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Today is the first-ever International Day of Play

Today – Tue 11 June 2024 – has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to be the first-ever International Day of Play 🙂…

Today is the first-ever International Day of Play

Today – Tue 11 June 2024 – has been proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to be the first-ever International Day of Play 🙂…

What Are The Best Icebreaker Questions?

Are you tired of asking icebreaker questions that trigger eye rolls, groans or yawns? Did you know there’s both an art and a science to…

5 Fun Team Building Activities You Can Do At Work

The research and evidence are clear – the more comfortable people feel in their workplace, the happier and more productive they can be. To this…

Top 20 Interactive Games for Groups

One of the most popular sessions I deliver at conferences all over the world features the presentation of the Top 20 Interactive Group Games and…

Top 10 x Ice Breaker Activities (as voted by 4,500 leaders)

Not all ice breaker activities are created equal. If you’re looking for icebreaker activities that won’t cause your team to groan, yawn or roll their…

Icebreakers for Large Groups

How do you break the ice with a large group? If this is a question that has passed through your mind at some point, you’re…

Top 7 Activities That Leave Groups On A High

Are you looking for activities that purposefully pump up your group and leave them feeling on a high? In this article, you will learn a…

Where Trainers Get Their Gear

Are you seeking props and resources to equip your training & professional development programs? Take a look at Trainers Warehouse. There, you’ll find an incredible array…

Powerful Reflection Matrix: What Does It Look, Sound & Feel Like?

The KISS principle (keep it simple, stupid) suggests that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complicated; therefore, simplicity should…

Icebreakers for Students – Gotcha Energiser

I know this post is titled ‘icebreakers for students,’ but honestly, the activity I’m about to share with you WILL WORK with any group you…

5 Non-Traditional Icebreaker Games for Small Groups

Following last week’s post, here are some non-traditional icebreaker games for small groups that are super fun and unlikely to provoke your participants’ eye-rolls or…

Icebreaker Games for Small Groups

Have you noticed that most icebreakers seem to be designed for large groups, ie groups of 20 or more people? In this post, you will…

NEW – Connectiles 2 Team Puzzle

The original Connectiles team puzzle is one of playmeo’s most popular teambuilding activities. A colourful and fun team puzzle featuring more than 80 clues, it…

Top 60 Facilitator Tips & Strategies

Whether you’re a new or experienced program leader, there are always lots of questions. Indeed, as I look back over the course of my 34+…

Free Instructions for 530+ Icebreakers, Energisers & Teambuilding Activities

We all love something for free. So, if you’re looking for step-by-step instructions to lead 100s of icebreakers, energisers and teambuilding activities that cost you…

3 x Fun Home Group Activities

This article strikes at the heart of one of the most common uses of interactive group games & activities – designing a program that will…

2 x Quick & Easy Icebreakers for Meetings

Continuing the series of videos I have produced with good friend and colleague Chad Littlefield, this week’s post highlights two of our all-time favourite icebreakers…

Why Playing Group Games & Activities Is Valuable: Use Case #1

Have you wondered – or perhaps even been pushed to explain – why playing group games & activities can be useful? This post is all…

What Are The Best Teambuilding Activities?

Ah, this is such a great question that I have been asked countless times throughout my career. “Hey Mark, tell me, what do you think…

Games to Welcome Students Back to School

Returning to school can be an anxious time for many students (and teachers.) In this article, you will learn some of the most effective group…

Energisers for Large Groups

In just a few moments, you’ll learn some of my all-time favourite energisers for large groups.   Context First   Picture this. You’re standing in…

NEW – playmeo + We&Me Video Series

Announcing the latest collaboration between playmeo and We&Me. Chad Littlefield and Mark Collard (me) have teamed up this year to produce dozens of videos that…

Inclusive Ways to Address People & Groups

This is not a pitch for political correctness. It’s about respect. I want to share with you a few simple, practical ways I have learned…

Happy Holidays 2023

This is just a quick note to thank you and wish you all the best for this holiday season, no matter how you celebrate this…

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