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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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Eureka Games Spider Web – A Prop to Engage Groups of all Ages

December 4th, 2013

I recently attended a conference in Nashville and his Spider Web Kit. The Eureka Games is based out of Columbus, Ohio and has over 25 activities that can be facilitated with groups ranging from 5-25 people. When I saw Rob facilitating in the lobby of the conference in Nashville, he had four gentlemen blindfolded as…

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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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Which Foot Do You Hop On? 3 Fun Ways to Split Your Group

August 30th, 2013

Several times throughout a sequence of activities you will come across a need to split your group in half. I have learned three fun ways to split the group without having to count-off or count people. Each of the following activities somehow will divide the group of participants pretty close to equal. Try them out…

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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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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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Fast Alphabet

January 2nd, 2013

Fast Alphabet This is a fun activity used as an energizer for the group. Ask the group to find a partner to challenge in an alphabet race. When the facilitator yells “sparkles” (isn’t sparkles much more fun to say than go?), the partners will trace out each letter of the alphabet with their index finger.…

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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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