Category: Energizers

Gallery Walk – A Creative Way to Make Meetings More Fun

Meetings, meetings, meetings. Meetings get a bad rap. They are both a blessing and a curse. We meet because we need to develop, process, or disseminate information but often that doesn't happen. Typically they get drudged into the minutiae of agendas and politics and all things that are wrong with meetings. It doesn't have to [...]

3 Ways to Engage Students Who Won’t Participate (And How to Keep Them Engaged Once You Do!)

Bored. Uninspired. Disheartened. You've met these types of students and you know they aren't bad students. They are just students who haven't been reached...yet. One of the toughest tasks we face as teachers, leaders, counselors, advisors, or even parents is to get the disengaged to become engaged with learning. Students are more distracted than ever. [...]

Eyeball Tag

Eyeball Tag Not all tag games are equal, and Eyeball Tag is my all-time favorite. This game does not need athletic prowess and quick hands to be successful, but rather great timing mixed with courage and bravery. Number of Participants: 5-25 Time:  5-10 minutes Activity Level:  Moderate Props:  Chairs Objective: To make eye contact with […]

Tweener

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, and versatile activity that can be used as a name game, icebreaker, energizer, a debrief, or for just plain FUNN (Fundamental Understanding Not […]

Fast Alphabet

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. […]

Wooshball

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 even scholarships! Each group session started off generally the same…a tired group of high school students meandered into the room […]