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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…

Back-To-School Activity Ideas that Help Students Reconnect

Over the next month or two, tens of millions of students will return to classes across the northern hemisphere. Summer is a long break, but…

Kintsukuroi & How Groups Can Celebrate Failure

There’s an ancient Japanese philosophy that, I think, is particularly pertinent for many groups that are experiencing growing pains. You know, those groups that don’t…

Less is More

It seems like a weird thing to say, but less is more. Counterintuitive, right? I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before, and I think most…

Ten Years Young

Today, the 12th of July is the 10th anniversary of playmeo.com. As the founder and developer of this ever-expanding online activity database, ten years seem…

4+ Activities to Explore Unconscious Bias

Do you know this story? A man and his son are driving in a car one day when they get into a fatal accident. The…

Mid-Year Activity Update

For a while there, I managed to give you, dear reader, a monthly glimpse of the latest and greatest activity ideas that had just been…