Leadership Inspirations Activities

Fortune Cookie Questions

Individuals in your group will answer questions about various aspects of themselves or the organization

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Bonding Activity, Icebreaker, Energizer

Materials

Fortune Cookies With Questions Created Beforehand

 

SUMMARY

Individuals in your group will answer questions about various aspects of themselves or the organization. This activity helps group members build relationships and gather knowledge about the different people in their group.

 

SET UP

  • Get a bunch of fortune cookies.
  • Write down a number of different questions on small pieces of rectangular paper that can fit in the fortune cookies.
  • Insert the paper with the question on it into the fortune cookie.
  • Repeat until you have 1 fortune cookie for each person in the group.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Sitting in a large circle as one group, each person will choose a fortune cookie out of a bag.
  • Going counter-clockwise, each person will open their fortune cookie and read the question and provide an answer for it.

VARIATIONS

  • Use index cards instead of fortune cookies. Fold the index cards into a pyramid or box that needs to be opened.
  • After each person reads their question, allow other group members to respond to the questions freely.

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • 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?
So What?

Group Dynamics

  • 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?

Teambuilding

  • 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?
Now What?
  • 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?