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Leadership - day 2 teamwork

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These activities can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 6 - Day 2

​Grades K-3

<p>Mindfulness Activity: </p> <p>Trivia question: What is the national food of Canada?</p> <p>a) Lobster rolls<br /> b) Maple syrup<br /> c) Poutine</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity: </p> <ul> <li>Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle.</li> <li>Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can.</li> <li>Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.</li> </ul> <h3>Shoe Tower</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Shoes</li> <li>2 or more people</li> </ul> <p>Work in pairs against someone else in your family. Build the tallest free-standing structure by only using shoes from your closet. The tallest structure wins! </p> Ask your child these questions:<p> </p> <ul> <li>What strategies did you use to build your tower?</li> <li>What worked? What didn’t?</li> <li>How is this activity related to leadership?</li> </ul> <p>Don't forget to clean up and put all the shoes back where you found them. A good leader knows it's their responsibility to always clean up after themselves.</p> <h3>Hip Ball</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Ball</li> <li>Random objects</li> <li>2 or more people</li> </ul> <p>Help your child set up an obstacle course inside the house or in your backyard.</p> <p>Pair up with someone in your family to walk through the obstacle course, holding the ball between your hips without dropping it.</p> <p>Time yourselves and see if you can improve your time.</p> <p>Don't forget to communicate. Remember, a good leader has strong communication skills.</p> <h3>Hoola Hoop Pass</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Hula hoop</li> <li>2 or more people</li> </ul> <p>Gather your family and stand holding hands in a circle.</p> <p>Each member must step through and pass the hula hoop to the next person without using their hands.</p> <p>You can choose one person to be the leader to help with directions.</p> <h3>Review Questions:</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>What surprised you while you were working as a team? (Feel)</li> <li>Do you think strong teamwork skills is an important leadership quality? (Think)</li> <li>How can you work better as team within your own family? (Act)</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: Poutine</p> ​​​

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity:

    Trivia question: What is the national food of Canada?

    a) Lobster rolls
    b) Maple syrup
    c) Poutine

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Imagine that your pointer finger is a candle.
    • Hold up your candle, take a deep breath in, then blow out the candle on your finger for as long as you can.
    • Notice how your breath fills up your belly when you breathe in.

    Shoe Tower

    Supplies:

    • Shoes
    • 2 or more people

    Work in pairs against someone else in your family. Build the tallest free-standing structure by only using shoes from your closet. The tallest structure wins!

    Ask your child these questions:

    • What strategies did you use to build your tower?
    • What worked? What didn’t?
    • How is this activity related to leadership?

    Don't forget to clean up and put all the shoes back where you found them. A good leader knows it's their responsibility to always clean up after themselves.

    Hip Ball

    Supplies:

    • Ball
    • Random objects
    • 2 or more people

    Help your child set up an obstacle course inside the house or in your backyard.

    Pair up with someone in your family to walk through the obstacle course, holding the ball between your hips without dropping it.

    Time yourselves and see if you can improve your time.

    Don't forget to communicate. Remember, a good leader has strong communication skills.

    Hoola Hoop Pass

    Supplies:

    • Hula hoop
    • 2 or more people

    Gather your family and stand holding hands in a circle.

    Each member must step through and pass the hula hoop to the next person without using their hands.

    You can choose one person to be the leader to help with directions.

    Review Questions:

    Ask your child:

    • What surprised you while you were working as a team? (Feel)
    • Do you think strong teamwork skills is an important leadership quality? (Think)
    • How can you work better as team within your own family? (Act)

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: Poutine

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  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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