Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mission: Possible!

We have group lesson coming up next Monday so I've been putting together some fun games and activities for us to work on.  Our practice incentive this year has us all thinking about clues and working as spies so I wanted to add elements of that with my group lessons.  One of the activities I put together is based on an idea I saw on Pinterest.

Each of my students will be given a Top Secret envelope - for their eyes only - containing an instruction sheet, and sheet to record information on and a fun pencil.

I wanted to challenge my students to show thankfulness this coming Thanksgiving by doing some acts of giving during the week.  Their mission, if they choose to accept it, is to find ways to secretly show love through kindness and appreciation.

The idea sheet gives them suggestions such as: Play a concert for someone you love, Tell your parents, "thank you" for allowing you to have music lessons, Compose a song for someone you love, etc.

I also threw in a few such as: Clean your room without being asked, Smile at 3 random people and brighten their day, etc.

The Plan?  Each student will receive their packet at the group lesson.  Throughout the week, they will record the acts of giving on this sheet and then bring it back at their first lesson after Thanksgiving.

 I've given out a couple this week for students who will be unable to be at the group lesson next week and there's already lots of excitement to get started! 


Jared Neal said...

What a fun idea. I like the "secret" envelope appeal.

Jennifer Foxx said...

Love this idea!

Anonymous said...

Do you have the worksheet and instructions available on your site?

Sheryl said...

Sure, if you want to shoot me an email, I'll forward them to you!