Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James American Philosopher (1842–1910)

Often so-called facts are presented to us, which we accept without further questioning. This excellent game teaches people to question further.

Knowing that there are in-built lies participants concentrate much more in ‘Fact of My Life’ compared to the mere self-presentation. Accordingly, there is more fun and a higher recollection of the facts.

Objective

Facts of my life - Which of the facts are true?
Facts of my life – Which of the facts are true?

Self-presentation and introduction of the group.

Resources

Flip chart sheets, marker, cards.

Time

5 mins writing, 3 mins per participant presentation time.

Task

Each participant writes five to seven ‘facts’ about their own life on a flip chart sheet. Some of them are true, some not — it’s up to the participant as there is no rule stating how many have to be true or untrue. After 5 mins of writing, all of the participants come to the front to present their ‘facts’ one after the other. The others judge what is true or untrue.

Optional: If you have more time you can ask participants to visualize ‘Facts of My Life’ on a flipchart or a maternal board. This then might be a good visualization exercise and a practical exercise for the use of flipchart, cards, markers, colors etc.

Phase

A starter game.

Visualising 'Facts of My Life' is more fun and a good exercise, but requires much more time.
Visualising ‘Facts of My Life’ is more fun and a good exercise, but requires much more time.
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