Leadership Inspirations Activities
Rock, Paper, Scissors Posse
Get everyone on your team by being the best at Rock, Paper, and Scissors
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
This is a great icebreaker or energizer for large groups. Participants try to be the best at Rock, Paper, Scissors so that they can have the biggest ‘posse’ or cheering squad.
- You will want space big enough for people to walk around freely.
- Have each person find a partner to begin.
- Each person pairs off to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. You can have pairs play just once or best 2 out of 3.
- Paper beats Rock, Rock beats Scissors, Scissors beats Paper.
- Whoever “loses” becomes part of the winner’s cheering squad.
- Winners and cheering squads continue to play. Each time someone “loses”, all the people who were part of that person’s cheering squad become part of the “winner’s” cheering squad.
- This continues until there is one squad left cheering.
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?