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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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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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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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Not The Same Name Game Book

January 24th, 2013

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 to know each other better. Add it to your digital library by clicking the “Add to Cart button below!” Name games are not limited to the ropes course, classroom or birthday…

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