Leadership Inspirations Activities
Avoid getting two items in your lap at the same time
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
Small Items Or Toys To Pass
A twist on the popular ‘hot potato’, get your group excited with this activity where participants try to avoid getting passed more than one object.
- Have the group sit or stand in a circle.
- Pass several fun items or toys around the circle.
- The object of the game is for participants to avoid getting two items passed to them at the same time.
- If someone ends up with more than one item/toy, they are out and the game resets.
- The items must always be moving around the circle.
- They must pass to their immediate left and right, there is to be no throwing of objects.
- They can switch directions at any time.
- No one can refuse an object.
- In larger groups, you may need more items/toys so that more people can participate in the circle. Adding objects also increases the difficulty and speed of the game!
- Instead of having participants get ‘out’, if a person ends up with two or more objects have them answer a question or give them a silly task to complete.
- If playing outside, use water balloons!
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?
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?
- 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?