Peer Pressure: Grades Pre K - K

Objective - To model positive behavior - To resist the impulse to copy negative behaviors Activity - Tell the . . .

Objective

  • To model positive behavior
  • To resist the impulse to copy negative behaviors

Activity

  • Tell the children to form a line behind an adult leader.
  • Explain the rules of the game: Children are to copy all of the positive behaviors of the leader as the group moves throughout the room. The leader will try to "trick" the children by performing negative behaviors too. When the leader performs a negative behavior, children should freeze and not copy it.
  • Move throughout the building continuously. Positive motions could include clapping, marching, jumping, turning around, placing hands on head, tip-toeing, waving, taking giant steps, etc. Negative motions could include throwing stuffed animals across the room, kicking the wall, knocking a chair over, pulling a coat onto the floor, littering, wiping nose on sleeve, etc.
  • Children get better at this each time it is presented. More positive and negative actions can be added. Switch to a peer leader when the task is mastered. When the entire group reaches 100 percent reaction to only the positives, a special reward is appropriate.


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