The Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Once a player catches it, he or she looks under his thumb and responds to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Meanwhile, teachers and counselors will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, making eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences.
Players are encouraged to discuss how to recognize their assets and how to use them to help deal with school issues and other challenges. It is a fun way for students to discuss how using personal strengths can help with decisions involving friends, succeeding in school, controlling anger and using good judgement in other scenarios.