I am so excited about this week's team building exercise. If you have any fond child hood memories of playing dodge ball on the playground, this exercise is for you and you can play it at work!
Paper Dodge Ball
Use: Ice Breaker, Afternoon Energizer, Welcome Back, New Hire Orientation
Purpose: This exercise is fun, it ss silly and it is a reminder of one the favorite childhood games. Use this an icebreaker before an event, a refresher after lunch a welcome back after a long weekend or a perfect getting to know you game. This game is meant to allow the participants to get up and use their body and well as a little bit of their mind.
Materials: This exercise requires several sheets of paper, at least one sheet of paper per person playing the game. This can be played in a conference room, an office, over a desk, a dining table a rec room, training room or living room. This game can even be played outside in good weather. Each team member will need a pen or a pencil.
Setup: It’s so simple…I mean that! See below
I believe I said it best above so here it is again. At the end of the game, unroll the paper balls and give everyone a few minutes to read them. If you have time, allow everyone to share and discuss the answers. This info can be used as a way to connect with, appreciate or motivate team members.
Post these in a public place for everyone to see and share for at least a week after the game. This is a great way to learn about the people you are working with in any capacity and its just fun to throw paper!