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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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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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101 Ways to Line Up a Group

December 26th, 2012

Every once in a while, I like to reach way back into my game bag ands of groups over the past few decades. Nothing describes “classic” as much as Group Line Up. I’m sure you have done this one before, either as a participant or a facilitator, and have loads of fun playing. Below you will find…

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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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Follow My YouTube Channel

January 14th, 2012

I love YouTube. It is an excellent mix of powerful informative videos and clips of hilarious cats. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8]   I love watching cats and instructions to facilitate the activities. Here is one of my favorite icebreaker videos, Human Javelin, by the fine folks at Ultimate Camp Resource. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwpKzm8Ksqk]   Take some time, check…

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Not The Same Name Game Book

November 7th, 2011

Experiential Adventure is very excited to announce that we have written a e-book, Not The Same Name Game Book: Creative Ideas for your Group to Get to Know Each Other Better.  Not The Same Name Book is an essential piece of every facilitator’s book collection! This hands-on book is perfect for any group wanting to get…

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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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NSU Rookie Bridge Camp Training 3/27/2011

April 1st, 2011

Rookie Bridge Camp. It is one of my favorite things that Northeastern State University has to offer…a volunteer driven two-day camp for incoming students that helps acclimate freshmen to campus life through games, skongs, small groups, and of course, a great float down the beautiful Illinois River. I experienced RBC as an incoming freshmen in…

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Creative Ways to Line-Up a Group

March 29th, 2011

A group line up is a must-have in a facilitator’s “bag of activities.” When used properly it is an effective and in what order! This can be done propless or with props, it just depends on your time, room size and are decks of cards, pieces of paper with numbers on them, or Project Adventure Keypunch…

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