Initiative Board Game

Initiative Board Game

Topic: Taking Initiative

Empowerment Lesson Video: Taking Initiative


  • Career Girls handout - Problems and Solutions worksheet – one blank and one example
  • Career Girls handout - Board Layout template
  • Pens or pencils
  • Markers, crayons, etc. for decorating
  • Dice - enough for each team to have one
  • Game pieces - you can use any small object, such as buttons, bottle caps, etc.

Video Discussion:

Tell students they will be watching the video Taking Initiative. Explain that the video presents role models talking about the power of taking initiative and creating opportunities.

After viewing, ask students to offer their questions, comments, reactions and responses to the video.

Activity Instructions:

  1. Sort students into teams of four players each.
  2. Each team receives two Problems and Solutions handouts – one blank for them to complete and one to use as an example.
  3. Each team receives a Board Layout template.
  4. Each team will complete their Problems and Solutions handout with ten examples of each.
  5. Each team will prepare their board according to the instructions.
  6. When each team has completed their board it’s time to play the game!
Initiative Board Game layout