During the activity, the students will have 10 dates with 10 different superheroes. At the end of the event, the learners will select a suitable match for their character and make a brief report to their classmates.
Preparation Step 1: Before the class, print out the lesson handouts (Appendix A – Appendix D).
The purpose is to completely gross kids out by the questions they need to answer or the tasks they have to complete.
Here is a list of questions we asked kids to complete with each other: - Smell the other person's shoes - Make your best farting noise - Tell your grossest food story - Make your best screwed up face - Tell if you fold or scrunch your TP and why - Share an embarrassing story - Tell how many times you have gone to the bathroom today - Count each others nose hairs in one nostril - Stare at each other's feet and tell what toe is your favorite and why - Tell your worst vomit story Some of these topics may need a little longer than 30 seconds, others may need less. This game is a great introduction to the topic of love or dating that also acts as a way for kids to get to know each other and break out of their comfort zone a little.
Step 2: Reconfigure the desks in the classroom into a long line.
Used as a part of our Back-To-School-Meet-New-People month. In the mask drawing they can include their characteristics, dreams, interests, weaknesses, strengths, basically anything that explains the individual to his/her team members in a non threatening manner.After having drawn the mask, the person is asked to share his mask in the larger group in which members can ask questions to clarify or further explain certain characteristics. Life Line This team building activity is similar to the mask exercises since it requires people to share their ‘life-line’ and specifically the events in the past that have shaped them today.I’ve been talking about top teams and ways to get them aligned in the past few weeks.
Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together, where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. Speed dating A non evasive team building activity to kick off discussions about personal relationships is a speed dating exercise in which you request team members to answer a number of different speed dating questions.
The people attending one recent speed dating session in a city say while they love their city, they all feel it is hard to meet new people.