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Group Building Activity

Picture me!

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The participants of a training course are sending their favorite pictures prior their arrival and the trainer is organising a special night in which the participants are trying to find which person is behind each picture.

Aims of the tool

Going deeper in getting to know each other and creating a more friendly atmosphere in the group.

Description of the tool

The trainer should ask the participants to send him/her their favorite picture or a picture/drawing tha represents them. Nobody else should see this picture before beside the trainer/ facilitator.
The trainer has to print the pictures and make this activity at the first or the second (the latest) night.
The participants are entering the room where they have to find a warm atmosphere with chill out music and they are sitting on the pillows at the floor (forming a circle).
The trainer puts the pictures in the centre of the room (face down so nobody can see) and picks the first one.
The participants are observing the picture and they are trying to imagine what kind of person is the one whom this picture represents. They are saying what they think about this person (f.e. he/she is romantic, passionate, organised, etc).
When many people speak the trainer facilitates the process and asks from the person to reveal him/herself.
And this process continues until the pictures are finishing. Usually you need 3-5 minutes per picture so for 20 participants it will last about an hour.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Any group

and addresses

Group Dynamics

It is recommended for use in:

Action 1.1 (Youth Exchanges)
Action 4.3 (Training and Networking)

Materials needed:

We only nee to print the photos in A4 or A3 size


1h15mins (it depends of the size of the group)

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

The training course "Formal Education Meets Non Formal Learning, The Competence Based Approach"

in the context of

Filaretos Vourkos

The tool has been experimented in

for the needs of a training course

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Filaretos Vourkos (on 8 November 2012)

and last modified

4 November 2012

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