Downloadable Activity: What's Zest? (ZEST: Live It!)

Classroom Activity for Teaching the Social Skill of "Being Patient"

Author: Tamara Zentic, MS
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Watch as students show enthusiasm while they practice waiting patiently for their turn. During class, students will be asked to brainstorm definitions or ideas of the word "zest." Once that step is completed, the next step in the lesson is an activity that will require them to practice the skills of being patient and safely following instructions. Someone who possesses zest is full of life and approaches situations with eagerness! Read the book ZEST: Live It! and have students follow up with this exercise. Extend the learning with ZEST: Live It! Activity Guide with more to choose from! 

This exercise is recommended for grades 4–12. 

Materials needed:

    • Some type of ball
    • Butcher paper or marker board
    • Paper
    • Pencil
    • Dictionary
    • ZEST: Live It! book
    • Small sticky notes (2 or 3 per student)
    • Boys Town Social Skill poster, “Being Patient” (provided as a PDF in color)

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Produced by Boys Town Press