NBA Up & Coming Extension Activities
Discuss the value of practice.
- Grades: 3–5
- Audiocassette player and audiotape (optional)
- Whole class
Discuss the value of practice. Do children think it's true that the best way to get better at anything, including sports, is by practicing?
Invite children to participate in a conversation about a time when they got better at something because they practiced. To get them started, ask questions like these:
- What did you want to get better at?
- How often did you have to practice?
- How did you feel when you knew you were getting better?
Encourage children to share experiences. You can begin by sharing an experience of your own. Children can also discuss how they can encourage a friend to do something better.