EVERYONE IS INTO THAT, WE REPLACE THE ’TWO’ AS WELL, WITH A HAND-CLAP.
FINALLY, WE REPLACE THE ’THREE’ AS WELL, WITH A STAMP OF THE RIGHT FOOT. PLAY AT HIGH SPEED!
PURPOSE: STRETCHING THE BRAIN, ENCOURAGING A HIGH LEVEL OF FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION.
DEBRIEF: “IF YOU DON’T MAKE MISTAKES, YOU’RE NOT WORKING ON HARD ENOUGH PROBLEMS. AND THAT’S A BIG MISTAKE.” FRANK WILCZEK. STUDENTS CAN THINK OF ONE MISTAKE THEY HAVE MADE THIS WEEK (AND WHAT IT TAUGHT THEM) AND SHARE IT WITH THEIR PARTNER. USE THIS SENTENCE STRUCTURE (MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE THIS WEEK IS………..BECAUSE I LEARNED……………)
ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES
All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.org, www.reachout.com, www.playmeo.com, www.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.