Table of Contents

  • Introduction and Acknowledgements
  • The Role of a Reflection Facilitator - Skills and Perspectives
  • Reflection Group Guidelines
  • Why Reflect?
  • Icebreaker Activities (Quick)
    • My Name
    • Zip Zap Zop
    • Best/Worst
    • Most Unique
    • Mood
    • Hometown
    • Comic Strip Scramble
    • Hum That Tune
    • Find Someone
    • Character Descriptions
    • Do as I Say, Not as I Do
    • Ball Toss
    • Standing Up
    • Scars
    • “Wanted” Posters
    • Baby Pictures
    • Interpretation
    • Alphabet Race
    • Bumpity Bump
    • Five Changes
    • Personal Scavenger Hunt
    • Deserted Island
  • Icebreaker Activities (Longer)
    • Famous Names
    • Wink Murder
    • Two Truths and a Lie
    • Human Knot
    • “Most Deprived” Game
    • Get to Know You Questions (M&Ms Game)
    • Random Q & A
    • Sorting
    • Lifeboats
    • Talk Show Scenario
    • What If?
    • Circle of Trust
  • Topics and Questions for Reflection
    • Hopes and Expectations
    • Observations
    • The Meaning of Service
    • The Community We Serve
    • How Has the Experience Affected Me?
    • Social Justice and Societal Issues
    • Career, Vocation, and Future Plans
  • Experiential Learning Cycle
    • Sample Learning Cycle Questions for Discussing Volunteer Experiences
  • Reflection Activities for Diverse Learning Styles
    • Written Activities (15 Minutes)
      • Anecdotes
      • Anonymous Journaling
      • Minute Sentences
      • Oops OK Wow
      • A Letter to Myself
      • Gifts We Bring
      • Convo Starters
      • Mind Maps
      • Ripple Effect On Your Life – Mindstream Writing and Poetry
      • Who Am I?
      • Mad Libs
      • Forces of Change
      • Anonymous Questions
      • Anonymous Answers
      • Using the Experiential Learning Cycle
      • Post It!
      • Solutions Web
    • Longer Written Activities
      • Group Scrapbooks
      • Personal Journal
      • Affirmation Envelopes
    • Verbal Activities (15 Minutes)
      • Weather Report
      • Rate the Day
      • Compare & Contrast
      • Candies
      • Pairs Discuss
      • Magic Wand
      • Moment of Silence
      • One Minute Life Stories
      • Favourite Sayings
      • A Day in the Life
      • Task of the Day
      • Questions from a Hat
      • Emotional Flash Cards
      • Web of Dedication
      • Self Exam
      • Organizational Newsletter
      • Statistical Responses
      • Concentric Circles
      • Speed Reflection (variation on Concentric Circles)
      • “Reading” your Experience
      • Dark/Light Moments
      • Dark/Light (holiday season version)
      • Human Continuum
      • Rose and Thorn
      • Brainstorm
      • Take a Card, Any Card
      • Imagining the Future
      • Six Thinking Hats
      • Free Associations
      • Critical Life Messages
      • “Gotcha”
      • Stories that Shape Us
      • Active Listening
      • Stand and Declare
    • Longer Verbal Activities
      • Taboo (cooperative edition)
      • Most Deprived Reflection on Income Inequality
    • Creative Activities (15 Minutes)
      • Hope for the Community
      • Quadrants
      • Act of Art
      • Group Banners
      • Group Banners: a more structured approach…
      • Poetry Workshop
      • Song Writing
      • Music Listening / Video Viewing
      • Sculpture Showcase
      • Human Sculpture
      • Select an Object
      • Reflecting with Art Cards
      • Emotional Expressions
      • Sidewalk Art
      • Volunteer Machine
      • Change of Scenery
      • Visualization
      • Construction Challenge
      • Fish Bowls
      • Role Playing Fish Bowls
      • Scenarios
      • Conversation Helpers
      • Experiential Activity: Who We Serve
    • Longer Creative Activities
      • Service Skits
      • “Daily Fortunes”
  • Quotations for Reflecting on Service Experiences
  • Reflection Tips from Student Facilitators
  • Themes for Reflection
    • Building Connections
    • Communication
    • Life Experiences
    • Curiosity
    • Engaging All Your Senses
    • Compassion
    • Empathy
    • Gratitude
    • Gifts in our Team
    • Gifts Received While Serving
    • Trust
    • Stress
    • Role Models
    • Creativity
    • Hope
    • Taboos
    • Charity to Justice
    • Poverty and Access to Technology
    • Motivation
    • Finding your Authentic Life Path
    • Finding your Authentic Life Path (Part 2)
    • Additional Themes
  • Additional Resources