Fantastic Flags

Fantastic Flags a great icebreaker and team building game

Ever watched Sheldon having Fun with Flags on the Big Bang theory? To be honest that is a primarily fun activity for geography nerds but Fantastic Flags is a great icebreaker and a fun team building activity that can be enjoyed by all age groups.

The participants represent themselves by drawing a flag that contains symbols and figures.

Requirements:

Equipment: Pen, Paper, Color Pencils, Crayon, Markers

Time: 20-30 minutes

Group Size: 6-20

Effective Age Group: 7 and above

How to play Fantastic Flags? 

  • Start out by providing each of the group member with a sheet of paper, pen, color pencils, crayons and marker.
  • Ask every member of the group to design their own flag–A flag that best represents the group,
  • Encourage them to be creative with their designs by using symbols and pictures..

Examples: A sports lover may choose to draw football inside the flag, the beauty queen may choose a lipstick and the science nerd may choose the symbol of atom.

  • Set a time limit: 15 minutes works the best.
  • After everybody is done drawing the flag, shuffle the flags for anonymity and take turns rating the flag out of 10
  • The flag with the highest score wins.

Key Takeaways:

  • Design flags with common shapes like football or a heart. Being esoteric is a bad thing when it comes to group. Few may relate themselves with an inverted swastika (just kidding).
  • Pay attention to even the smallest of details like colors, borders etc. Put your soul into the design.
  • After the winner is selected, by looking at the best design, you can even brainstorm ideas for the flag of your own group.

Learning Outcomes:

  • This game is all about finding the inner artistic talent. Everything is art when people are allowed to express themselves.
  • This game also alludes to the knowledge of the participants. Without knowledge of shapes and symbols, it’s hard to draw a flag.
  • Fantastic Flags also gives an inside peek to the perspectives of your peers.

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