What is it?
1. Have the students gather together and place a chair in the middle of the room.
2. Assign a topic or hobby to the chair, and have students distance themselves from the chair according to how much they like the topic.
3. Have the students demonstrate their decision using facial expressions and positions and freeze once they find their location. For example, if a student is extremely close to the chair and likes the topic, the student can freeze with an excited facial expression and have his/her thumbs up.
4. Select students at random to explain their decisions, either about their location in relation to the chair or their facial expressions/poses.
Why use it?
This can be used to help students build relationships by finding common ground with each other. It can also be used as a warm-up activity to activate interest and prior knowledge prior to a lesson.