This great keychain has over 20 different activities you can do with it! The basic concept of the stoplight will keep the metaphors alive in your conversations and programs.
As a PRE-brief or front-loading tool, the Stop N Go works well after you are already into a sequence of activities. In some programs, it can be used on the 3rd or 4th activity, after the participants have started to show group behavior patterns. Pull out the marbles and say: "A traffic light is used to direct motorists. The lights convey information to drivers to keep things flowing smoothly. Let's take a moment to look at things we need to do to keep moving forward..."
Then go through the colors and give group suggestions.
RED: Are there things happening that need to STOP in order for us to progress? (Teasing, horseplay, put-downs, blaming, etc.)
YELLOW: Are there things we need to be CAUTIOUS of as we continue? (Safety factors, listening to all ideas, respect personal choices and boundaries...)
GREEN: Are there goals or things we want to GO for? (Group goals stated previously, encourage more, time limits...)
Hand the marbles around as a focusing point, giving each person the opportunity to say something if they want to. Keep the discussion moving quickly, avoiding a big debate on ideas. Ask the group which suggestions they want to adopt as a group, keeping it to just a couple ideas for each color. This will make it easier for the group to keep track of what they are working toward. The marbles may also become symbols of group growth and achievement.
A MUST have for any facilitator. Clip it to your game bag and you always have 20 activities at your fingertips.
Here is a testimonial from one of our customers:
"I love the Stop n Go keychain. With young groups, I use it as an initial debrief activity and ask them to identify "go" behaviors that lead to success, "caution, slow down" behaviors that did not create big problems but that they would like to avoid in the future and "stop now" behaviors that they don't want to bring with them to the next activity. Once this pattern is set it works great as a behavior modifier if groups are becoming grumpy with one another as well. All I have to do is pull out the stop n Go signal and ask about what is happening right now that corresponds to each color."
~Candy Evans, Course Director, Challenge Discovery
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