Play a tag game to practice mindful greetings and communication skills.
Mindful greetings help to build healthy and rewarding friendships.
Say: We are going to play a game of “mingle” to help us practice ways to mindfully greet one another. (Be sure to demonstrate the desired student interaction before all students participate.) I will play music and you are to stand up and walk or move around without bumping into one another. If you move near another person, look at them and smile.
When the music stops, find someone near you and point a foot together. Greet your partner in one of the following ways:
The partner responds with greeting of their choice from the same options. (Smile then return the greeting.)
Each time I start the music, mingle and find a new partner to greet. (Repeat as time allows, then have partners sit as you transition to the Educate section.)
Being mindful about the way you greet one another creates positive feelings about self and others. Greetings are always kind. The best greetings are those that are mindful, meaning you pause and focus your attention on the person you are greeting.
The most important thing to know is that mindful greetings help to build healthy and rewarding friendships!
Today we are going to play a game called “Greetings Tag” to practice mindful ways to greet one another.
Share an example of how to mindfully greet another person.