Leadership Inspirations Activities

Pie Chart Life

Learn more about how your team spends their time

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Forming, Norming

Type Of Activity

Bonding Activity, Experiential Activity

Materials

Paper, markers, crayons etc.

 

SUMMARY

Think about the things that are most important to your life and make a pie chart that you can share with your peers.

 

SET UP

  • Optional: Print out a blank pie chart for everyone in your group to use as a template.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • To start this activity, allow participants about 2 minutes to brainstorm all of the most important parts of their life.
  • Pass out a pie chart and writing utensil to every participant.
  • All participants should make a pie chart of the parts of their life that they brainstormed. The larger the slice of pie, the more important it is in your life.
  • If participants would like, they can also color each of the slices of their lives to show the differences.
  • Allow everyone to share as little or as much as they would like.

VARIATIONS

  • Use this activity to discuss time management! Make a list of the things that you spend the most time on. Create a pie chart to represent how much of your day/week/month/year those things take up. Then, have a conversation about how that affects you and what changes you might make.
  • You can also check out Draw Your Life and Masks for similar bonding activities.

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?

Alignment

  • 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 & 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?

Teambuilding

  • When has your group worked well together in the past? When have they not worked well together?
  • When has (something that happened in the activity) happened in the past with your group?
  • What habits or actions make a successful or effective team? What are your group’s opportunities for growth when working together?
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?