Leadership Inspirations Activities

Trivia

Compete to see who can get the most questions right

Duration

15-20 minutes

Team Stage

Any Stage

Type Of Activity

Energizer, Experiential Activity

Materials

Small object or toy

 

SUMMARY

Teams will compete to correctly answer the most trivia questions.

 

SET UP

  • Before the activity begins, prepare a list of trivia questions to use.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Divide participants into teams. Have each team come up with a team name and an order of participants
  • Tell participants the categories that the questions will fall under. To make this more of a lighthearted energizer, use categories like “Animal Fun Facts”, “Sports Stats”, or “Pop Culture”. To make this activity relate more to your group, use categories like “School History”, “Policies and Procedures”, “Advisor Facts”, or “Group Traditions”.
  • Have the first participant on each team come to the front of the room. Place the small object or toy on a table and have the participants space themselves equally around the table.
  • Tell the participants which category you are asking a question from and then ask the first questions. Instruct the participants to grab the object or toy if they know the answer.
  • Allow the first participant to grab the object or toy to answer the question. If they are right, their team gets a point. If they are wrong, the other participants may try to answer the question.
  • Have the next participant in the order for each team come up for the next question. Continue asking questions until you have gone through all the categories and prepared questions.

VARIATIONS

  • For a different game format, you can use an online game platform such as Kahoot!
  • You can increase competition by having teams compete for prizes

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?

Group Dynamics

  • 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?

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 does your group do well as a 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?