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Group Size: 1 to 50+
Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes
Goal: To illustrate the concept of synergy, that through working together we can achieve greater things when working alone
Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles
Special Considerations: Participants who feel uncomfortable drawing can pass on this activity; not everyone needs to be involved.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. The facilitator begins by drawing the outline of a mountain, a house or ocean waves across the paper.
  2. Then have group members come up and add whatever they would like to the picture.
  3. Continue this process until the class feels it is complete. For example, start with a basic mountain and participants can add things like more mountain peaks, snow, skiers, hikers, lakes with campers, mountain lions, bears, birds and even parachuters jumping out of helicopters!

Tips for Discussion and Processing

This is a great way to discuss that by working together we can create something better than any of us could have done by ourselves. This is also a very fun activity that builds group cohesion and displays the different talents of the group members.

Note: These activities can be modified to reflect a variety of skills.