Thumb Ball may be used as a memory refresher (review strategy) and/or an energy recharger.
Set of content-related questions
Beach ball or balloon with numerals 1-10 (or the number of your questions) written with a permanent marker.
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Ask participants to come to an open area of the room.
Have a set of content-related questions available on a PowerPoint slide. Alternatively, distribute a list of questions to be read by a volunteer, or distribute index cards with individual questions to multiple volunteer readers.
Toss the ball to a participant.
When the ball is caught, the catcher tells the numeral closest to her right thumb.
The catcher answers the question on the list corresponding to the numeral, or for a non-threatening approach, anyone in the room may answer the question.
Once the question is answered, the catcher tosses the ball to another participant.
Continue playing until all questions are answered.