(TOPIC: FAILING FORWARD)
EVERYBODY STANDING IN A CIRCLE, FACING THE MIDDLE.
START WITH ONE PERSON, WHO WAVES BOTH HANDS TO HIS/HER NEIGHBOR, SAYING ’WHOOSH’.
THE NEXT PERSON PASSES THE WHOOSH TO HIS NEIGHBOR, AND THAT WAY THE WHOOSH IS PASSED AROUND THE CIRCLE.
THERE’S 3 OTHER SOUNDS/MOVEMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE.
’WOW’: INDICATED BY SAYING WOW, AND MOVING BOTH ARMS DOWN. A WOW CHANGES THE DIRECTION OF THE WHOOSH
’ZAP’: INSTEAD OF PASSING THE WHOOSH TO YOUR NEIGHBOR, IT GETS ZAPPED TO THE PERSON YOU POINT TO (WITH BOTH HANDS). THE RECEIVER CONTINUES WITH EITHER A WHOOSH TO HIS NEIGHBOR, OR ANOTHER ZAP TO ANOTHER PERSON. A WOW AFTER A ZAP RETURNS TO THE ZAPPER.
’GROOOOOOOOVELICIOUS’: FOR THIS ONE THE WHOLE GROUP BENDS DOWN AND UP AGAIN IN A KINDA GROOVY WAY, ALL SAYING GROOOOOOOOVELICIOUS. AFTERWARDS, THE PERSON WHO STARTED THE GROOVELICIOUS SETS THE WHOOSH IN MOTION AGAIN, IN ANY DIRECTION.
YOU CLASS CAN INVENT OTHER SOUNDS AND GESTURES.
DEBRIEF: “I’VE MISSED MORE THAN 9000 SHOTS, LOST MORE THAN 300 GAMES. 26 TIMES I’VE MISSED THE MATCH WINNING SHOT. I’VE FAILED OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN MY LIFE. AND THAT’S WHY, I SUCCEED.” MICHAEL JORDAN. 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.