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Avalanche – A Perfect Way to Mix Up a Group During Team-Building

June 26th, 2013

I work with teams of all ages anding in a circle. This activity is a fun way to break up cliques without the participants realizing that it was your ulterior motive. Avalanche Number of Participants: 5 and up Time: 2-3 minutes Activity Level: Moderate-High Props: None Objective: For participants to find a new spot in…

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Human Javelin – A Loud and Entertaining Team Building Energizer

May 29th, 2013

There are times as a facilitator when you need a go-to activity that will let your group let out some noise and loud activity. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e1uFfVBXsQ?rel=0] [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwpKzm8Ksqk?rel=0] I hope this activity helps you on your quest to create a fun and engaging atmosphere for growth with your group. Have you ever attempted this activity?…

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Thumb Wrestling in Stereo – A Classic Icebreaker and Group Energizer

May 22nd, 2013

I first learned this great activity from Ryan McCormick at Project Adventure in Boston. It is now one of my “go-to” activities with groups of all sizes. My friend from Australia, Mark Collard, demonstrates this classically fun icebreaker that helps groups break down physical barriers anding Not Necessary). [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSUxWyR3irk?rel=0] For more activities just like this…

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The Who, What, Where, When, and Why of Icebreakers

April 24th, 2013

I love a good icebreaker, and encourage group presentation skills. Number of Participants: 4-25 Time: 10-25 minutes Activity Level: Low Props: None Objective: To get to know another participant better. Description: Group the participants in twos, threes, or sevens (depends on the size of your group, obviously). Ask the groups to find their own space, get comfortable, and ask…

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Bear, Ninja, Cowboy – A Fun & Competitive Icebreaker

March 27th, 2013

Bear, Ninja, Cowboy is a perfect partner icebreaker that will get your group energized and laughing. It can be used as a name game, a competitive icebreaker, or as a ridiculously fun activity. It is a fun alternative to Rock, Paper, Scissor. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ayKiFYi9-w?rel=0&start=31] Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Number of Participants: 2-unlimited Time:  5-15 minutes Activity…

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Eyeball Tag

February 20th, 2013

Eyeball Tag Not all tag games are equal, and bravery. Number of Participants: 5-25 Time:  5-10 minutes Activity Level:  Moderate Props:  Chairs Objective: To make eye contact with another seated participant and then switch seats without the person in the middle sitting in your chair. Set Up: Each participant gets a chair ands in the…

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Tweener

February 4th, 2013

I first learned Tweener with Jerrod Murr at a Project Adventure training with Nate Folan. I instantly moved this activity towards the top of favorite activities list.  Tweener is a fun, active, anding Not Necessary!). Tweener Number of Participants: 5-25 Time:  5-15 minutes Activity Level:  Moderate Props:  A soft throwable that is about the size…

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Wooshball

December 19th, 2012

The last couple days have been incredibly fun for me as I traveled to several different high schools to facilitate workshops on a multitude of topics: social media awareness, goal setting, decision-making, group personalities, and get the participants in the right frame of mind (a fun one) for the upcoming workshop…I played Wooshball with them!…

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World Leaders Royal Rumble

August 17th, 2011

Who is a better leader? George Washington or Genghis Kahn? Gand approaches to leadership, but undoubtedly were dominate leaders in their time. Who is a greater leader? Tell me what you think! What do you think? Who would be a great World Leader Rumble? Do you think we should have the first ever “World Leader…

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ODSA Workshop 3/31/2011

April 5th, 2011

At the end of last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Oklahoma Division of Student Assistance Programs‘ Annual Conference in Tulsa, and informative way. This year, I decided to use a new initiative, Teamplay Tubes, which we bought from the fine folks at Training Wheels. According to Training Wheels, Teamplay Tubes are a…

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