Props Needed: Boundary Rope, multiple tossable items of various shapes, sizes and bounce-ability, several rope circles and a few buckets of various sizes. For a group of 20 participants, at least 100 tossable items is recommended. (i.e. bouncy balls, koosh balls, rubber chickens, hackey sacks, bean bags, etc.)
Space needed: Large, open space
Set Up: Place a boundary rope at one end of the space. Scatter all tossable items behind this rope. Place a few rope circles about 10-15 feet off of the boundary rope, then a few buckets another 5-10 feet further, then a few additional rope circles another 5-10 feet further.
- Ask group members to stand behind the boundary rope where the tossable items are scattered.
- Give point values to each of the target areas. 1 point for the close-in rope circles, 5 points for the closest buckets, 10 points for the buckets further away. 15 points for the farthest rope circles.
- Give the group 2 minutes to strategize.
- Goal is to see how many points they can achieve as a team. Ready go!
- Round 1: Calculate points. Debrief the experience. Ask questions around process improvement.
- Round 2: Allow the group to pre-brief and discuss a possible new strategy. Goal is to see if they can get more points than they did in Round 1. Debrief the experience.
- Round 3: Optional. If they achieved more points in Round 2, then Round 3 may not be needed. If they received less points, then Round 3 allows them another chance for process improvement.
- Once the directions were given, what happened? How did the group accomplish the task?
- How did you feel about your performance?
- Who made suggestions for completing the task? Were their ideas listened to?
- What were some of the strategies you used when you were tossing the items?
- What do you think is the purpose of this activity?
- What would you do differently next time?
- How does this relate to process improvement? What did you do differently in the different rounds?
- How does this relate to the real world?