Three wishes

Through this activity, that can be centred both on the personal and/or professional side of the lives of participants, they will get the opportunity to get a clearer idea of which are their
long term goals (expressed as “wishes”). Such a definition will also work as a self-motivation to keep working toward the achievement of their dream!


This activity is based on a further elaboration by JO Education’s staff of a resource curated by the partnership of the Erasmus+ Project FAVILLE. One of the aims of the project FAVILLE was that of developing a digital application containing several resources that could be used both face-to-face and online by groups of people and learners, under the direction of a learning facilitator.


Developing participants’ openness, creativity and introspection.

Structure of the process:

The activity serves as a brief energizer during a workshop, and helps to get creativity flowing. At the end of this method, each team member will also be a little more familiar with each other.

Set up a spot for each participant to place their three wishes and spread them out.

Ask each team member for their answers to the following question: “If you were granted
three wishes, what would they be?” The scope of the whishes might be limited to the professional area or to whatever is the most suitable theme given the context in which it is

They should write them down to their dedicated spot. One-by-one, ask each person to
explain their choices to the rest of the group.

Your Approach:

We recommend asking participants to find an image, GIF or video (if online) representing their wishes and add them to their section. The more fun, the better! You may need to divide the audience into smaller groups of 3-4 to discuss their wishes.
If you would like to make this activity a little longer or trickier, you could blend this activity with the popular ‘Two Truths and One Lie’. Therefore, two of the wishes could be true, with one wish as a lie. The other team members must decide which ‘wish’ is made up.


Written by: Facilitators of Virtual Learning (FAVILLE)’s partnership, JO Education, Italy