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.
Players read and respond to prompts about substance abuse. Discussions may include knowing the dangers of drugs and alcohol, how to avoid addiction, knowing how people become addicted and what to do if you know someone who has a substance abuse problem. If time allows, follow-up by encouraging participants to roleplay and practice situations that could lead to drug or alcohol abuse.
|Audience:||Elementary (K-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)|