Empathy 4 Inch Thumball
Thumball is a great tool for working with children, families, and groups. Thumballs are a soft, stuffed ball that is safe for indoor use.
It can be used at any point during a session or meeting.
Nearly everyone enjoys playing catch and everyone can play with a ball.
Game play is simple! Throw it, roll it, pass it or catch it. Look under your thumb. React to the word, phrase, or graphic found there. Each panel has a different word, graphic, or photo, and each ball has 32 panels.
Thumball is easy to throw and catch inside since it is a soft stuffed ball.
Players respond to prompts on this ball around the topic of empathy. They are encouraged to discuss how to stand in someone else's shoes, show good listening, and make skillful statements to others as they experience any of several emotions. The Thumball offers a fun way for students to discuss the topic of empathy which affects them personally socially and academically Empathy training should be a fundamental part of any anti-bullying program. When students learn to better understand and appreciate the feelings and perspectives of others they become less likely to be bullies and more willing to reach out to any of their peers who might be bully victims.
A pump is not required for thumballs.