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Patient Like A Bird

Birds In a Nest – Download Here Momma Birds have much patience when it comes to sitting on her eggs to hatch them. Many go for long periods of time without food and water while they wait for the baby birds to hatch. Ask the students how long they think it takes...

Patience Pays Off

Savings Use the idea of saving money to illustrate the importance of patience. For younger students, use a simple example of saving 50 cents a week to buy a special item. This could also appear as a math question on a test or assignment. For older students, include...

A Knotty Situation

Have you ever had to untangle a necklace, or hair ties, rope or Christmas lights? If you have, then you can do today’s activity! Divide students into groups of 6 or 8 (must be an even number). Arrange each group in a tight circle. All should extend their right...

Telephone

This age-old game can be used to teach attentiveness. Divide the class into two teams. The same phrase is given to the first student on each team. Have each team race to see how fast the phrase can be whispered from student to student. See how different the ending...

Memory

We’ve all played the memory game with a deck of cards. Several pairs of cards are shuffled together and then laid out upside down in a grid. The students take turns turning over 2 cards to find the matches. They need to pay attention when the other students are...

Directions Test

Attentiveness Quiz – Click to download The following test is another old activity but can be effective if the students haven’t seen it yet. Give this test to the students and see how many of them read all the instructions first. Read everything before doing...

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