We did this workshop in the afternoon of the first day in Stories We Tell with Nomadways. It was on the schedule as ‘team building’ – it was, and so much more. The charm of this was being in a country that was not my own, in a sweet and bucolic small town steeped in history. We explored and wandered, talked to local people and asked them what must have seemed like very strange questions. I worked with a lovely group composed of people from far-flung places, and didn’t know the second half of the workshop when we embarked on the first.
Scavenger Hunt Story
Materials needed: pens/pencils and paper enough for all groups
Time: 3.5 hours broken into 1.5 hours for Part 1, .5 hour break, 1.5 hours for Part 2.
Participants: groups of 3
Part 1: Groups go into the community looking to find:
- 3 words from signs
- 3 birds
- on type onion, one type potato
- time of day
- colour lipstick
- 2 brands food
- 3 items from hardware store
- name of planet or star
- name of dead politician
- name of book or story
- speech of a child
Part 2: (time for this is flexible based on how many groups will be presenting) : Groups co-create a story incorporating ALL the things/words found on the scavenger hunt. Stories can be written for text, performance, or whatever media the group would like.
Groups present their stories.
Discussion: Take time to explore what this process was like for the participants.