Sneak a Peak

Team Building Activity


  • Picture colored in with different types of coloring utensils/colors
  • Blank picture
  • Coloring utensils (crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.) that match the above picture plus extras
  • Processing questions

Group’s Objective:

  • Exactly replicate the colored picture


  1. Tell the participants to sit around the blank coloring sheet and coloring utensils and number off.
  2. Tell the group they will be coloring the picture, but must color it exactly as it is done in a hidden example.
  3. Choose 2-3 people to color
  4. Everyone else will take turns going to the picture and observing for 30 seconds. 
    • They will then need to report back to the people coloring and the next person will observe.
      • The describer will only have until the next person returns to describe the picture.
    • Example: Person 1 observes for 30 seconds, once they start describing, person 2 goes to observe, once person 2 comes back, person 1 goes to the end of the observing line, etc.

Processing Questions:

  • What were your thoughts during the different roles in this activity (observing/describing, coloring, waiting, etc.)?
  • How did trust play into coloring the picture?
  • What was most frustrating in this activity?
  • What did our group or you do to overcome these frustrations?
  • How can you relate this activity to our work with each other and our residents?