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I don't know about you, but I love watching the blooper reels of movies. For some reason, it's impossible to not crack at least one smile. I recently had the idea that I could use these to my advantage in therapy sessions.
First, we will start by discussing the term "blooper reel." I'm sure this will garner lots of funny responses, if kids aren't familiar with this term. Once we do that, we can move on to the video portion of the lesson.
Below are some video clips from YouTube. They are from kid friendly movies; however, you should preview them to make sure they are appropriate for your students.
This one is appropriate for preschool-kindergarten:
This one is appropriate for older elementary students (Diary of a Wimpy Kid):
This one is appropriate for 5th-high school (Harry Potter):
This one is appropriate for middle-high school (Hunger Games):
As you're watching them, pause and discuss why certain things were funny. This would be a great exercise for kids who have difficulty picking up on humor! Talk about what the characters should have been doing. These are movies that your students may have seen so they will know what was supposed to be happening during certain scenes.
What do you think? Will you use this in your sessions?