Group activities in the classroom can help form skills for school, home and life.

February 06, 2019

All over the school, classroom group activities engage students in learning a host of skills.

Whether in preschool classrooms or school-aged ones, group activities are implemented to share theme activities as well as age appropriate lessons that can benefit the group.

 

Working in groups helps develop skills both for school and for life. Children learn to collaborate with others and communicate as they work together on common projects.

 

By engaging in group, kids improve their abilities to interact and attend. They learn to follow directions, model leaders – both peers and adults – and plan out projects for time and product or outcome.

 

 

When a group is singing and moving to a song, they are modeling their teacher for movements and lyrics as well as each other for sitting together in a group for the activity.

 

 

Daily group activities include circle time, when the kids learn and practice calendar skills, the pledge of allegiance, and the weather.  Art groups allow children to practice fine motor and O.T. goals at the same time that they are addressing colors and literacy skills.

 

Involvement in classroom group activities gives children opportunities to make connections with things they already know, and to be introduced to diverse perspectives, and challenge assumptions. Children learn to take on roles in groups, and develop responsibilities.

Click below for a very short Wheels on the Bus clip!

Short Wheels On the Bus Clip

This is beneficial both in school, at home and someday in the jobs they’ll hold.

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