In this activity, balloons are given to participants, they are asked to play around a bit, and then an announcement is made: ‘whoever has a balloon’ is the winner.
Next moment, everyone starts bursting the other chap’s balloon and protecting theirs…this is what happens every time. And, then we debrief by saying if you hadn’t destroyed the other’s balloons, all of you could have been winners…. Not this time.
They all held their balloons and just stood, unable to understand what they were supposed to do. When one child’s burst on its own, another child gave his and said: here, take mine.
Learning outcomes for adults.