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Desk show and tell

Share a bit about your personal workspace with this quick activity.


  • Preparation time: none
  • Play time: 1 minute per participant
  • Materials required: none
  • Minimum participants: 2
  • Maximum participants: no limit


Instruct participants to pick up something from their desk or workspace that's within easy reach. One by one, have participants share the item and explain why it's on their desk or what it means to them.

Follow-up discussion

  • Did anyone find that they have something in common with another participant?
  • What was the most surprising item on anyone's desk? What was the least surprising?

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