What do you get when you combine role playing, art making, imagination, team collaboration, and conversations about Jacqueline Woodson's beautiful book, Each Kindness
? The interactive, low-prep Each Kindness Game Show
If you've ever read Woodson's Each Kindness
book, you know that the story will capture your heart., helpiing to build compassion for self & others, kindness, empathy, and poverty awareness. While reading this book, students are often silent, in reflection. This lesson / game helps students to integrate this beautiful book's beautiful insights by combining literacy, role playing, drawing, imagination, and team collaboration in a quiz show format.
Please note: this is a book companion lesson, and as such, the book, Each Kindness, is not included.
Ways to Use
☀️ This FUN, interactive
guidance lesson & game can be used as a stand-alone classroom guidance lesson about the book, Each Kindness, or as a supplement to your empathy-building, bully prevention, social skills lessons.
☀️ Great for your small groups, too!
What's Super Sweet About this Each Kindness Lesson?
❤️ The Game Show format is hands-on and experiential,
with many of the challenges inviting students to role play.
❤️ This Each Kindness lesson encourages reflective thinking, and is designed for students to show off and build on their smarts in different ways.
❤️ Plus, the questions and challenges are 100% customizable so if you like, you can edit them to better fit your specific needs.
❤️ It's low-prep
, perfect for all you busy school counselors and teachers!!
❤️ Lesson Plan with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors is also included!
The Game Show Categories Include:
ACT IT OUT
: teams act out / role play the challenge prompt.
TRUE or FALSE
: teams decide whether the statement is true or false.
: teams quickly draw their answers.
: teams answer "Imagine If" questions, using their imagination & problem solving skills.
teams take a "risk" because the type of question and/or challenge is not revealed until chosen.
What's needed to play the Game Show?
✔ It is best used with a Promethean White Board or projector that that can be hooked up to your computer; it's formatted as a power point presentation,
✔ Want to go screen-free? No problem! This Game Show also comes with printable task cards with the same prompts as the Game Show challenges.
Provides lots of flexibility....
Given that the GAME SHOW takes 40-60 minutes to play, and sometimes we just don't have that much time....or that the GAME SHOW works best projected on a large screen, and sometimes the technology breaks down....or that there are days when we walk into the classroom and just know that a whole classroom game is not going to fly that day....and sometimes students need more quiet, reflective activities......I have included more than 6 additional formats, including task cards and worksheets, to teach the book Each Kindness
. (Note: the additional activities do involve some printing prep-work.)
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ASCA MINDSETS & BEHAVIORS covered:
* M 1. Belief in development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being
* B-LS 2. Demonstrate creativity
* B-SMS 7. Demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem
* B-SS 2. Create positive and supportive relationships with other students
* B-SS 4. Demonstrate empathy
* B-SS 6. Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills
* B-SS 7. Use leadership and teamwork skills to work effectively in diverse teams
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