In its trek across the country, Brain Boosters for Groups in a Jar by Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor made its way to Arkansas over the summer to engage youth and build the brain through fun, interactive ways. Here’s what the staff from Life Skills for Youth had to say:
Our youth liked the 20-second Challenges, Show Me Your Moves and Make a Melody games the best. Some of the favorite activities were the music challenges and showing off their moves – making up skits. They liked making a song to the star spangled banner. I would say what they most liked about the activities overall was the chance they had to express themselves in front of classmates. The activities were amusing for their peers.
The only critique was that some students thought some of the music items could have been a bit more relatable for their age group (over 15).
What I enjoyed most, as a facilitator, was was the engagement and humor for those who participated. I would recommend these activities to other programs. The activities created involvement between students and teacher. It allowed children to work together and support their classmates.
- Gary Casey, Life Skills for Youth
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