Zoom Webbing

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer

Props Needed: Webbing circles

Process: Here are three variations of the traditional group activity “warp speed” where participants attempt to “move” something around the circle, as quickly as possible. Begin with a full-sized Raccoon Circle, with all participants holding onto the webbing.

  • Version One:  The knot in the webbing becomes the object that is passed around the circle, and timed with a stopwatch. The challenge or goal is to see if the group can creatively problem solve a technique for reducing the amount of time required for the knot to traverse one revolution of the circle.
  • Version 2 involves one person in the group clapping, and passing this clap around the circle, with each participant clapping once.
  • Version 3 eliminates the tactile passing of the knot or clap, and replaces them with each person saying Zoom, for a verbal version of this activity.

Variations: See also Group Juggle for other variations or lead ups to Warp Speed like activities.

Debriefing Topics:

  • How did your group work together as a team?
  • How did your group communicate with each other?
  • How did your group support new ideas that were given?

For resources:  The Book of Raccoon Circles, Webbing

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