Leadership Inspirations Activities
Tell a silly story together as a group
Type Of Activity
In this word game, participants create a silly story comprised of good and bad news.
- You will need enough space for your whole group to stand or sit in a circle together.
- The group will go around the circle and each person will have a turn to add to a silly story.
- The first person will start the story with a sentence (Once upon a time there were three little pigs…)
- The second person will then continue the story by telling the group something unfortunate that happens (Unfortunately for the pigs, there was a hungry wolf who wanted to eat them…)
- The third person will then add on to the story with a fortunate event (Fortunately, the pigs had built a very strong house…)
- The game continues around the circle with each person contributing to the story and alternating between “good” and “bad” news until you get to the last person.
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?
- 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?