Category

Problem-Solving

The Elevator

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Process: Here is a variation of the powerful Inside-Out Raccoon Circle Activity. The challenge is

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Rock Around the Clock

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Set Up: This activity begins with a group of participants standing around the perimeter of

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Interference

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: Here is a communication challenge from Tom Heck that is loud and playful, but

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The Missing Link

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Process: This consensus-building and group problem-solving activity is designed to assist groups in building life

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The Flip Side

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Set Up: This is one of the simplest group problem-solving activities for the Raccoon Circle,

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Wind Up Challenge

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Set Up: In the Walt Disney Movie, Lady and the Tramp, there is a great

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Traffic Circle

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing or hula hoop Set Up: Traffic Circle uses a single Raccoon Circle that has been overlapped to

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Moving Towards Extinction

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles or hula hoops Set Up: This activity will require several (about a dozen) Raccoon Circles,

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Tossing the Pizza

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Change, Energizer Props Needed: Webbing circles Process: This activity definitely fits into the “harder than it looks” category. Begin with a

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Over the Fence

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: Here is a simpler, and we believe improved, version of the Electric Fence. A photograph

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A Window of Opportunity

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: In a similar fashion to the Over the Fence initiative on the previous page, a vertical

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Pass the Loop

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Cooperation, Opener/Closer Props Needed: Hula Hoop/Webbing circle, stopwatch Process: This event is both a typical warm-up activity and an opportunity for

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Not Knots

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Consensus Building Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: In this activity, which can be accomplished with only a single piece of webbing

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Spaghetti

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing Process: Here is a consensus building activity that comes in three different levels. The challenge here is

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2B or Knot 2B

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Consensus Building Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: Need 5 different colors of Raccoon Circles for the first level, and 5 identical

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Worm Hole

Type of Activity:  Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed:  Webbing Set Up:  Begin by having the group first decide on the size of the circle they will

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Pencil Pushers

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing, writing utensil Set Up: Stretch an untied Raccoon Circle into a line. This is the starting point.

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The Octopus

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: First, take two untied Raccoon Circle pieces of webbing, and (using one water knot) tie

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Cross the Line Partner Pull

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing Set Up: This activity requires a single untied Raccoon Circle, stretched into a straight line. With half

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Villages and Wells

Type of Activity: Problem-Solving, Communication Props Needed: Webbing and objects to represent houses and wells (hula hoops work great) Set Up: Here is a classic

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