While working cooperatively, a team will toss bean bags to acquire 300 points.
Group Size: Small group to individual.
Time: 30 minutes
1. Circle up the group.
Orient the participants to each other and open with a brief discussion about the importance of needing other people in our lives to help meet our goals. Have participants give examples of how they currently help each other.
2. When they are ready, introduce the storyline:
Your group has been challenged to set a score for Bean Bag Beez Toss. After your first round, attempt to beat your own record. Any team thereafter will be attempting to beat your record. You must work together as a team to achieve this task. Good luck!
3. Now read the Activity Challenge Box to the group.
Activity Challenge: While working cooperatively, a team will toss bean
bags to acquire 300 points.
4. The team must work together to score 300 points. Participants should take turns tossing the bean bags to score points.
5. Groups must add and subtract the numbers as they toss and keep their score.
6. Designating a time limit or limiting the number of tosses increases this activity’s challenge.
7. Once a team achieves a score of 300, other teams (perhaps other groups in the facility) can attempt to beat the “Local Facility Record.”
8. If your group is struggling, or if you feel your group would benefit from an additional challenge, present a variation provided below.
9. After the activity, move to the “Activity Discussion and Processing” section.
Here are the available Teambuilding Training Options.
1. Play as two teams.
Have the teams compete for the highest score.
2. Play outside and use Frisbees instead of bean bags.
Make the Toobeez shapes larger or make separate shapes. Then spread them out so participants can toss the Frisbees into the spaces.
3. Do not use negative numbers.
If subtracting is too challenging, just use positive numbers and add them.
4. When a team sets a record.
Take the group’s picture and place it on your bulletin board.
5. Get your staff involved.
This would be a fun activity to have staff play against the residents to create a
6. Intergenerational program.
This is a great activity for interacting with the grand children.
Appropriate caution is important to conduct activities in a safe manner. Be sure to review these reminders prior to beginning the activity, and share reminders with the group if necessary.
The effectiveness of the group process will often determine the outcome for the participant. These are only suggested questions to begin the discussion. Select the ones you feel will best benefit your group. Make sure to let everyone share their ideas, and remind participants that everyone’s feelings are important!