These activities and games educate, equip, and empower students to build community, trust, and open communication in the classroom, as well as in the greater community. 

 

  • This Activity Teaches Problem Solving as a Group. 
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Students get outside and play in nature and recognize the beauty of diverse living things in their environment. Their service project is to take action to protect nature and share nature with someone else.

Students use visual literacy skills to analyze the components and message of an image. They listen carefully and seek to understand the different opinions and perspectives of their classmates. The students identify issues that are meaningful to them and create a simple image and text to communicate a message that causes others to think. 

Students learn about the environmental effect of crayons and their own power to make an impact. Students collect gently used crayons from restaurants and other places in the community. They sort them by color, repackage them sustainably for re-use, and add a kind note. They learn about the difference between nonprofit and for-profit businesses, and they identify where there is need for the repackaged crayons.

Root of the Problem is a divergent thinking activity that broadens participants' thinking about the elements of a problem and where the experts are. It's also a great opportunity to use respectful language and generous listening as they work together in small groups, honoring...

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