Children will practice the strategy, "What's the problem? What's the plan?"
Play this “Fisherman, Fisherman” call-and-response game.
Set up the story:
- “You are all going to be fish, and I am going to be a fisherman.”
- Explain that you have a problem and need their help.
- Review the “Breathe” strategy and practice taking three slow, deep breaths.
- Have the children say “Fisherman, fisherman, what’s the problem?”
- You will answer, “I’m hungry.”
- Then have children ask “Fisherman, fisherman, what’s the plan?”
- Start by giving answers that do not include catching fish, such as “go to the grocery store.”
- Remind the children to keep asking “What’s the problem? What’s the plan?” as you play the game.
- After a few rounds, you can finally give the answer “catch some fish.”
- Let children know they’d better run because you’re going to catch them!
- The child that is caught becomes the fisherman.
Listen to the audio to hear an example of how the game might work.