Ways to Amaze & Engage Middle School Students

Ways to Amaze & Engage Middle School Students
Middle School
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Grades 5-9. Fun-to-do classroom and small-group activities including games, teacher/counselor ideas, and forms to enhance any middle school program. Activities cover the following topics: bullying/safety, conflict resolution, dreams and goals, group cooperation, identifying feelings, relational aggression, understanding self and others, communication, drug abuse prevention, character, loss, and self-esteem. Also included is a Topic Index making it easy to match an activity with a chosen topic, ASCA standards for each topic, and a CD for reprinting activities.



Instructions for Using the CD

Small-Group Activities

  • Best/Worst
  • Cube
  • Family Picture
  • Grief Letter/Journal
  • Jellyroll Hug
  • Memory Box
  • Playdough® Stress Ball
  • Puzzles

Classroom Activities

  • Ball Toss
  • Beach Ball
  • Brag Bag
  • Brag Ball
  • Bubbles
  • All About Catcher
  • Ways to Say "No" Catcher
  • Stress Catcher
  • Circle Within A Circle
  • Class Quilt
  • Complaint Ball
  • Concept/Vocabulary (Review Game)
  • Cross The Line
  • Deep Breathing
  • Dream Board
  • Everybody Has A Story
  • "Go-To" Person
  • Identifying Character Traits
  • Imagery
  • Koosh® Ball Name Game
  • Letter to Self
  • Line Drill
  • Map of the School
  • Match Puzzle Piece (Review Game)
  • Name Acrostic
  • Open-Ended Statements
  • Paper Chain
  • Paper Plate Saucers
  • People Search
  • Person of the Year
  • Positive Bouncing Ball
  • Positive-Messages
  • Power Beads
  • Right Brain/Left Brain
  • S+R=O
  • Self-Esteem Wrinkle
  • Simple Decision-Making Energizer
  • Simple Story Energizer
  • Stick It To Me Name Game
  • Story A-Z
  • Ways to Amaze Calendar

Classroom Games

  • Pair, Share, and Care Card Game
  • Fishing For Feelings Card Game
  • Fly Swatter I
  • Fly Swatter II
  • Drug And Alcohol Information Jeopardy
  • The Strongest Link

Counselor/Teacher Ideas

  • Bingo Boards
  • Conflict-Resolution Plan
  • 100 Grand Payday
  • Positive Attitude Week
  • Sticky Notes
  • Quiet Class
  • Staff Member Brag Bag
  • Test-Survival Kit
  • Ways To Put Students Into Groups


  • Classroom-Guidance Evaluation
  • Documentation
  • Small-Group Evaluation
  • Mediation Contract
  • Small-Group Sessions Survey

Topical Index

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