Leadership Inspirations Activities
An activity where group members will try to make it through the course without crashing
Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Obstacles, Blindfolds (Optional)
This activity builds trust and good communication skills by pairing students up to navigate a course without crashing.
- Set up an obstacle course of desks/chairs/cones/pieces of clothing/etc. in the room or open space that you are in.
- Gather enough blindfolds for ½ of your total participants.
- Students assemble into groups of 2 and assign one student as the driver and the other as the car.
- Each car is blindfolded so the driver is in charge of steering the car clear of all obstacles only with his/her voice (no touching is allowed).
- Every time the car crashes into an obstacle, the driver and car must return to the start line.
- The first team to make it through the course without crashing is the winner!
- You can also use groups of more than 2. One student will be the car and all the others will be the drivers.
SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS
- What was the goal of this activity?
- Did your group do well? What could have improved?
- How did your group make decisions? Was it effective or ineffective?
- How did your group manage conflict that arose?
- Are we the only ones that define our purpose? What or who influences our purpose?
- How do we communicate our purpose to new members or people outside of our group?
- Why is it important that we all understand the purpose of our group/activity/etc.?
- Why is feedback important? What kind of feedback is important?
- What does constructive/effective feedback look like?
- How did positive/negative/or no feedback affect your success?
- What does this activity tell you about the strengths of your group? The areas for improvement?
- What’s one commitment each person can make?
- What are three lessons the group has learned that they can continue to work on?
- How can we implement these lessons in our school/organization?
- What can you do differently moving forward?