Woman clapping her hands above her head in game of One-Two-Three


Simple partner exercise to trigger bursts of laughter.

  • Very playful & fun
  • Fosters critical thinking
  • Invites collaboration
  • Partner activity
  • No props

Step-by-Step Instructions

Video Tutorial

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Have you played this activity? What worked, what didn't work? What type of group? Do you have useful advice for other users? Do you know a fun variation?

Comments (6)

    • Mark

      Mary, you will LOVE this one. A classic partner that I could just imagine the likes of Karl Rohnke pulling out frequently to invite his groups to play and laugh.

  1. jeWElle de Mesa

    finally used this as a synthesis activity – on the last day of a 3 day workshop. first two days had lots of sharing about what participants called ‘mistakes’, or finding opportunities to doing things differently.

    so the framing was ‘how do we look at mistakes? what comes up when we or others make mistakes? one of the learning/applications questions was: what are opportunities to help manage these situations?

    i thought it worked well – people were laughing harrrrrd, sharing insights, identifying future scenarios. this was one of 4 activities to end the 3-hour afternoon session. (along with group juggle – 3 levels, appreciation/affirmation, gift giving connections [like group juggle with a string])


    • Mark

      Terrific stuff JeWElle, I’m so glad you gave this go. It is one of my all-time faves. Thanks for sharing.

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