This is Not a Raccoon Circle, it's a...

Type of Activity: Energizer

Props Needed: Webbing tied into circles

Process: Participants stand in a large circle passing around both tied and untied Raccoon Circles. The goal is for participants to invent a new idea for the Raccoon Circle and tell their neighbor about this. For example (while showing my neighbor an untied Raccoon Circle), “this is not a Raccoon Circle, it is my belt, and I just lost 200 pounds!” Or perhaps, “this is not a Raccoon Circle, it is a climbing rope for my ascent of the shortest peak in Kansas!” The neighbor can then either pass on this same idea, or make up a new one.

Variation: Use a pool noodle or other object. You can turn this game into Banana Bandanna (see in Energizers) using the items that you create to make it a little harder.

Debriefing Topics:

  • What creative energy did you use to come up with new things each time it was your turn?
  • How did this activity push you outside your comfort zone?
  • What did you like about this game?

For original write up purchase "The Book of Raccoon Circles.”  

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