We need to �warm up,� just as athletes do, for this exercise. We don�t want anyone to �pull� a brain muscle. We�ll get ready for brainstorming by playing a little game.
How many squares to you see? Don�t overlook the obvious. Call it out.
(Repeat the highest number of squares called out, �egging� them on to find more. The answer is 32 squares with the last 2 being the GM logo square and the word �squares.�)
(Invite the highest �bidder� to come forward and share where the squares are with the rest of the group. Hint that they should look �out of the box�. If they fail to see the last 2 squares after you�ve prompted and waited, go ahead and point them out.)
We want you to be creative and to think �outside of the box.� We need to help each other seek solutions just as we did in this exercise.