Common Ground Thumball

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Common Ground Thumball

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Toss, Catch, Look under your thumb! Great training tool and team builder!

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Look under your thumb and share!

Share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under your thumb. Thumball is a soft 6" stuffed ball with loads of applications!

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The Common Ground Thumball looks like a cool soccer ball and has 32 panels pre-printed with fun icebreaker phrases suited for adults and teens. Use it to stimulate conversation, promote team spirit, and boost flagging energy.

As you try to generate conversation to build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding “common ground” experiences and interests that you share with others. This Thumball helps to uncover these commonalities. 

Common Ground Thumball prompts:

  1. How do you spend free time?
  2. Favorite brainy hobbies
  3. When I want to relax, I
  4. Favorite foods to cook (or eat)
  5. What I like to do on a Friday night
  6. Most prized possession
  7. My favorite app
  8. What do you like to do on vacation?
  9. Favorite physical activities
  10. What does your perfect day look like?
  11. Favorite show(s) to watch
  12. What do you like to read?
  13. Sports I like to watch
  14. My favorite childhood memory
  15. What do you do regularly to stay healthy?
  16. Favorite art form (music, dance, art, theater, film)
  17. Who are the most important people in your life?
  18. Who in your family are you closest to?
  19. For good advice, who do you turn to first?
  20. What role does religion or spirituality play in your life?
  21. A sporting event you'd most like to attend
  22. Which do you wish you had more of . . . time or money? 
  23. Where I wish I lived
  24. My dream vacation
  25. Something new I'd like to try or learn
  26. A talent I wish I had
  27. Charity/group I would support if I had $1 million to give
  28. What are you most proud of?
  29. What do you worry about?
  30. What do you like to spend money on?
  31.  My "Claim to fame”
  32. Toss Again

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Use the Common Ground Thumball to uncover common interests so you can more easily build new relationships. Striking up a conversation is one of the toughest things to do when you first meet new people. Common Ground discussion prompts make it easy to discover shared experiences and pastimes.

Facilitation Tips:

Take turns circulating the ball by passing, rolling, tossing and catching.

Ask recipients to respond to the prompt under their right thumb.

If you want to kick it up a notch, try these creative twists:

1. Ask players to anticipate what answer will be given by another player.

2. Have players recall answers given by previous responders, before adding their own answer.

3. Ask first recipient to select a question panel to which all players must respond or contribute.

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