You Can't Say You Can't Play Fun Activities

Vivian Paley
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The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.

1. Rules

Paley makes a new play rule and posts it in the classroom. Have fun coming up with one to three new play rules that foster inclusion and not exclusion during play. Make signs for the best one, or all three and post around the room for a week or so, seeing if you can keep the rules.

2. Your Own Story

Paley used an imaginary story to help students understand rejection in play. As a class, write one story (use large paper or boards), each...

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