The Funderbird is a great energizer. Ask the group to keep it up in the air. The combination of feathers and heavy base provides some strange flights. Juggling it 20 times can be a challenge in itself. Each funderbird is complete with three feathers and one base. Sold separately.
Funderbirds provide a hand version of the hacky-sack, or becomes a suitable replacement for beach ball and balloon games. The challenge here is simply to keep the Funderbird up in the air as long as possible.
Typical Presentation, Storyline, or Metaphor: Successfully learning a skill, and then applying that skill is valuable. The ability of the group to learn and demonstrate their mastery of the Funderbird has a direct relationship to their abilities to learn and master other skills.
Important Points: For those that are not especially skilled in hacky-sack playing, this includes the Funderbird creator, Funderbirds provide another opportunity to participate, and still hide ourless-than-coordinated talents. This activity can also be performed with a seated audience.
Discussion and Debriefing Topics: Were you able to successfully control the Funderbird? Did you manage to learn any techniques from other members of the Group?
Sequence: Funderbirds work well to pull a group together at the beginning of a program, or after amid-program break.