Hand Stack

For Elementary • K-6

 

Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: None

In this greeting, students in the circle greet each other by stacking hands. The first greeter turns to her neighbor and puts her hand out in front of her with the palm down, her neighbor puts his hand on top of hers, and she places her free hand on top of his. They continue stacking hands until their arms are raised above eye level. Then the greeter peeks under the arch they created with their arms and says “Good Morning _____.” and her neighbor greets her back with “Good Morning _____.” The second person then turns to his neighbor and begins stacking hands until they build an arch and greet each other. The greeting continues around the circle until everyone has been greeted.

Skills Practiced: Students practice hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills in this greeting. They also practice having eye contact with each other and how to kindly greet someone.

Related Activity Type: 
Greetings