Space Balls a Team Building exercise!!! I love this idea....perhaps I love the name of it more...... This is a fun and easy exercise that can be done with any size team in-person or virtually and needs 0 supplies!
It sounds like something odd, but it really is as simple as can be!
Space Balls are balls that are made up of nothing but space
Space Balls is a great game for team building, but also works on focus, concentration, and imagination! It works well in morning meeting, or any time of day they need a
To start, establish what a space ball actually is: a ball made of space! Since you can't see the ball, it's important to show the size, shape, and weight of the ball by the way you hold the ball.
Then, slowly pass the space ball around the circle.
Participants should watch to see that the ball maintains its size and shape.
Next, introduce a "new" space ball, and review the concept by passing the ball around the circle again. Make the new space ball somewhat different from the first one. (smaller, heavier, etc.)
When the ball completes the circle, it's a good time to break the group into groups of 2 or 3 to play catch with the space balls. (Have some fun passing out space balls to each small group! Encourage their creativity by asking what sort of ball they want, then slowly taking that ball out of your "box" for them to see!)
Another option is to toss the space ball to someone across the circle. (See photo at top.) In these cases, remind the participants to show the size and shape of the ball, remembering to maintain the size and shape.
You can continue by introducing the idea of changing the space ball. Model squishing the space into a very small ball, or stretching it into a very large ball. The space can also become quite heavy (grunting is encouraged) or it can become quite light like a balloon. The participants hands and body language should always show the size, shape, and weight of the space ball, so their partner can follow.
Now it's time to let the group to be creative: pass a space ball around the circle, letting the participants change the space ball any way they want to. The participants should be very clear in taking the space ball from the previous person, maintaining its shape, then showing the group how they are changing the space ball.
Game adapted from elementary.com
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