NAME 6 CIRCLE
(TOPIC: BRAIN STRETCHERS)
YOU WILL NEED A TENNIS BALL FOR THIS ONE.
EVERYONE SITTING OR STANDING IN A CIRCLE.
YOU GIVE ONE PERSON THE BALL, AND ASK HIM TO NAME AT LEAST 6 OBJECTS WITHIN A PARTICULAR CATEGORY (OR ANY OTHER NUMBER, DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE CIRCLE), IN THE TIME IT TAKES FOR THE BALL TO GET PASSED ALONG THE CIRCLE.
THINGS TO ASK FOR MIGHT BE
SOUR TASTING FRUIT, VEGETABLES, TYPES OF MEAT
MAKES OF CARS, MODES OF TRANSPORT
SPORTS TEAMS, SPORTS, SPORTS PEOPLE
COUNTRIES, MOUNTAINS, OCEANS, CONTINENTS, ETC
MOVIES, TV SHOWS, ENTERTAINERS
ITALIAN FOODS, ASIAN CUISINE
WAYS TO STAY FIT
WORDS STARTING WITH A CERTAIN LETTER
HAVE ONE PERSON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE. THIS PERSON PROVIDES THE CATEGORY AND THE STARTING POINT, AND STUDENTS GO CLOCKWISE AROUND THE CIRCLE UNTIL ONE PERSON FALTERS. THAT STUDENT TAKES THE PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CIRCLE.
TELL STUDENTS NOT TO WATCH THE BALL GO ROUND WHEN THEY’RE ’IT’ - THEY’LL JUST PANIC AND FREEZE. TRY THIS WITH CLOSED EYES.
PURPOSE: STRETCHING THE BRAIN, THINKING CREATIVELY ON YOUR FEET AND GETTING ENERGIZED AT THE START OF A DAY.
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.