Leadership Inspirations Activities
A sweet way to get to know the members of a group
Type Of Activity
Icebreaker, Mixer, Bonding Activity
- You will need enough Skittles for each member of your group to take a handful.
- Arrange your group in a circle so that everyone can see each other.
- Facilitator Note: Timing for this activity will depend on the size of your group.
- Pass out Skittles.
- Participants may take as many as they would like but instruct them not to eat any until given permission.
- When everyone has some, go around the circle and for each Skittle the participant must share something about themselves.
- When they share one thing they can eat one Skittle.
- To save on time, you can also make the colors of the candy mean something: for red Skittles tell us what you are most passionate about; for blue Skittles tell us something that makes you really happy, etc. This way, if people have a whole handful, they only need to share one thing for each of the colors.
- You can also use toilet paper for this activity. Pass around a roll and tell participants to “take as much as they need”. For each square of toilet paper they will share one thing about themselves.
- Check out Flash for a speedy version of this activity.
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 are the traits that make someone successful on this team? What are the traits that make someone unsuccessful on this team?
- What motivates our group?
- How does our group dynamic affect the way we get work done?
- 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?