As students begin to understand ways in which they may be powerful within the classroom community, it is also important to help them to notice and appreciate that WE ALL HAVE POWER. In a caring community, there is a beautiful balance that allows members to use their power individually and together for the good of the community. We call this “mutual empowerment.” You will find that most of the IM4U activities promote this powerful gift.
Social interaction and self-expression are key ingredients to movement activities because they are more fun when everyone works together. You can think of these activities as not only an opportunity for students to express themselves creatively, but also a way to practice pro-social skills.
This game based on the classic “What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?” game employs these key social emotional skills. In this version, students say to the leader “Speak up, my friend,” and the leader answers with directions for what they have to do to move closer to the leader. Get ready for some fun!
Students practice social interaction and self-expression in this fun movement activity as they learn the value of shared empowerment.