Virtual Postcards

Type of Activity:  Frontloading and Processing

Props Needed:  None

Set Up:  Need “sitting around” space. Works well with 6 to 25 participants for 15 to 35 minutes.

Process:  At the end of the program day ask each participant to create a virtual postcard. Have them choose a picture for the front, something that they would like to pass along to someone else (some people like to do those split postcards with a couple pictures). Then on the back indicate who you are going to send it to and what will you say to the person with the space available (4 inch by 6 inch postcard). After giving the group some contemplation time, go around and have them share their postcard with the group if they choose.

Variations:  There is a similar activity in, Reflective Learning where the participants review the day with the facilitator as if they were watching a film. Then, from that film they each choose a picture they would like to “cut out,” frame, and hang on their wall. They also are asked to share what this picture will remind them of. (Reflective Learning has a number of other no-prop types of debriefing activities.)

 

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