(TOPIC: FAILING FORWARD)
THIS IS A NICE ELIMINATION WARM-UP. EVERYONE SPREADS OUT IN A STAGGERED LINE, LIKE IN AN AEROBICS CLASS. THEN SOMEONE CALLS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
’LAND AHOY’ - AND EVERYONE HOPS ON ONE FOOT, DOING A SALUTE WITH ONE HAND
’HIT THE DECK’ - ALL DOWN ON THE FLOOR IN A PUSH-UP POSITION
’OCTOPUS’ - MAKE GROUPS OF 2, ONE PERSON ON HANDS AND KNEES AND SOMEONE ELSE OVER HIM OR HER IN THE SAME POSITION
’MAN OVERBOARD’ - GROUPS OF 2, ONE BENDING BACK AND KNEES AND THE OTHER ON THE FIRST’S BACK (PIGGY-BACK STYLE)
’TWO THREE FOUR’ - ALL SIT DOWN AND START ROWING. WHOEVER IS LAST DROPS OUT.
REPEAT TILL ALL BUT ONE ARE OUT.
PURPOSE: DISCUSS HOW IT FELT TO BE ELIMINATED. WHERE IN OUR FUTURE LIFE MIGHT WE MISS OUT ON SOMETHING WE WANT? WHAT STRATEGIES DO YOU HAVE TO COPE WITH MISSING OUT IN LIFE? SHARE YOUR BEST STRATEGY WITH A PARTNER.
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.