Leadership Inspirations Activities

People To People

Group members will be instructed to join limbs and see what kind of funny positions pairs can get into

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Mixer, Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

This activity is great for energizing the group and getting them comfortable with one another. Group members join limbs in various combinations to with partners.

 

SET UP

  • Have the group pair off with someone they do not know very well.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • You are going to call out two body parts (appropriate), for example “elbow to forehead”, and the participants would have to touch elbows to foreheads.
  • The purpose is to become more comfortable with their partner.
  • After three or so of these fun challenges, you are going to call out a question. An example would be “What is your favorite color?” and the participants must ask their partner their favorite color while still in position.
  • You can mix it up and throw in a few more body parts, or you can call out “people to people” at which point they must find a new partner.
  • Repeat from first step until group members have met several new people.

VARIATIONS

  • Have people get into groups of 3 or more.

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?

Inclusion and Involvement

  • What does it mean to be inclusive or exclusive?
  • What did we do as a group that was inclusive? That was exclusive/not inclusive?
  • Why is inclusion and involvement important for our group?
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?