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This activity gives students a great visual representation of teamwork. Begin by gathering your class around you in a circle on the floor. Hold a ball of string or yarn. Tell students something about yourself. When you’re done, grab onto the end of the string or yarn and roll the ball to another student. This student will then tell the group something about himself before he rolls the ball to another student. The cycle continues with each student holding onto part of the string or yarn until everyone has spoken. Ask everyone to carefully stand up without letting go. Look at the web you have created! This is a great time to talk about what teamwork means because everyone is working together to keep the web from falling apart. To illustrate this point, ask one student to let go—students will see how the web weakens when they stop working together.
preschool - 2nd grade / 3 - 7 years