Leadership Inspirations Activities
Draw a complete picture with your group
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Poster Paper, Pens, 8.5×11 Paper
An activity where groups will draw a picture without communicating and then have team members describe each other’s creations. This activity teaches group members about communication and alignment.
- Divide larger group into small groups of 3-5 people.
- Give each group a flip chart or piece of paper.
- Have the group give themselves a team name and write it on the top of their paper.
- Share the names with the large group.
- Tell groups that now there is to be no more talking.
- Each person will take turns drawing a picture.
- Each person will have 2 seconds to contribute to the picture.
- The facilitator will tell group members when to switch, every 2 seconds.
- No discussion is permitted during the drawing.
- Give the group 30 seconds – 1 minute to draw.
- After their time is up, each team must agree on three words that describe what they have drawn, which they will write on a piece of paper and pass to the facilitator, to be used later.
- Gallery Walk
- Now, each group will get a chance to look at the other group’s drawings.
- For each drawing, on the piece of paper provided, your group will write three words to describe the pictures you see.
- Please start at the bottom of the page, then fold the paper up so that other groups cannot see what you have written.
- You will have approximately 1 minute for each drawing. Tell the groups when to switch.
- When completed, give the original piece of paper back to the group and ask each group to share how they described their picture and how the other groups described it.
- You can give different group members different amounts of time to draw/ tell them to switch at random.
- If you do not have enough time, you do not have to do the gallery walk.
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.?
- What are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
- What motivates our group?
- How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
- 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?