Need a game to help you and your students get to know one another better? Try the Toss & Talk game! It is a great way for students to learn interesting things about other students in their Learning Center.
To play the game, students stand in a large circle and toss the Toss & Talk ball back and forth to each other. The person who catches the ball immediately looks for the question written on the ball closest to his right thumb. Hint! Make sure the student doesn’t move his hands before finding the question. Have the student read and answer the question aloud and toss the ball to another student. Then, the game continues to the next student who catches the ball.
Creating the Toss & Talk Ball
The Toss & Talk ball is a large beach ball with questions written all over it. You can easily make a personalized one for your Learning Center with a generic beach ball and a permanent marker. Avoid putting questions on your ball that are too personal or may make a student feel uncomfortable. Stay with positive, fun, and age-appropriate questions. See the list below for sample questions.
Question Ideas for Your Ball
- What is your favorite PACE subject?
- Do you have a hobby?
- If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
- What is your favorite food?
- What is your favorite Bible character and why?
- What was the best part of your school break?
- What are you looking forward to this school year?
- What do you do well?
- Which A.C.E. character trait best describes you?
- If you chose a field trip for us, where would we go?
- Are you a morning person or a night owl?
- What is your favorite Bible verse?
- What is your favorite animal?
- What is your favorite color?
- Who is your favorite A.C.E. character and why?
- What do you do for fun?
- What is your middle name?
- What is the last book that your read?
- If you could choose our uniform color, what would it be?
- What are three things for which you are thankful?
- Where is your favorite place to be?
- What do you like to do after school?
- Do you know what God wants you to be when you grow up?
- Who is your role model?
View the "Educational Crafts and Activities" article for more fun ideas to do with your children!