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 interpersonal drama, how it starts, how it can lead to many different kinds of problems for oneself and others, and what they can do to prevent or deal with it. Topics include drama as it relates to bullying, jealousy, real and fake friendships, texting/tweeting/instagrams, labeling and more.