Leadership Inspirations Activities


How many people can you hide together?


10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

Type Of Activity






In this backwards game of hide and seek, one person hides and everyone else tries to find them.



  • Set clear boundaries so that people aren’t going too far or off-site.


  • Choose one person to hide.
  • Keep the rest of the group together so that they don’t see their hiding place.
  • Then the group has to split up and try to find the hidden person.
  • Once a member of the group finds the hidden person they hide quietly with them until the entire group is hiding together.
  • The person who found the hider first can hide the next round.


  • There are many variations to the game of hide and seek! Here are a few more that you can try:
    • The Wave
      • There is one seeker and everyone else hides.
      • If found, the hider joins the seeker as they look for people.
      • If they see someone that the seeker doesn’t they wave at them.
      • The hidden person waves back and then the found person is freed and can run off to hide again.
    • Back to Base
      • There is one seeker and everyone else hides.
      • As the seeker searches, the people hiding are trying to make their way back to a designated home ‘base’ without being caught.
      • If they are spotted, the seeker must try to tag them.
      • If tagged, they become a part of the seeking team looking for others.


  • 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?


  • Who are you currently accountable for as an individual and a group? Who holds you accountable?
  • What is effective accountability? Are our methods as a group effective?
  • What role do you play in your own accountability and the group accountability?

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?

Project Planning

  • What has worked in other projects you have done? How have you dealt with setbacks?
  • How do you connect with the process of planning? Do you like it/not like it? How does this impact you/your group?
  • How do we manage our time? How does that affect our ability to complete our projects?
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?