EXCELLENT GAME TO WARM UP THOSE MUSCLES.
EVERYBODY SCATTER AROUND, STANDING UP. ASK THE STUDENTS TO MAKE AN ’8’ MOVEMENT WITH THEIR LEFT BIG TOE, THEN THEIR LEFT FOOT, THEN WHOLE LEFT LEG. REPEAT WITH RIGHT TOE/FOOT/LEG.
REPEAT WITH LEFT INDEX FINGER, LEFT HAND, LEFT LOWER ARM, LEFT ARM.
REPEAT WITH RIGHT HAND/FINGER/ARM. TRY BOTH ARMS. IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS.
MAKE 8-SHAPED MOVEMENTS WITH YOUR PELVIS. TRY HORIZONTALLY AND VERTICALLY. TRY CHANGING DIRECTION.
DITTO FOR LEFT SHOULDER, RIGHT SHOULDER, BOTH SHOULDERS. DITTO FOR YOUR HEAD.
END EXERCISE BY MAKING EIGHTS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH AS MANY PARTS OF YOUR BODY AS POSSIBLE.
PURPOSE: ENCOURAGE LAUGHTER, BLOOD FLOW AND GETTING ENERGIZED AT THE START OF A DAY OR LESSON.
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.