Leadership Inspirations Activities
A high energy activity that requires teams to race to an object by sending “electrical impulses” through their team members
Forming, Storming, Norming
Type Of Activity
A Single Object (Ball, Bucket, Marker), A Coin
- Divide your group into two even teams.
- Have teams sit on the floor in a line facing the other team, holding hands with their fellow team mates.
- Have everyone close their eyes.
- At one end of the lines place an object.
- At the other end of the line tell the two people on the end to open their eyes.
- You are going to toss a coin and on heads the people with their eyes open are going to squeeze the hand of the person next to them.
- If the coin lands on tails, no one moves and the coin is flipped again until it land on heads.
- When anyone’s hand gets squeezed they must then squeeze the hand of the person next to them, passing on the ‘electricity’.
- When the people at the ends of their lines get squeezed they must then open their eyes and run to be the first to grab the object.
- Whichever team grabs the object first, their player at the front of the line moves to the end of the line.
- The point of the game is to get your whole team back to their original line order.
- Safety: Make sure that the two people at the end of the line don’t hurt each other getting to the object.
- You can perform this activity with more than two teams.
- You can also hide the object to make it more challenging for groups.
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?
- When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
- When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
- What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What does your group do well as a team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
- 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?