Weekly Tribes – Beach Ball Influence

Beach Ball Questions.  Get an inflatable beach ball and write inclusion questions on it.  Toss the beach ball and wherever one’s hands are when caught, that person chooses a question to answer.  For younger students, just write the agreements on it and practice saying and defining agreements.  This could also be turned into content questions for an academic application.

For a good influence extension, have your class sit in a relatively close group, and without moving out of their space, see how long the whole class can keep the beach ball in the air.  Count the number of hits to keep it going.  This sounds easy, but maybe not!  Reflect on collaborative skills and problem solving involved., and the desired behavior students exhibited during ‘play’.