One Part in a Whole
In this exercise participants will work as whole to do a group activity. To begin separate participants into groups of 5 to 10. Participants choose one person to be the leader. The leader will secretly choose a group activity and begin doing an activity that relates. As the participants realize what the activity they join in doing a part of it. For example, if the activity is building a house, the leader starts by miming cutting wood. The next player hammers nails, the next puts up a door, etc. Tell participants to focus more on the movement and not using dialogue.
In reverence, talk about what it was like working as a whole. How was it like the covenant in class? Did everyone think it was the same activity?
Spolin, Viola. Theater Games for the Classroom: A Teacher’s Handbook. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1986. Print.
Great for the themes of: Covenant, common ground, vocation, community, Hospitality.