The concept behind the activity
The Philosopher‘s Stone is a small but smart learning project that is a fantastic aid for trainers who want to enable their participants to achieve a state of high creativity – and with an added tactile aspect!
Facilitating the activity
Groups of 1–5 participants are given one shape plate with three different holes: a circle, a square, and a triangle. The key question is: “What exactly would a shape that fits precisely through all three holes look like?” This requires real creative thinking and saying goodbye to entrenched thought processes! At the end, the mystery is revealed with the aid of the actual Philosopher‘s Stone (a wooden shape).