Summary: A low-energy activity that gives students to share opinions and to discuss whether they agree or disagree with a variety of statements.
- Prepared list of topics or statements
- “Agree” and “Disagree” signs (optional)
- Before beginning, make sure to clear a large space so students can move around easily.
- Make a line out of tape on the floor. Designate one end of the line as “disagree” and the other end as “agree.”
- Explain that a series of statements will be read out loud, and students should place themselves on the line according to how much they agree or disagree with the statement (i.e. standing in the middle means you are undecided or have no opinion).
- Once everyone has found a place, allow an opportunity for discussion and/or for students to share their opinions. Make sure to hear from all places along the line.
- Repeat with a variety of statements.
- If the space is not conducive to a long line, try labeling the four corners of the room with “agree,” “disagree,” “somewhat agree,” and “somewhat disagree.” The middle of the room can represent undecided opinions.
- Is it okay to disagree with your classmates/friends? Why or why not?
- Do you always have to agree with something?
- How does it feel to be in the center of the line?
Activity Length: Medium (15-30 minutes)
Energy Level: Low
Grade Level: 4th, 5th, 6th & Up
Group Size: Large (10+), Medium (5-9)