Ice Breakers!. And Other Leadership Activities. The Big Picture. Why These activities? HOBY Bingo Which Side of the Line? Radioactive Popcorn Community Building (The Ice Cream Game Other suggestions. Why Icebreakers/Lead Activities?. We need to be comfortable with each other
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Ice Breakers! And Other Leadership Activities
The Big Picture • Why These activities? • HOBY Bingo • Which Side of the Line? • Radioactive Popcorn • Community Building (The Ice Cream Game • Other suggestions
Why Icebreakers/Lead Activities? • We need to be comfortable with each other • Get people to work together • Exercise their leadership (and follower gifts) • Ease people out of their comfort zone • Open minds • Experience new things • Learn something
HOBY Bingo Rules & Instructions • Begin this game as soon as you are finished settling in your room. • Find an individual that fits the description in each box. Write that person’s name in the space allowed. • You may use an individual only ONCE on your sheet. • Once completed notify a staff member that you have completed the exercise so she/he can verify your time. • If you are done, help other people finish their sheets. • Meet as many people as possible and get to know them! • HAVE FUN!
Which Side of the Line? • Examples: • Coke - Pepsi • Summer - Winter • Morning person – Night Owl • Basketball – Football • ESPN – MTV • Radio – iPod/MP3 • Original Star Wars – New Trilogy • 2 opposing sides are called out • Students will move to the group that fits them best • Must divide again into 2 groups • When smoke clears, let students declare the new groups and divide again
Radioactive Popcorn • It is 10am in one of the most populated areas of Baltimore. • A container with Radioactive Popcorn has ruptured. • If the Popcorn is not transferred in 30 minutes into a better container, the Popcorn will explode.
Radioactive Popcorn • Your team must transfer the popcorn into a suitable container • Tools and Materials: • Rope • Tire Tube • Unpopped Popcorn in a quart can • Empty quart can • Masking Tape • The radioactive area has expanded and is marked by the tape. • No one can enter the tape ring at all. If you do, you will “die” and can’t play the rest of the game.
Community Building • Ambassadors are told: • Goal: Build the best community possible • Materials: • Markers • Scissors • Money (coins or play money) • Tape • Construction Paper
The Ice Cream Game • Rules: • Can’t leave your town’s boundaries (taped area on the floor) • Jail if you break any rules • Need Permits to build • Positions for your staff • Building Authority • Treasurer • Reporters • Police
How do we start? • Everyone picks their favorite flavor from these choices: • Chocolate • Mint Chip • Strawberry • Vanilla
Behind the Scenes • 4 Stages to the game • 15 minute intervals • Some teams are disadvantaged: • Size of town (taped area on floor) • Less money • Different treatment from officials
What’s the point? • The difference between the haves and have nots • Talking Points • Did the disadvantaged teams realize what was going on? • Did the advantaged teams realize what was going on? • How did you feel when you were placed in jail?