Nonverbal Communication Activities for Kids

Instructor: Derek Hughes
Nonverbal communication is an important skill for kids to develop. This lesson will detail several activities you can use in your classroom to help your students practice and master their nonverbal communication skills.

What Is Nonverbal Communication?

Every day you communicate with people in a variety of different ways. When you think of communication, you probably think of speaking or writing to someone. However, there is another form of communication that you are probably not aware you are engaging in most of the time. This is nonverbal communication, or the kind of communication that you do with your body movements, facial expressions, and eye contact.

This communication often sends a louder message than the words you're speaking, so it is an important skill to practice. Therefore, as a teacher, you should incorporate activities in your classroom that allow your students to engage in purposeful nonverbal communication. These activities can help make your students more aware of how their nonverbal communication affects their relationships and interactions with others.

Nonverbal Teamwork

There are several activities that will encourage your students to work together using nonverbal communication. These activities will help your students understand how powerful nonverbal communication is. They will definitely be surprised at how much they can accomplish without speaking a single word!

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