Thiagi Group

Fun with Snowballs

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This activity energizes the group. So use it when participants need a spurt of energy. The main element of this activity is the anonymous way in which participants provide their inputs. The facilitator can use the information gained through this activity to evaluate what the participants have learned or want to learn.
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Goal

You can use this activity to help participants enjoy the following: - Debriefing discussion - Taking a pre-test or a post-test - Specifying session expectations - Asking or answering questions - Reviewing a previous class - Writing action plans - Reviewing any learning content

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    Instructions

    Flow

    Ask an appropriate question and ask participants to write their responses on a standard piece of paper.

    Form a circle away from tables, furniture, or any obstacles. If the weather is nice, this is a great outdoors activity.

    Ask participants to crumple their sheet of paper to make a “snowball”. Say “Let's have a snowball fight” and start throwing the snowballs.

    Allow 30 seconds for the participants to throw, catch, and throw again as many snowballs as they can.

    At the end of 30 seconds, blow a whistle to stop the snowball fight.

    Ask each participant to pick up a snowball and open it. Ask participants to take turns to read the response written on the paper.

    Play several rounds with different questions if you want to review the training content.

    Variations

    Instead of asking participants to write responses to a question, you can type relevant pieces of information on the pieces of paper for making the snowballs.

    Put all the snowballs in a container and throw them behind your shoulder like a bride throws her bouquet at a wedding. This is a good option if you have limited space.

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