Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Respond to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences.
Players are encouraged to discuss self-control and how to use it in social and emotional situations. Topics include recognizing big deals, understanding unhealthy thoughts, avoiding overreacting, calming yourself, and more. This fun way to talk about self-control helps students share their own personal responses and learn to listen and respect the responses of their peers.