Leadership Inspirations Activities

Scream

Try not to get ‘out’, if you do, you have to scream!

Duration

10 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing

Type Of Activity

Energizer

Materials

None

 

SUMMARY

In this energetic activity the goal is to avoid eye contact with others in the group so that you can stay in the game as long as possible. If you get out you have to scream.

 

SET UP

  • Find an area where you group can play the game and be loud. Avoid disturbing your neighbors when possible.
  • Have everyone get into a circle standing shoulder to shoulder.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Have everyone look down.
  • Instruct the group that when they look up they are to pick one person and stare at that person.
  • If that person is staring back, both people are to scream and they are out.
  • The group looks down again, give them a few seconds and then have them look up and stare at someone else.
  • Repeat until there are only two people left. The last two people remaining are the winners.

VARIATIONS

  • Split bigger groups into smaller groups so that it is easier to see who is looking at who.
  • Have the people who get out start another Scream circle so that the game can continue.
  • The last two people remaining can play Rock, Paper, Scissors to determine the final winner for that round.
  • You should also check out the activity Go!

SAMPLE DEBRIEFING QUESTIONS

What?
  • 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?

Accountability

  • 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?

Feedback

  • Why is feedback important? What kind of feedback is important?
  • What does constructive/effective feedback look like?
  • How did positive/negative/or no feedback affect your success?

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?
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?