A Ball for All – Activity #2: “Two Ways to Join In”
Activity #2: “Two Ways to Join In”
This activity allows the students to practice the ideas of joining in from Activity #1. They will role-play and also write down the type of language that should be used when joining in within various contexts.
‘Two Ways to Join In’ worksheet (provided)
Print each ‘Two Ways to Join In’ worksheet for each student.
Step by Step:
Step One: Have students sit in pairs and provide each student with the ‘Two Ways to Join In’ worksheet.
Step Two: Have students think of two different scenarios that would cause them to want to join in.
Step Three: In their pairs, Student A writes in the conversation bubble a “joining in” statement.
Example: “That game looks like fun!”
Step Four: Student B then writes a positive response in the second conversation bubble.
Example: “It is! Would you like to have a turn?”
Step Five: Students think of a new scenario and reverse roles.
Student B initially writes a possible “joining in” statement and Student A responds in a positive manner.
Students have role-played scenarios where they had to develop their own positive ideas to joining in. They have also created a visual, written reminder of what these positive conversations should sound like.
*This activity is taken from Teaching Friendship Skills: Primary Version by Pat Huggins, Larry Moen, and Donna Wood Manion