Different Colored Cards

Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionGroup ManagementMovement

Use to encourage movement and allow participants to discuss or talk with people outside of their table group.


  1. Prior to the workshop, place a stack of index cards in the center of each table. Each table group is given a different color of cards.
  2. At the point in the workshop when you want movement and discussion, pose a question or issue to the group. Ask participants to write their thoughts on the index card. Allow 1-2 minutes for writing.
  3. On a signal, participants are to stand, pair off with a person with a different colored card and share what they wrote.

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns