This is a fun activity that can be adapted for many grade levels. Have students pick a stress ball/squishy, present your lesson, and then use the list of sentence starters that correspond to the stress ball to guide a written response to the lesson. Stress balls/squishy can be found a the Dollar Tree, online, or from various vendors. My high school sociology students love this activity.
I have provided sentence starters for 13 shaped stress balls.