Photo Finish

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication

Props Needed: Webbing

Set Up: Uses one or more Raccoon Circles as a straight line.

Process: The task is for the members of a group to ALL cross the line at exactly the same time. You can additionally “stress” the group by minimizing the available space that they have to plan prior to crossing the finish line.

Tell the group that they have 15 minutes to make 5 attempts to cross the finish line at exactly the same time. This is a great opportunity to use a digital camera for instant feedback. Every time someone breaks the plane of the finish line, the facilitator yells, “Click!” even for the occasionally careless mistake.

This activity involves planning, communication, timing and occasionally the ability to deal with frustration.

Debriefing Topics:

  • What ideas did you consider before you decided on the correct method?
  • What were some feelings that came up during the process?
  • Did everyone feel like their ideas were heard?
  • On a scale of 1-10 rate how difficult this process was.

For original write up purchase, "The Book of Raccoon Circles"

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