Happy Potatoes

Divide group into small groups of five or six. Give each of them a two raw potatoes, construction paper, scissors, ribbon, markers, and tape. Give them a time limit (I usually play a song off a CD twice) and ask them, as a group to make a “happy” potato and a “sad” potato. It is amazing what they will create! I use it as a catalyst to discuss real happiness in the world. I also them to write on a posterboard things that make them happy on one side and things that make sad on the other side.