(TOPIC: INTRODUCTIONS / ICEBREAKERS)
PERFECT GAME TO LEARN EACH OTHER’S NAMES. EVERYONE IN A CIRCLE. ONE PERSON (A) STARTS BY CALLING ANOTHER PERSON’S NAME (B). AT THAT POINT, A STARTS WALKING TOWARDS B. BEFORE A GETS TO B, B NEEDS TO CALL ANOTHER NAME (C), SO B FREES HER SPOT IN THE CIRCLE, FOR A TO TAKE. C THEN NEEDS TO CALL YET ANOTHER NAME AND START WALKING, SO B CAN TAKE C’S SPOT.
YOU CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE CYCLE GOING WITHIN THE ONE CIRCLE, IF THE GROUP IS BIG ENOUGH.
DEBRIEF: ACTIVITY DESIGNED SIMPLY TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO PAYING ATTENTION TO OTHER PEOPLE AND GET TO KNOW THE NAMES OF OTHERS. HOW MANY STUDENTS CONTINUED TO SWAP PLACES WITH PEOPLE THEY ALREADY KNEW WELL? HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE OPEN TO ENGAGING WITH NEW PEOPLE? DISCUSS THAT THIS (BEGINNING THIS CLASS TOGETHER / STARTING AT A NEW SCHOOL ETC) IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PEOPLE AND GROW OUR SOCIAL CIRCLE.
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.