Alien Making Tea
Purpose: Getting to know you, communication
Group Size: 4+
Directions: Break the group into two teams. The goal is for each team to manage to get an “alien” (played by the instructor) to do a simple task like making a cup of tea. The trick is that the alien has no concept of what water is, how to use a cup or what it means to “turn on a kettle” etc. so the group has to be very, very clear with their instructions. The instructor can play dumb and be intentionally difficult to force the group to be more specific. This is a fun game with a message on how easy it is to misinterpret instructions.