Answer with your feet

Objectives:

An ice breaker for medium to large groups unfamiliar to each other.
A quick and more engaging way to answer specific questions.

 

Time:

5-10 mins, 6-32 Players,

Facilitation skill required:

Facilitation level: Easy  - For Unskilled Facilitators and up

Materials:

none

Process:

  1. Participants are asked to stand in an open space (un-obstructed by tables and chairs etc)
  2. This is a physical game where people arrange themselves across the room according to different criteria that will be called out by the facilitator.
  3. At the beginning of a group session you call out different subjects and the organization that must be adopted to divide the participants across the room
  4. The facilitator must call up a subject and the appropriate organsational strategy that the participants must adopt to distribute themselves across the room.

 

EXAMPLES:

- Chaos and Confusion - (The initial arrangement before you start)
- Binary Arrangement - (Eg. Male/Female)
- Graduation Arrangement - (Eg. Vicinity to City)
- Cluster Arrangement - (Eg. Favorite Food)
- Numerical Arrangement - (Eg. Age)
- Grid Arrangement - (Eg. Male/Female against Wealth)
- Circle Arrangement - (Eg. Step in if you ride a bike to work)

See illustrations below

Confusion at the beginning - before you start

 

 

 

 

 

Binary Arrangement
(Eg. Male/Female)

 

 

 

 

 

Graduation Arrangement
(Eg. Vicinity to City)

 

 

 

 

 

Numerical Arrangement
(Eg. Age)

 

 

 

 

 

Cluster Arrangement
(Eg. Favorite Food)

 

 

 

 

 

Grid Arrangement
(Eg. Male/Female against Wealth)

 

 

 

 

 

Circle Arrangement
(Eg. Step in if you ride a bike to work)