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3 Brand New Tag Games for Team Building with Young People

June 2nd, 2016

You’re it! No, you’re it! You’re it! When is the last time you played tag? No, seriously…when is the last time you played tag? The answer is too long. Back in the olden days, tag was as simple as chasing your friend and elusive enough you could be the tag champion! Below we have three…

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Gallery Walk – A Creative Way to Make Meetings More Fun

November 11th, 2015

Meetings, meetings, meetings. Meetings get a bad rap. They are both a blessing and all things that are wrong with meetings. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can still run efficient meetings and interactive…with Gallery Walks. Gallery Walks are simple and Post-It Notes around the room as well. Use the posters as idea…

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11 Creative Ways to Split Up a Large Group into Smaller Groups

July 8th, 2015

Woodstock. The World Cup. Your classroom. Large groups of people can be awesome and even destruction. If you are leading a large group and want to create a sense of intimacy for learning to occur, you have to break them up. Large groups provide a diversity of thought and experience that can’t be match with…

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Popcorn – An Engaging and Entertaining Icebreaker

January 20th, 2014

Let’s be honest, sometimes we need a fun time-filler that will keep our groups engaged without keeping them bored. Popcorn is just the kind of activity you are looking for…it is fun, it is fast, and it is engaging. Stephanie Bolen, one of the wonderful Paradigm Shift consultants, explains the instructions for Popcorn in this…

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Cowboy Up – A Free Icebreaker

September 18th, 2013

The majority of the Paradigm Shift team is from Oklahoma, so we like a good cowboy activity from time-to-time. This activity gives your participants options on how they want to proceed as a cowboy. Cowboy Up Number of Participants: 5-15 Time: 5-10 minutes Activity Level: Moderate Props: None Description: This activity is a last participant stand…

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Trashball – A Leadership Team Building Activity Focused on Integrity

July 31st, 2013

Have you ever had a group find the “gray area” of the rules? A group that tries to skirt around the edges of the activity to get a competitive advantage? I come across groups and then call it when things get intense. Typically I have groups who will continue throwing even after I ask them…

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Chicken Noodle Circle – A Great Way to Round Up a Group

July 17th, 2013

Have you ever had a hard time getting your group into a circle? We all know that circles are the best way for a group to communicate, and other medications may affect the way it’s works, causing side effects. Do not use unwanted medicines. Take Levitra to your local drugstore which will dispose of them…

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