Celebration Card Closer

Type of strategy: Closings and Wrap UpHumor and CelebrationWriting and/or Reflection

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and SensingIN: Introversion and IntuitionIS: Introversion and Sensing

This activity will reinforce the class learnings and allow for participant recognition.


Objective: To identify action ideas and give recognition to co-learners.

Time: 7-10 minutes

Group Size: Any size, split into subgroups of 5-7 people

Materials: 3"x 5" card for each particiant


  1. Participants are each given a card and one minute to write their names on the front of the card and the single most important thing they've learned during the class and how they plan to use it.
  2. After a minute, all the cards are passed to one person in the group. This person redistributes the cards so that no one at the table has his or her own card.
  3. On the back of the card, each person has one minute to complete this sentence about the person who owns the card:  One contribution that [name] has made to us during this training is ______________. (place this prompt on a slide).
  4. After a minute, the person that distributed the cards starts the round robin process by saying: "I have [name's} card. Here's what he or she plans to do," and then reads aloud the sentence the person wrote on the front of the card. The reader then turns the card over and reads the praise sentence about the person. The reader than hands the card to its owner. The owner is only allowed to say, "Thank you."
  5. Then the owner of that first card repeats the process with the card he or she received. This continues until everyone in the group has their own card back.


SCORE Volume 3: Super Closers, Openers, Revisiters, Energizers. Bob Pike

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns


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Day 1 closer from Spring Cadre 2019.