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Eureka Games Spider Web – A Prop to Engage Groups of all Ages

December 4th, 2013

I recently attended a conference in Nashville and his Spider Web Kit. The Eureka Games is based out of Columbus, Ohio and has over 25 activities that can be facilitated with groups ranging from 5-25 people. When I saw Rob facilitating in the lobby of the conference in Nashville, he had four gentlemen blindfolded as…

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Which Foot Do You Hop On? 3 Fun Ways to Split Your Group

August 30th, 2013

Several times throughout a sequence of activities you will come across a need to split your group in half. I have learned three fun ways to split the group without having to count-off or count people. Each of the following activities somehow will divide the group of participants pretty close to equal. Try them out…

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Gridwalk – A Group Problem Solving and Team Building Initiative

August 14th, 2013

Great team-building and problem-solving initiatives are sometimes hard to find. Look no further, because this classic leadership activity is perfect for small groups looking to accomplish a task while working together. Gridwalk Number of Participants: 5-25 Time:  15-30 minutes Activity Level: Low-Moderate Props: Gridwalk Tarp and Gridwalk Map Objective: For the entire group to cross…

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Trashball – A Leadership Team Building Activity Focused on Integrity

July 31st, 2013

Have you ever had a group find the “gray area” of the rules? A group that tries to skirt around the edges of the activity to get a competitive advantage? I come across groups and then call it when things get intense. Typically I have groups who will continue throwing even after I ask them…

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Fill The Bucket – A Fun Team-Building and Leadership Activity

May 8th, 2013

Fill the Bucket is a collaborative team-building activity that requires participants to plan ahead to achieve a group goal. I first learned this activity from the great and goal setting initiative. Fill The Bucket Number of Participants: 7-25 Time: 15-25 minutes Activity Level: Moderate Props: 3 Buckets, 30-40 throwables (yarn balls, Beanie Babies, etc.), and…

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Dream Catcher – A SMART Goals Initiative

March 20th, 2013

This activity is meant to help your participants discover and Time-Bound. Number of Participants:  Any size Time:  15-45 minutes (depending how in depth you would like to go with your group.) Activity Level:  Moderate Props: A bucket to act as the Dream Catcher and a throwable for each participant to act as their dream (If you do…

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Leadership Man…or Woman

March 13th, 2013

Leadership Man/Woman is a perfect way to implement a Full Value Contract with your group while discussing leadership characteristics, group social norms, and engaging activity. Number of Participants: 7-15 per piece of butcher paper Time:  20-30 minutes Activity Level: Low Props:  7-8 feet of butcher paper per group, and colorful markers Objective: To discuss and…

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SMART Goals Paper Fold

February 12th, 2013

Almost everyone has a goal or a dream, but many do not know how to make their goals SMART Goals. This activity will help participants make their goals more specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Number of Participants: 1-Unlimited Time:  15-25 minutes Activity Level:  Low Props: A piece of paper per participant (any size will…

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College Admissions Rank ‘Em

February 8th, 2013

Ever wondered what your participants thought was the most important reason for picking a college? College Admission’s Rank ‘Em will start the conversation amongst students about the different reasons for deciding on a future college. Number of Participants: You can use this activity with any size group, but to help with ease of communication, try…

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