Goals

  • To build connection and understanding among club members
  • To understand what resources are available to you at your school and in your community
  • To understand what the differences are for each resource and in what situations they may be utilized

Instructions

  • Have students break into groups of 3-4.
  • Hand out the fidget spinners and the fidget spinner questions handout.
  • Put a piece of tape on one of the three sides of the spinner.
  • One student at a time spins the fidget spinner. The student will answer the question that the spinner lands on (marked by the piece of tape).
  • Students can explain their answer choice if they so choose.

Discussion

  • Discuss what resource(s) you believe are most impactful for students at your school.

 

Goals

  • To build connection among club members
  • To practice teamwork with club members

Instructions

  • Predetermine a starting and ending point (Point A and Point B).
  • Mark the Point A and Point B with masking tape.
  • Gather bandanas (two less than number of students in club).
  • Explain the object of the game is for all group members to get from Point A to Point B only using the provided bandanas.
  • The goal is to get everyone across the bandanas without touching the floor (aka the peanut butter pit) in under 2 minutes.
  • At the completion of the activity, you can talk about how the activity was an example and proof that other people care and want to help (possibly provide specific examples/observations of students helping one another from the activity). Sometimes we do not even recognize the resources.

Discussion

  • Was this something you felt like you could have done without talking to your group members? If so, would it have been easier or harder?
  • Did everyone seem to have the same goal in mind? Was everyone working together to try to achieve that goal?
  • How did asking for help aid your own mission to get across the line? Could you have gotten across alone?