Category Archives: Elementary School Activities

Find someone who…

A good team must play to the strengths of the group. Therefore, it is important to have an idea of everyone’s abilities. Each person will have one of these sheets. In order to complete one of the numbers, another person must sign his/her name on your sheet. Be honest about your talents. The first one to have 20 signatures win!

*Note: If your class is smaller than 20 people, some people can sign for more than one number on the sheet.

Find someone who…

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**assigned leader activity

In this activity, a member of your group will demonstrate and teach the other members of the class how to perform a certain activity or talent that they possess. This gives a chance for students to recognize one another’s talents, because it is important for a group to play to the strengths of the individuals within it. Also, this gives students a chance to explore new activities and practice explaining and getting ideas across in an audible and comprehensive manner. A leader must also possess patience, because not everyone in the group will have the same amount of experience.

In your group, you will have 20 minutes to watch the demonstration and learn an aspect from the person presenting. For example, a dancer can perform a dance and then teach the choreography (or a beginning-level dance) to the class. Have fun and get to know one another’s talents.

A Leader Is… (Creativity Project)

A huge aspect of leadership is thinking “outside the box” and using one’s own strengths to help benefit the task. First, complete the sentence, “A leader is ____” with a word or phrase that you believe is most important in regards to leadership. Next, create your own representation of this sentence in a tangible or non-tangible form (for example: a sculpture, a skit, a song, a poem, a story, artwork made from recycled material, a monologue, etc.)

 

In your group (or individually,) you will have 30 minutes to complete the sentence and create your representation. Be creative and play to your strengths!

Creating Your Own Language

Yes, I bet you’ve thought about doing this before, but now the time has come. It is time for you to create your own language. It can be based off of real languages or completely made up. It is up to you to create certain trends (such as most plural words end with -s), create a name for your language, and translate these 10 words into your new language.

1. Bottle

2. Paper

3. Trust

4. Hippopotamus

5. Statue

6. Love

7. Flower

8. Toy

9. Running

10. Blue

 

In your group, you will have 15 minutes to complete this activity. When time is up, you will share your language and the translations with the class.

Drawing a Forest

You and your friends will get to draw a forest! This includes whatever animals, plants, lakes, waterfalls, and people you would like to include. You will each take turns drawing one thing on the piece of paper and will continue this cycle until each of you has gone twice. Have fun!

 

In your group, you will have 20 minutes to complete this activity. Be sure to show your picture to your friends when you are done!

Word Scramble Story

E H Y N R A I T O

You are to create and act out a 2 minute story. You main character or object of the story should be created from the letters above: using any number and any order of the letters. For example, you could use the letters HEY.

 

In your group, you will have 15 minutes to pick your main character/object and then create your script. At the end of the time, you will present your skit to the class.

 

Halloween costumes

Halloween is coming up, but you don’t want to buy a costume this year. Instead, you want to create your own. Use any of the provided materials in the classroom to create your own Halloween costume. It can be based on a real costume or character, or it can be your own creation.

 

In your group, you will have 30 minutes to create this costume. Use only the materials provided. Be creative! You will present the costume to the class when time is up.