As Brain Boosters for Groups in a Jar has made its first tour across the country engaging youth in both classroom and after-school settings, creators Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor couldn’t be more pleased with the response and look forward to seeing Brain Boosters in even more places where the activities can interact with youth groups and bring energy and fun brain development!
Here’s a review from a “tour” stop in Little Rock, Arkansas with Our House:
“The youth and adults, who facilitated the activity, preferred the 20 second challenges because they were quick and simple. In addition, the youth enjoyed the Show Me Your Moves cards because they were able to improvise and “think on their feet.”
“The instructions were simple, therefore it took very little time to explain the instructions to the youth. Please note that we tested this on youth K – 8th grade.
“The youth said the following:
- It was fun!
- It got us moving!
- We had to think fast!
- It required us to work as a team!
- We had to use our brain
- We were able to get some energy out
“Most of the students liked acting out the various scenarios but some youth felt extremely uncomfortable because they do not like being the center of attention. (editor’s note: the activities do include the right to “pass”). Our group did not like the activities that required additional time (5 – 10 minutes). We passed over all of the cards that required an extensive amount of time.
“We would recommend this to other programs – It is an easy way to get the kids moving, thinking, and working together.”
- Desirae Holmes, Our House
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