Empathy Snap on Big Hitter Moments is a great activity that gets participants talking about each other’s big hitter moments.

Running the activity:

  1. Give paper and pen to each participant.
  2. Explain what is a “big hitter” moment: a special moment in which someone were actively involved.
  3. Ask everyone to write down what they consider was the “big hitter” moment for each participant (recommended time: one minute per participant).
  4. Ask everyone to write down their own “big hitter” moment
  5. Ask the group to form a circle.
  6. Ask one participant to go to the center of this circle.
  7. Everyone must say what they wrote as the “big hitter” moment for the participant in the center of the circle.
  8. If there is a match, then SNAP!
  9. Change the participant in the center until everyone has had their turn.


This activity helps make people feel great. They have to think about something great they did and get to hear compliments by others. It is great for elevating team morale.

This activity was originally described by Matthew Skelton. We changed it slightly, keeping the big hitter for cool things only, and also changed the activity period for whichever is identified by the group.


Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Ask participants to take their notes with pen and paper. Decide and follow a sequence of participants. Then the group should guess each person’s moment. Consider having a SNAP sound prepared to play when there is a match.