Let’s start with Teamwork.
- Perspective Taking
- Problem Solving
- Good Sportsmanship
So how is Cooperation different from Teamwork?
- Delay Gratification
- Take Action
How do we teach Teamwork and Cooperation to students who struggle?
My “Go-To” Stories To Teach And Support Teamwork And Cooperation
My “Go-To” Activities To Teach And Support Teamwork And Cooperation
Kids love fun activities that get them up and moving. These are some of my favorites to support Teamwork and Cooperation:
1. Popcorn: A creative activity that uses imagination, flexible thinking, self-regulation, and of course; Teamwork and Cooperation
2. Tied In Knots: This fun activity gets kids working together to get untangled. It requires kids to be able to hold hands and be in close physical proximity to each other.
3. Octopus Tag: Kids love tag. There are about a hundred versions of tag. This one gets kids working together in much the same way a 3 legged race does.
4. Keep It Up: A fun and easy to play game with any number of kids. Just keep a few balloons on hand and your good to go!
5. Stack The Cups: This game can be quite challenging but it’s tons of fun. I have done it successfully with K-5th so you can too! All you need are cups, a rubber band and some string.
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