Look under your thumb and share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under beneath it. Thumball is a soft 6" stuffed ball with loads of applications!
The Common Ground Thumball looks like a cool soccer ball and has 32 panels pre-printed with fun icebreaker phrases suited for adults and teens. Use it to stimulate conversation, promote team spirit, and boost flagging energy.
As you try to generate conversation and build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding “common ground” experiences and interests that you share with others. This Thumball helps to uncover these commonalities.
Common Ground Thumball prompts:
- How do you spend free time?
- Favorite brainy hobbies
- When I want to relax, I
- Favorite foods to cook (or eat)
- What I like to do on a Friday night
- Most prized possession
- My favorite app
- What do you like to do on vacation?
- Favorite physical activities
- What does your perfect day look like?
- Favorite show(s) to watch
- What do you like to read?
- Sports I like to watch
- My favorite childhood memory
- What do you do regularly to stay healthy?
- Favorite art form (music, dance, art, theater, film)
- Who are the most important people in your life?
- Who in your family are you closest to?
- For good advice, who do you turn to first?
- What role does religion or spirituality play in your life?
- A sporting event you'd most like to attend
- Which do you wish you had more of . . . time or money?
- Where I wish I lived
- My dream vacation
- Something new I'd like to try or learn
- A talent I wish I had
- Charity/group I would support if I had $1 million to give
- What are you most proud of?
- What do you worry about?
- What do you like to spend money on?
- My "Claim to fame”
- Toss Again
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we are using this as an ice-breaker in new employee orientation and also some larger trainings where the participants do not know each other. It's fun and easy to use.
I used it as an icebreaker to a two day ILP Provider Conference and it was a big hit and provided flexibility if the person did not want to answer the question their thumb was on, they could just pick one around it or find one they did like or want to answer