This popular ACTIVITY is a device to enable groups to express ideas using visual methods; useful if some participants are quieter than others.
Sticky tape, adhesive sticks, scissors, string, clips, and assorted office supplies.
The participants should each have been asked to bring a selection of ten magazines, flyers, postcards, swatches, photos, or artifacts to contribute to a collective resource.
- The participants place all of their collected materials on the training room floor.
- The Facilitator explains that the purpose of this ACTIVITY is to create a graphic representation using all the resources in the room. (some creative people might want to go outside and collect leaves or sticks!)
- Small groups, 4 – 5 people, are created (perhaps national groups if it is an international Erasmus + project, or themed groups such as youth workers or civil servants, or just random).
- The Facilitator announces the theme, for example, “Culture”, “Identity”, “Youth”, etc. (themes may have previously identified by another ACTIVITY, for example, GENERATOR).
- Groups have 60 minutes to create.
DISCUSSION (about 20minutes)
- Ask how easy it was to address the theme.
- Ask what additional resources they might have wanted.
- Ask how they want to use their creations. (they may be good starters for a conversation around the topic)
EVALUATION (10 minutes)
- Ask how the participants felt doing MOOD BOARD? (for example, did they feel as if it was a bit silly?)
- “Is MOOD BOARD effective and relevant for the use to which it is put?”
How would the group use this ACTIVITY in the future and would they make changes? Capture, record, circulate.