At the end of the teaching year we often see tired students and teachers – it is all that concentration, hard work and growth.
Here is a fun activity idea, but first watch this video:
I wonder how students might respond to this? Wanting to give it a go in the classroom, here are some ways to make it not just fun, but a learning experience too.
- Use as an engagement activity;
- Discuss rules and their importance;
- Write a procedural text – explore how to do this in a multimodal way;
- Use as a writing prompt;
- Have students play and then design their own game that connects people in a fun way;
- Do this as a whole year level event (or larger). Create posters, tickets and advertising/marketing for the big event. Share it offline or online;
- Use as a prompt to explore inclusion, competition, sportsmanship, trying new things etc;
- Maths: How many thumbs/fingers… (maths stories); arrays and multiplicative thinking (e.g., a different way to illustrate ‘groups of’), repeated addition and skip counting, algebra, chance and data etc;
- Tuning in, for a unit on Games;
- Social and emotional intelligence work – focusing on Jane’s talk about all the things you will experience in just one minute by participating;
- Use as a ‘Connect and Recharge’;
- Investigate the different levels Jane mentioned;
- Use it to increase positivity in the classroom;
- As a problem-solving and group game;
- Use a reward for reaching a class goal.
The possibilities are limitless. I am sure your students could come up with lots of different learning experiences from this too.
Perhaps you might want to do it as a staff or team building task. The possibilities are endless.
1,2,3,4… I declare fun galore