Virtual Ball

Type of strategy: Closings and Wrap UpEnergizers and State ChangersGamesMovementOpeners & Get to Know YouRole-Play, Drama, Charades

Learning styles: ES: Extraversion and Sensing

Participants share information, then throw a virtual ball to the next participant.


  1. Participants stand in a circle
  2. Participant 1 shares information (e.g. name/title/etc. or response to question), then states the type of virtual ball (e.g. golf ball, bowling ball, etc.) he/she is passing to the next participant. (My name is Sam Smith and I am going to throw a baseball to _____________) or (My favorite Web 2.0 tool is Linoit and I am going to roll a bowling ball to _________)
  3. Participant 1 states second participant's name
  4. Participant 1 passes the virtual ball to Participant 2 in the manner that ball would be used. (e.g,. kick a soccer ball, serve a tennis ball, etc.)
  5. Participant 2 receives the ball in the manner that ball would normally be received (creativity needed for golf balls, bowling balls, etc.).
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 until all partiipants have caught and passed virtual ball.

Submitted by: Virginia Petitt