ADVENTURE INTO YOUR AWESOMENESS
What Do You Do When Faced With Difficult Choices? To help answer, check-in with yourself, and assess your character strengths. This is a time when middle schoolers begin to identify who they are, what they like, and what choices they will make when faced with difficult problems. And all of us need to build an understanding of where we fit in the world. All of this is a part of character building and part of growing up.
The exercises below can help out in that process, so why don’t you give them a try and let us know what you think?
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Toddlers excited to see each other (pre-social distancing)
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Watch + Learn
Play Snakes: A trust and team-building Activity to build some character as a family! Snakes uses non-verbal communication to guide a team through this trust and team-building activity. Watch this example of how to play Snakes.
Looking for new mealtime conversation starters? Use the following questions and prompts and let the chatting begin! Don’t talk with your mouth full!
- What does having character mean?
- Talk about a time when doing the right thing was super challenging.
Student Design Challenge
When was the last time you did Show & Tell? Utilize whatever social media app you use and post a story sharing items at home that show who you are – your family heritage, culture, individuality, or unique interests and experience. This is a great way to share (and learn about) the diversity, empathy, or the qualities you think are important about you and your family. Here are a few ideas to start off your creative show and tell!
- Show & Tell: House-Fire Rescue – Imagine your house is on fire! Your family (and pets) are all safe, and you only have time to save 1 item from your house that means the most to you. What would you run into the fire to get?
- Show & Tell: Scars – Show a scar and explain how he got it. For instance, “I got this scar from a paper cut or I got this scar fighting off wild badgers”.
- Show & Tell: Quotes – Find a famous quote that reflects your identity. Just google famous quotes! You can go serious with a famous author’s quote “It is better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you are not.” – Author, André Gide or funny “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” – Baseball Player, Yogi Berra.
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