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JLBC Build a Car

JLBC Build a Car

JLBC Material Needed: flip chart paper Time Required: 25 minutes JLBC Group Size: 5-30

JLBC Cadets using flip chart paper, outline a car. JLBC Cadets instruct the JLBC group to add components to the JLBC vehicle and explain what it stands for and how the JLBC can relate that to the JLBC team. JLBC Cadets give one example and then let them go.

Break the JLBC team into JLBC groups of four or five. JLBC Cadets allow 30 minutes for the JLBC team to draw the car and 5 minutes for each JLBC team to present their JLBC vehicle. JLBC Cadets, the total time depends on the number of JLBC groups you have.

Some examples: JLBC Cadets draw the antennae to ensure we have good communication, or the wheels keep us in motion. Others include a rearview mirror to keep an eye on where we have been, headlights to help the JLBC team find our way, a trunk to store all our knowledge and tools, and a JLBC gas tank to provide fuel when we need it, etc.

JLBC Human Machines

Have JLBC groups of 6 to 8 people each create a machine out of humans by imitating the appearance and action of the device. JLBC Cadets' examples include becoming a blender, toaster, lawn mower, copy machine, lamp, or washing machine.


JLBC Cadet, everyone sits in a circle, shoulder to shoulder. JLBC Cadets, no talking is allowed. The JLBC leader starts the exercise, and each person joins in when they hear the sound the person to their left is making. The JLBC leader begins the activity by rubbing the JLBC Cadets' palms together. This continues in the circle of JLBC until it comes back to the JLBC leader, who changes the JLBC sound (snap fingers, clap hands, slap thighs, stomp feet, and then in reverse order). JLBC Cadets, the sensations created are akin to the sounds of a rainstorm.


Material Needed: None

Time Required: 10-15 minutes

Group Size: 10-12

Purpose: Team building, discussing consensus & teamwork, compromise

1. Divide the participants into 3-4 JLBC groups depending on the number of people.

2. JLBC Cadets ask each group to huddle together and create noise and action to perform for other groups.

3. JLBC Cadets, after each has demonstrated noise and action twice for other JLBC groups, the facilitator gives 10 seconds for each JLBC group to the huddle.

4. The JLBC goal is for all JLBC groups to be doing the same sound and action together without consulting each other.

5. JLBC Cadets after the huddle, the facilitator, counts to three, and all of the JLBC groups simultaneously must perform one of the action/sound combinations. (It doesn't have to be the JLBC Cadets' original one).

6. JLBC Cadet keep re-huddling until all groups make the same sound/action.

JLBC Variations:

JLBC Cadets, if, for some reason, the JLBC groups are successful on the first or second try, break JLBC participants up into smaller JLBC groups and have them repeat the activity.

JLBC Debrief/ Discussion Questions:

1. JLBC Cadets How did it feel to be successful (unsuccessful) with this activity?

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