Technique: Thumb-ball



Used For: Developing rapport, psycho-education




Technique can be used in:


 Group          Individual        



Supplies Needed: A ball, sharpie marker




Detailed Description: Develop a list of questions to write on the ball- can be getting to know you types of questions (likes/dislikes), questions about healthy coping skills, movement items (do your favorite dance, hop like a frog, etc.), items from What Do You Know Game? (CARES Institute, 2006). A soccer ball works well because it is divided into sections. Write the list of questions/items on the ball.


Introduce the activity as a game of catch…..the catch is, wherever your left/right (which ever your decide) thumb lands- that is the item you do/question you answer.