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. There are 32 panels for each 4″-6″ stuffed poly-cotton ball.
This ball helps players to explore ways they can be “upstanders” to others. Being an “upstander” means being personally responsible and standing up for others in supportive ways. Topics include being a good leader, when to confront peers, becoming a rescuer to victims of bullying and gossiping/rumoring, being an encourager, and reaching out to empower others and show positive responsibility in different situations.