Leadership Inspirations Activities
This Game Is Really Fun
Make everyone laugh and feel comfortable with this simple game
Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing
Type Of Activity
The group creates a circle, holds hands, and chants “this game is really fun” until everyone laughs.
- Have enough space and quiet for everyone to form a circle and hear each other.
- Stand in a circle holding hands.
- Swing your hands back and forth chanting in a monotone, “This game is really fun.”
- All participants must make eye contact with other participants.
- If participants start to giggle or smile, participants step out, creating a smaller and smaller circle of chanting, bored-looking people.
- The game ends with two people holding hands, swinging their hands, chanting and staring into each other’s eyes.
- Whoever laughs last wins.
- Chant whatever you want- an inside joke within your whole group, etc.
- Everyone who is out can distract the players who are still in to try to make them laugh.
- When there are enough people who are out they can form a circle on the outside of the players who are still in. In the outside circle, you cannot get out.
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?
- 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?
- Are we the only ones that define our purpose? What or who influences our purpose?
- How do we communicate our purpose to new members or people outside of our group?
- Why is it important that we all understand the purpose of our group/activity/etc.?
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?