Warm & Fuzzies
In high school, we made Warm & Fuzzies for each other at the end of every semester in theater class. I ran across these just yesterday and I cherish them just as much as I did years ago! Here is my take on an elementary version.
1. Allow each student to chose his or her favorite color of construction paper.
2. Have each of them write/draw their name at the top being as creative as they like. Be sure to tell them not to write too big.
3. Pass the papers around the room allowing about 1-2 minutes with each student. Instruct the students to write one positive word about the student whose paper they have. The tricky part is, no word can be repeated on the Warm & Fuzzy so be sure to have your thesaurus handy!
4. When everyone in the class has his or her own paper returned, allow time for reading and sharing.
When doing this activity, be sure to emphasize that compliments only will be accepted. Also, you may chose to make it anonymous or have the students write their initials on each W&F. I always thought the mystery of who wrote what was a huge part of the fun. This could also easily work at the high school level (as it did in my theater class), but just be sure it doesn’t go horribly wrong.