Emphasizes group communication, leadership dynamics, conflict, cooperation, patience and problem-solving strategy
Organize participants into groups of 5 – 7. Each group sits around a table with a box of lego. Ask participants not to touch the lego until the activity begins.
Give the instructions: Your task, as a group, is to build a structure with these Lego bricks. In a moment, each of you will get a piece of paper, where your individual assignment is written. You may not show or tell your assignment to the rest of the team.
You will have 20 minutes to build your structure. You may not speak during the building process. You must continue building until the time is up. I will announce when the time is up.
Hand out the “assignments,” one per participant (see the list below). Remind participants that they must not show their assignment to anyone else.
Assignments Print these and cut them up.
Once everyone has an assignment, begin the time and let participants start. If needed, remind participants that they are not allowed to speak during the building process.
After 20 minutes, tell participants to stop building. Invite them to guess the “assignments” of the other members of their group. Explain that they may now share their secret assignments with each other.
As a final step, debrief the activity by reflecting on how the groups worked together. Use reflection questions such as: