Students can have a true lunch break while playing fun games with one another.

How To:

Organize a day of games and events during lunch periods. Offer video games, ping-pong, karaoke, sports, or board games! This project will give students the opportunity to take advantage of their lunch break to socialize with and meet other students.

Tips & Suggestions:

  • To get administrators and faculty on board, present your arguments for why programs like this are important and benefit student life. See the “Fast Facts” section below for ideas.
  • Customize your activities for the size of lunch groups and the length of lunch.

Fast Facts:

  • Eating lunch with others fosters community integration and improves social well-being (Julier, 2013).
  • Participating in fun activities while at school encourages student bonding and promotes a sense of belonging (Ayers et al., 2005).
  • Playing games in a group setting promotes social and emotional learning (Hromek & Roffey, 2009).

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