The Meter

Type of Activity: Get to Know You

Props Needed: Webbing

Set Up: With one piece of webbing, make an arch shape like the one shown here.  This is your fuel gauge, or any type of meter that you wish.

Process: Ask participants to stand outside the meter, at the position that best relates to them.  For example, the amount of energy that you have right now, could be just like a gas tank gauge (empty, half a tank, full).  This activity acquaints participants with each other,   indicates preferences, and lets us find out about each other.  This activity also can be used by a facilitator to gain some useful knowledge about the participants in the group.  For example:

  • The number of hours spent working out each week
  • The number of books read in the past 6 months
  • The number of frequent flyer miles accumulated in the past year
  • The number of brothers and sisters in your family

Debriefing Topics:

  • Were you surprised where others places themselves during the activity?
  • How often does your energy tank feel empty?
  • What are some things that help you feel full in your work life?  School?

For original write up purchase "Book of Raccoon Circles" by Cain & Smith.  

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