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Common Ground – Thumball (6”)

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'NEW'  Common Ground – Thumball (6”)

Toss it. Catch it. Share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under your thumb. Unique in Australia

Thumball™ is a soft 6" stuffed ball with loads of applications! A playful tool for a serious group discussion. 

The Common Ground Thumball looks like a cool soccer ball and has 32 panels pre-printed with fun icebreaker phrases suited for adults and teens. Use it to stimulate conversation, promote team spirit, and boost flagging energy. 

As you try to generate conversation to build new friendships and relationships, a key challenge is finding “common ground” experiences and interests that you share with others. This Thumball helps to uncover these commonalities. 

Share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under your thumb. Thumball is a soft 6" stuffed ball with loads of applications!

It's a "toss-up" as to which ball will stimulate more fun and learning! 

Our Price: $52.95(imported into Oz from the USA)

* Our price includes FREE shipping Australia wide


Common Ground - Thumball Questions:

  1.  How do you spend free time?
  2.  Favorite brainy hobbies
  3.  When I want to relax, I
  4.  Favorite foods to cook (or eat)
  5.  What I like to do on a Friday night
  6.  Most prized possession
  7.  My favorite app
  8.  What do you like to do on vacation?
  9.  Favorite physical activities
  10.  What does your perfect day look like?
  11.  Favorite show(s) to watch
  12.  *What do you like to read?
  13.  Sports I like to watch
  14.  My favorite childhood memory
  15.  **What do you do regularly to stay healthy?
  16.  Favorite art form (music, dance, art, theater, film)
  17.  Who are the most important people in your life?
  18.  Who in your family are you closest to?
  19.  For good advice, who do you turn to first?
  20.  What role does religion or spirituality play in your life?
  21.  A sporting event you'd most like to attend
  22.  Which do you wish you had more of . . . time or money? 
  23.  Where I wish I lived
  24.  My dream vacation
  25.  Something new I'd like to try or learn
  26.  A talent I wish I had
  27.  Charity/group I would support if I had $1 million to give
  28.  What are you most proud of?
  29.  What do you worry about?
  30.  What do you like to spend money on?
  31.  My "Claim to fame”
  32.  Toss Again

*Ooops. This prompt inadvertently appears twice on the ball in some of the original first batch.

**Double Ooops. This prompt may be omitted on some of the original first batch made.

Using a Thumball can be fun within any group. They will help you to introduce an activity, set ground rules, and manage sticky situations when they arise within a group setting. A few facilitation suggestions include the following:

  • Critique ideas not people
  • Speak only for yourself
  • No personal attacks
  • Listen - make sure everyone feels heard and validated
  • Only one person speaks at a time
  • Use "I" statements
  • Agree to disagree; disagree without being disagreeable
  • Be positive and non-judgemental; open to new ideas

HOW IT WORKS: Someone throws the ball, another catches it and responds to the prompt under their thumb. 

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