Fire Council

Duration:
One and half hour

Preferred location:
Outdoor (preferably in an outdoor safe area for creating a fire or inside a quiet room)

Working method:
Outdoor, Team building, Creativity

Materials:
Materials for the fire (alcohol, wooden sticks, etc.), Papers, Pencils

Purpose:

  • To increase the team building spirit.
  • To explore and develop soft skills.

Instructions

  • Divide the group into crews
  • Give each team a different task:
    • create a dance performance;
    • create a poem/song;
    • create a theatrical play. 
  • The teams have 50 minutes to finish the task.
  • The teams do their presentations around the fireplace.

Debriefing

The purpose is to see how people could communicate or cooperate while having a specific and creative task.

  1. How did you feel during the creative time?
  2. Did you feel that the time was enough?
  3. How did you come up with the idea of your presentation?

Possible alternatives

  • Adaptation to the groups for creating a good environment no matter the circumstances.

Remarks

Don’t forget to give clear instructions and to take care of your time – this can be a fun activity, but it can also become long and people can lose their interest. Pay attention to your group and stay in touch with the flow of the scenes.