To help further the understanding of the skill of joining in, students create large paint-washed balls displaying more ideas of how to appropriately join in. This activity is to be completed in pairs to encourage cooperation.
Template of large ball (provided)
Five different paint colours
Thick black felt pen
Print enough ball templates for each pair of students.
Step by Step
Step One: Provide each pair of students with the ball template.
Step Two: Students work together, taking turns painting each of the five sections a different colour.
Step Three: Once dry, students outline the dividing lines with thick, black felt pen.
Step Four: Students cut out the large ball, following the thick black line around the circumference of the ball.
Step Five: Have students refer to the brainstormed list of ‘ways of joining in’ and have them print five different ways of joining in, one in each area.
Colourful balls created by the students working together, each with ideas of how to join in appropriately.
Optional: This activity can also be completed so that each student creates their own ball.
Fun with Fin:
Complete the same activity, only instead of a ball, use the hockey puck template provided. Display it on the bulletin board beside Fin and the student balls.