Every activity featured in the playmeo library has been categorised by its most useful purpose (or type,) as described in the activity categories below.
Naturally, as most activities can be used for many purposes, this classification should only be regarded as a starting point in your planning. It is also possible to search by program outcome and theme.
Unique to playmeo, the design of every activity reflects a simple yet very powerful philosophy that will help you deliver a successful program every time.
Types of Activity Categories
Ice-Breakers & Get-To-Know-You Games
Group games and activities which invite your group to interact in a very fun, non-threatening, get-to-know-you manner. These activities, including many innovative name games, are guaranteed to ‘break the ice’ and generate lots of laughter. Click here for lots of ice-breaking examples.
Energisers, Warm-Ups & Stretches
Simple, fun activities which will ‘energise’ your group in no time. Includes time-fillers, cooperative and non-traditional warm-ups and stretches which develop balance, confidence and coordination skills. Click here to see many fun energisers.
Tag & Physical Education Games
Activities that are as useful as warm-up exercises as much as they generate lots of running around and physical exertion. Emphasis on healthy competition, but include some fantastic elimination games too. Click here for dozens of fun tag games.
Trust-Building Games & Exercises
Activities that invite your group to ‘stretch’ outside their comfort zones a little, with a view to developing critical interpersonal skills such as trust and healthy interaction. Ideally sequences alongside team-building activities to strengthen relationships. Click here to discover many trust-building games.
Team-Building & Problem-Solving Activities
Activities that involve whole-of-group participation, focusing on developing practical group problem-solving, leadership, communication and teamwork skills. Ideal for groups of young people and adults, new and existing teams. Click here for lots of wonderful team-building exercises.
Team-Building & Creative Thinking Puzzles
These interactive puzzles are specifically designed to invite people to think creatively and work together to solve a problem. Generally passive in nature, these fun activities offer many teachable moments. Click here to see a few team puzzle examples.
Fun, Interactive Community-Building Games
The most successful community-building games and activities are inclusive, interactive and 100% fun. Guaranteed to generate lots of laughter, and help you build and reinforce a strong sense of community. Ideal for large groups. Click here for dozens of fun games.
Debriefing, Reflection & Processing Activities
Practical strategies, ideas and activities which will assist you to process your group’s experience to facilitate their learning, growth and development. Emphasis on new and innovative ideas which inspire lots of teachable moments. Click here for lots of engaging debriefing ideas.
Challenge Ropes Course Activities
These are the most popular and frequently used low elements of a Challenge Ropes Course. As manufactured adventure programming activities, they are ideal for building team skills, confidence, trust and problem-solving abilities. Click here to see all low challenge course elements.