Leadership Inspirations Activities

Have You Ever?

Learn more about each other by asking random and unique questions

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker, Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

In this activity participants can see what fun things they have in common with other members of their group. A great way to break the ice and to start to get to know one another better.

 

SET UP

  • Have everyone stand next to each other in a circle.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • The facilitator begins the process by asking any kind of question that starts with “Have You Ever” or “Do you…”. For example:
    • Do you know how to juggle?
    • Have you ever been out of the country?
  • If the statement is true or applies to a person, then they run into the middle of the circle and high five with anyone else who ran in.
  • Afterwards, the people in middle need to go stand in a new place in the circle.
  • Once everyone has a place in the circle again, the facilitator can ask the next question.

VARIATIONS

  • Instead of having the facilitator ask all the questions, have the last person to leave the circle ask the next question.
  • Also see I Like People Who

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?
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?