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How to Encourage People Who Don’t or Won’t Want to Play

Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’m afraid that some of the people in my team won’t want to play. What do I do?…

How to Encourage People Who Don’t or Won’t Want to Play

Have you ever asked yourself this question? I’m afraid that some of the people in my team won’t want to play. What do I do?…

Fun 30-Minute Get-To-Know-You Session

Across the southern hemisphere, millions of schoolchildren are returning to school soon, not to mention just as many adults returning to work. In many cases,…

New SEL Courses

Suppose you’re interested in learning more and developing your skills to introduce social-emotional learning (SEL) programs into your curriculum. In that case, you may like…

How Was Your Break? Urghhh… How To Make Questions More Interesting

Hey folks, welcome to the new year. It’s great to be back in the writer’s chair after a couple of weeks off. So, how was…

Best Wishes for the Festive Season

Hey folks, As we approach this festive season, this is just a quick note to say how much I appreciate your support. Your support, especially…

New Expanded ‘Number of People’ Filter

We’re excited to announce a useful expansion of our activity search filters. Now, when you are searching for specific activities that suit a particular group…

Most Popular Blog Posts 2022

If you’re new to playmeo, or have just been too busy to absorb all of our content this year, this post will save you a…

Framing is Everything

A conversation that was sparked during a recent 1:1 live support session focused on the importance and value of framing our group’s experiences. In the…

Brand New Activities

Wow, I’ve been so busy I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 months since I uploaded a new activity to the database. Now, to be…

Still Leading Virtual Team-Building Programs?

It may seem to many of us that the pandemic is over, but clearly, there are many programs where certain safety precautions are still being…

Know Your Why

Many of you will be familiar with the work of Simon Sinek, leadership expert and TED Speaker. Indeed, it was his phenomenal TED Talk How…

Fun 60-Minute Team-Building Program

When I first started as an experiential educator, one of the most powerful ways to learn was to emulate the program delivery models of some…

The Carbon Generation

While this post may seem like a big departure from the typical focus of this blog, I assure you there is a strong connection. They…

Radio Silence?

Folks, I apologise for the apparent radio silence from me these past couple of weeks. I’m not looking for sympathy, but I share this news…

Try This Fun Exercise to Inspire Different Perspectives

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of being MC (a Master of Ceremonies) to guide the proceedings of the national conference of outdoor educators…

Latest Activity Uploads

Looking back, I can see that it’s been many months since I offered a quick overview of the latest fun group games & activities that…

Why Do (Some) Icebreakers Fail to Break the Ice?

I cringe every time I see this happen. You’ve sat patiently in a room filled with a bunch of strangers, making idle small talk where…

My Favourite Group Decision-Making Exercise

Every group problem-solving activity affords ample opportunities for a group to make decisions, eg What idea to run with, Who goes first, What to do…

Walking Is Controlled Falling

Earlier this week, I came across the words of organisational psychologist and author Adam Grant: “Feeling unsteady is not a sign of instability. It’s often…

Super-Fun, Non-Traditional Energisers & Ice-Breakers

Members often ask me to list or describe my favourite Go-To activities for various program settings and objectives. And of these, one of the most…

Facilitating Experiential Learning Online

I think for many experiential educators, the COVID19 pandemic caused a seismic shift in their understanding of how experiential learning could be delivered in a…

NEW – Community Learning Space

It’s here. We are so excited to announce that playmeo’s new community learning space is live and open. Click on the COMMUNITY tab located in…

Lead with a Dash of Play: Podcast

If you like to consume fresh content via a Podcast, I’d love to introduce you to a brand new Podcast series called Lead with a…

What To Do With 40 People Arriving Slowly Over 20 Minutes?

A member wrote to me this week to ask: What ‘unofficial start’ ideas do you have to occupy a group of 40 students who arrive…

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