Leadership Inspirations Activities

What I Like About You

A musical way to express what participants like about the group

Duration

10-20 minutes

Team Stage

Adjourning

Type Of Activity

Appreciation Activity

Materials

Music player

 

SUMMARY

Rewrite the lyrics to the song “What I Like About You“ by The Romantics to be about the group.

 

SET UP

  • Prepare a music player with the song “What I Like About You“. If groups will be performing, find a karaoke version to use if possible.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Play the song “What I Like About You“. While they listen, have the group think about what they like about their group and how they might rewrite the song.
  • Explain to the group that they are going to rewrite the lyrics to the song to be about their group.
  • Give the group ten minutes to rewrite the song together.
  • Finish by having the group perform the song together with their new lyrics.

VARIATIONS

  • You can split participants up into groups and have each group create their own version of the song and then perform it for the other groups.
  • For another creative way to appreciate a group, see Build-A-(Team)-Bear.

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?