Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Respond to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences.
Players are encouraged to discuss how to recognize their assets and how to use them to help deal with school issues and other challenges. It is a fun way for students to discuss how using personal strengths can help with decisions involving friends, succeeding in school, controlling anger and using other good judgement.
Under your thumb examples:
Throw it. Catch it. Respond to the panel under your thumb
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