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New Health & Wellness Activities To Try

With each passing week, playmeo has been busy uploading many new activities, particularly those with a health & wellness and SEL (social-emotional learning) focus. If…

new health & wellness activities

New Health & Wellness Activities To Try

With each passing week, playmeo has been busy uploading many new activities, particularly those with a health & wellness and SEL (social-emotional learning) focus. If…

Woman attending Facilitating Experiential Learning Online workshop

How To Bring Experiential Learning Online

Bringing Experiential Learning Online is Easier than you Think   We’ve lived with the global pandemic and remote work for more than a year now….

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4 Quick Tips to Improve Online Delivery

Do you present or lead sessions online? Do you have 2 minutes to digest four quick tips to help you ramp up the engagement of…

Illustration of One-Line Electric Fence, one of our activity uploads

Latest Activity Uploads

playmeo was busy sharing a bunch of new group games & activities last month. In case you missed them, I want to tell you about…

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Creating Psychological Safety: Free Webinar

In 2012, Google did extensive research to identify and evaluate the key factors that make great teams successful. Based on the findings of Project Aristotle,…

Kolb Educator Role Profile

What’s the Difference Between a Trainer & Facilitator?

Do you describe yourself as a facilitator, trainer, coach, educator, something else? We’ve seen many experiential educators have a difficult time defining themselves, their role,…

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The Power of LEGO Bricks

In today’s Learning Pod session, a small group of playmeo members turned up to connect, share and lean into a bunch of exciting programming questions….

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How Do I Sequence My Activities?

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m creating a team building program for summer camp. I understand how to run each activity but I don’t know…

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12 Virtual Group Games with No Video

For many of us, adapting our existing programs during the pandemic to suit a virtual audience has been a challenge. Worse, when the group we…

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Top Activity Uploads for May 2021

There have been a bunch of new activities uploaded to playmeo’s online activity database this past month. Here are two that I think you and…

KELP - self-reflection tool by IFEL

Understand How You Learn & Teach These Insights To Others

When you consider that learning is the major process by which you navigate life, learning how to do this well becomes an essential condition to…

We Connect cards pose some of the best icebreaker questions

What Are The Best Icebreaker Questions?

Imagine a speed dating event. Two concentric circles of seats, set up with half the group seated on the inner circle while the folks in…

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5 Essential Tools To Help Groups Thrive

“A tradesman is only as good as their tools.” – author unknown A carpenter looks at a piece of lumber and can see a finely…

Control the Room podcast discussing the Essence of Play

The Essence of Play, A Masterful Art: Podcast

Here’s an invitation to lean into a recent conversation I had with Douglas Ferguson, host of the Control the Room podcast, in which we discussed…

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24 of the Best Small Group Games & Activities

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m designing a leadership program of games & team-building exercises for small groups of only 4-5 students. I find it…

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Our #1 Summer Camp Water Game

I led a camp in North Carolina for 8 summers that catered for close to 800 boys and girls. These were some of the best…

Woman sitting in dark with zoom fatigue. Credit Niklas Hamann

How To Beat Zoom Fatigue

With so many of our experiential programs venturing into the online or virtual world over the past year, it is clear that zoom fatigue is…

Father & child programs on the beach at sunset. Credit Emotionary App

Looking for Father & Child Program Ideas?

A playmeo member recently asked: I’m running a multi-day program for fathers & their adolescent child. Do you have any go-to activities that work for…

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How To Give Positive Feedback

There is a lot of literature out there that describes how to give positive feedback to others. But, I just learned something about this process…

Gazing at a crystal ball to see trends for 2021

Leading Interactive Group Games & Activities into 2021

After a year like no other, if you could hold a crystal ball and look into the future, what do you think you might see…

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Mimeograph – Fun Pattern-Finding Group Initiative

My friends at High 5 Adventure Learning Centre introduced me to this awesome group initiative 5 years ago and it’s become a staple of my…

Lotus flower in pond reflecting new wellness programming attributes of playmeo

New Health & Wellness Programming Attributes

As much as this update has been on the cards for a while, I am also pleased to say that we have received overwhelming support…

Mark leading the Trust Fall or Fall from Height group initiative

Trust Fall or Fall from Height?

One of the most vivid memories that many participants of a challenge ropes course report are their experiences with the Trust Fall activity. The Trust…

Storyteller Bernadette Jiwa as featured in her Story Skills Workshop

Become a Better Storyteller

Do you want to become a better storyteller? Stories are the way we change minds and win hearts, and telling stories with more skill and…