How to say "Very Good" - Group Team-Building Task

Basic Activity Info

Activity Type: 

  • Wellness
Age Group: 
6-9 yrs
9-12 yrs
13+ yrs
Time Requirement: 
5minutes

Group Size: 

  • Large Group
  • Medium Group
  • Small Group

Play Area: 

  • Classroom (small indoor space)
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Objective: 

How to encourage participants to do their best

Equipment: 

A list of words that have the same meaning as "Very Good" 
Examples: Great, Awesome, You out did yourself, Fine Job, Fantastic, Exceptional, Magnificent, Perfect, Your learning fast, Terrific, Wonderful, Clever, I've never seen anyone do it better, Sensational, Nice going and any other words apply. 

Set Up: 

Prepare a list of words that have the same meaning as "Very Good".

Step by Step: 
  1. Each participant receives a handout with a list of the words like those shown in the equipment list, at the start of a presentation or lesson.
  2. During the presentation or lesson, participants are encouraged to use a different word to "Say Very Good" to their peers.
Variations: 

Before handing out the list of words to participants, have them brainstorm as a group different words to use. Then either hand out the prepared list, or create one as a group with the words they came up with and the leader adding in their own as well. 

Adaptations (General): 

Provide assistance and support to individuals with a disability as it is needed.

Adaptations (Blindness/Visual Impairment): 
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Have another participant assist those who are blind or visually impaired with reading the handout.

 

Source: 

Alf Grigg, Seneca College.