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The Magic Machine


What to do

Start by getting all the Elfins stand in two parallel lines facing each other. Explain to the group that they are going to create a Magic Machine together.

Explain that each Elfin is going to pass through the machine and have their magic topped up. Their magic is what makes them feel unique, special and happy.

Ask the group to stand in two lines facing each other.

Send an Elfin through the two lines. Tell them to walk slowly. As they pass through everyone can shake their hand or pat them on the back and say something that they like about them and something that makes them unique and special.

Take it further by asking the Elfins to suggest other ways the magic can be topped up.

When they emerge at the end of the line, full of magic, they become part of the magic machine and another Elfin walks through.

Discussion Questions

After the group have all been through the machine bring them back together and ask:

  • How did it feel when you were walking through the machine?
  • Do you feel your magic has been topped up?
  • Did you feel unique?
  • How did it feel to make someone else feel happy and special?

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