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Acrostic Poem

Materials: paper and writing utensil (or, if the students are back in their classrooms for this activity, send the template at the end of this...

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Show and Share

Instructions: Mentors will explain to the students that they are going to be sharing their favorite items with the group. They must answer why...

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Story Starter

Instructions: Explain to the students that they will be creating a whole group story. Each student/mentor will contribute to the story. You do not...

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TED Talk

Materials: Access to YouTube, paper, writing utensils   Instructions: Prior to everyone watching the talk, pose the following question: “Do you think kids are too young to...

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Haikus Haikus

Materials: Paper and a pencil, Haiku rules (see below), suggested topics (see below)   Instructions: Define ‘Haiku’ for the students – let them know that it...

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Pows and Wows

Instructions: Introduce the activity to the students. Explain that they are to take about 2 minutes to think of one ‘Pow’ (something kinda...

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Two Truths and A Lie

Materials: (optional) A piece of paper and a pencil (although most kiddos should be able to remember theirs without needing to write it down!)   Instructions:...

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Famously Famous Fable

Materials: Please pre-read the fables prior to starting the lesson to familiarize yourself with the lesson/moral being shared in each. The Lion & the Mouse (view...

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Mentor Read Aloud

Materials: Children’s Book (suggestions included on our book list here)   Instructions: Inform the students that you will be reading a book to them. Make sure...

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I Like To…

Instructions: One mentor will quickly explain the Icebreaker to the students by demonstrating the following: “My name is Bob and I like to run!” Bob...

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