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Mindful Recess: Shadow Game

1. Watch this video of Marianne playing the Shadow Game. Then, find a partner to play the shadow game with you! You will take turns being the Mover and the Shadow. 2. Sit or stand face to face. 3. The Mover has to try not to smile until they are ready to test the Shadow. The Mover must keep a straight face while making hand, head or body moves until they are ready. 4. When the Mover is ready to test their Shadow partner they will smile big and make a move. The Shadow partner has to try not to smile while continuing to copy the Movers moves. 6. Take turns being the Mover and the Shadow and see how many movements you can copy without smiling while the Mover is smiling. 7. After playing the shadow game, click to complete your Mindful Journal page. 8. Using the tool, the tool, or the tool, add your response to the first two questions. 9. Then, either or a picture of you with your BIGGEST smile! 10. Click when you're finished. When we smile more others will smile more too - go and share your smile with the world! Note: If you don't have someone nearby, you can play with someone on Facetime/Zoom/Etc., or you can record yourself being the Mover and then play the game with your recording as the Shadow!

Other, Social Emotional Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Objective: See how our brains are closely linked with the brains of people around us. Skills Learned: Self-Awareness, Empathy, Self-Management Benefits: Understanding mirror neurons in our brains and how humans influence each other through interaction. Additional Reflection Questions for Older Students: What are some of the qualities you see in your friends, family or people in your life that you want to be like? What are some habits you notice that maybe you don’t want for your own life? Why might this be important to think about when we are choosing our friends? As of 10/1/20