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EXERCISE GOAL: To create an icon that serves to represent and unite the participants as a single team.
EXERCISE TAKE AWAYS:
From this event, participants will to able to:
- Experience what it is like to work as a group towards a common goal;
- Identify personal attributes that lend themselves to achieving the group goal;
- Examine how to communicate within a large group; and,
- Have fun!
Begin by talking about how each group is individual and quite spectacular.
Ask individuals within the group to pull out an object they brought with them that represents who they are (i.e. broken clock for someone who’s always late, teddy bear for someone who’s cuddly, etc.)
The group must construct a Mammoth Monument to themselves.
To do that each individual must participate by:
- saying their name
- saying what the object is
- explaining why it is a good representation of a positive quality they possess for the monument (with a large group you need to find some way to run people through the activity at a steady speed)
A SAMPLE PRESENTATION
“Hi, my name is Tyler Hayden and this is my favorite work glove because when push comes to shove you can always count on me to get the job done.”
Then the individual affixes the object to the other objects (you should have on hand nails, glue, etc. and a structure for the group to stick the objects to – i.e. a
wooden chair, a plywood sheet, a section of tree, a piece of material, etc.)
When everyone has placed and introduced their object, the group is to name the structure. Then the monument can be put in a place of honor for all to see.
- Discuss the content of the activity around such issues as:
- Maintaining individuality
- Letting everyone be seen
- Playing an important role in the group
- How each person is required to complete the task
- How you will function within this large group, etc.
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