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Playdough Debrief – Use This Classic Tool After a Team-Building Activity

August 7th, 2013

I love simple processing activities. When I finish an activity or a day’s worth of programming I often need an easy tool to debrief all of the emotions and create while they process. Playdough Debrief Number of Participants: 6-45 Time:  5-15 minutes Activity Level: Low Props:  Playdough Objective: To use the playdough to sculpt your…

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Saying Goodbye – A Great All-Day Processing Activity for Team Building and Leadership

June 5th, 2013

This is a great processing activity that links workshops from the beginning to the end, and creates a sense of camaraderie amongst group participants by raising self-esteem. Saying Goodbye Number of Participants: 5 and up Time: 15-25 minutes Activity Level: Low Props: Paper, Markers, Tape Objective: To leave positive remarks on another participant’s paper that is hanging…

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Take a Stand Debrief – A Perfect Way to Process a Team Building Activity

April 10th, 2013

Adding props to a debrief or processing activity can often help participants open up to the rest of the group. Take A Stand Debrief utilizes props to create conversations about an activity, initiative, or even at the end of a day. Number of Participants: 2-200 Time:  5-20 minutes Activity Level:  Low Props:  Any prop that…

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Likert Scale Debrief

March 6th, 2013

There are times before, during, or after an activity when the facilitator needs to check in with the group and Likert Scale Debrief fulfills that need. Number of Participants: 1-100 Time:  1 – 15 minutes Activity Level:  Low Props:  None Objective:  To rate a participant or group’s energy level, engagement, etc., using their own personalized…

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Tweener

February 4th, 2013

I first learned Tweener with Jerrod Murr at a Project Adventure training with Nate Folan. I instantly moved this activity towards the top of favorite activities list.  Tweener is a fun, active, anding Not Necessary!). Tweener Number of Participants: 5-25 Time:  5-15 minutes Activity Level:  Moderate Props:  A soft throwable that is about the size…

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Board of Directors

January 9th, 2013

I love ending days on a positive note, that’s why I always try to end a particularly productive or stressful day with an uplifting activity…Board of Directors. I first learned Board of Directors from Jerrod Murr (yes…my personal assistant), after a great day at one of the 20 Camp volunteer trainings. Read the description below…

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The Hundreth Monkey and Traffic Signs

December 13th, 2012

This week’s activity comes from the recently published Project Adventure book, one of the best activity books I have ever read: The Hundredth Monkey: Activities That Inspire Playful Learning. In my opinion it should be sitting by the desk, bag, or shelf of every facilitator for both quick reference and to develop sound foundational theory…

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Fortune Cookie Debrief

December 9th, 2011

Have you ever had an awesome workshop, ropes course trip, or initiative with a group and the participants would have liked to share their thoughts if I hadn’t taken the words out of their mouth. I picked up this debriefing technique along the way that encourages our participants to share and discuss while processing after…

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Fortune Cookie Debrief

November 17th, 2011

Have you ever had an awesome workshop, ropes course trip, or initiative with a group and the participants would have liked to share their thoughts if I hadn’t taken the words out of their mouth. I picked up this debriefing technique along the way that encourages our participants to share and discuss while processing after…

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