Leadership Inspirations Activities

Pruie

An activity where group members mingle with their eyes closed and if they run into a pruie, they become a part of it

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Icebreaker, Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

This activity is a great energizer that encourages students to (safely) mingle with one another.

 

SET UP

  • Make sure that you have an open area where the group can play.
  • Safety: Since everyone has their eyes closed, encourage walking and holding their hands out in front of them. Also please ensure participants do not run or move too quickly so that they do not bump into each other.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Everyone closes their eyes and you select one person to be the “Pruie”.
  • The group mingles and if they bump into someone they ask “Pruie?” if they hear a person inquire back “Pruie?” they continue to mingle.
  • Meanwhile the Pruie mingles eyes open and when asked “Pruie?” they remain silent.
  • Once a group member meets up with the Pruie they may open their eyes and lock arms with the Pruie.
  • This continues until everyone is a member of the Pruie.

VARIATIONS

  • You can do this activity with more than one Pruie.
  • Try Hog Call.

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?