Downloadable Activity: Oops! (GRIT & Bear It!)

Classroom Activity for Teaching the Social Skill of "Dealing with Failure"

Tamara Zentic


There are several items that exist today because they were discovered by mistake or by accident. As a class or in small groups, think of several ways of how an item that was invented by mistake has proven to be beneficial in our daily lives. This activity will proceed to allow students to create their own "invention mistake." From Tamara Zentic's, GRIT & Bear It! Activity Guide, this exercise will encourage students to try hard even after realizing they are failing and will help teach positive ways to deal with failure. 

This exercise is recommended for grades 5-10.

Materials needed:

    • Drawing paper
    • Markers or colored pencils
    • Boys Town Social Skill poster, "Dealing with Failure"

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