The Missing Link

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer

Props Needed: Webbing circles

Process: This consensus building and group problem solving activity is designed to assist groups in building life skills. The goal is for the group to decide if the two Raccoon Circles are linked or connected (like links of a chain), or unlinked, without touching them. A visual activity, and one that requires consensus building, teamwork and problem solving skills. While the actual solution may be simple or complex, the real value of this activity comes from a group working together to achieve a group consensus, listening to each other, and learning the skills that it takes to get everyone on the same page. I like to begin this activity by a process called ‘pairing and sharing’ which involves  everyone working with a partner, to first convince one other person, before trying to convince the entire group.

Debriefing Topics:

  • Did you feel strongly about your decision?
  • How were you able to sway someone’s decision to yours?
  • How was the group able to come to consensus?

For resources:  The Book of Raccoon Circles, Webbing

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