CARES

For Middle Level


Community Level 3 - Comfortable

Materials: None

How To Play: Standing empty-handed in a circle, players acknowledge one another in categories based on CARES (Cooperation; Assertion; Responsibility; Empathy; Self-control) social skills:
EXAMPLES
I noticed Roberto was responsible and got his homework in on time.
I want to acknowledge Ingrid for using cooperation and inviting me into her group.


Plan for Success: Brainstorm with your class appropriate things to acknowledge. Model and practice saying sample acknowledgements before beginning the activity.

Variations: After each acknowledgement, the group can follow it up with a quick clap, finger snap, or finger wiggling zap of lightning directed at the person being acknowledged. 

Related Activity Type: 
Acknowledgments / Cheers / Closings
Related Topics: 
Building Relationship