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The Physical Movement

playmeo collaborates with many partners all over the world. From time to time, in the spirit of adding value, I invite some of them to…

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Pachelbel’s Chicken

Happy new year. Here’s a fun little video that I’m sure will add a smile to your day. If you’re not into classical music, don’t…

Ubuntu hidden clues and cards

Ubuntu Hidden Clues

I love using Ubuntu Cards with groups. I’ve been using them for 6 or 7 years now, and they probably feature in most of my…

Back to Back reflection activity

Quick Reflection Tip & Attention-Grabber

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares one of the most useful, quick-sharing strategies for grabbing the attention of a restless group of people. This exercise…

Connectiles laminated set team-building puzzle

Connectiles – New Team-Building Puzzle

playmeo is excited to announce the release of its latest team-building puzzle – Connectiles. Connectiles is a colourful and fun team puzzle featuring more than…

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Top 10 Interactive Group Games

One of the most popular sessions I deliver at conferences all over the world features the presentation of the Top 10 Interactive Group Games and…

School children in back to school classroom setting, with two types of students, wondering how to start the new school year. Photo credit: Megan Soule

Back To School Program Templates

Starting school can be a fun, yet stressful time for students and teachers alike. New schools, new people, new routines, etc. It is also a…

Xmas lights on outside building to reflect Feliz Navidad song with actions. Photo credit: Bob Ricca

Moving to Feliz Navidad

Good friend, playmeo subscriber and exceptional PE (physical education) teacher, Sean de Morton, passed this gem along to me. Sean presented it to his primary…

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Great Example of Teamwork by Students

Click on the link below to view a quick video (opens new tab) and witness a well-oiled machine at work. Awesome teamwork of students skipping rope if…

Three hands depicting rock-paper-scissors variation

Rock-Paper-Scissors Variation

Check out these two ladies as they battle it out for Rock Paper Scissors supremacy, but … with a twist. I love the concept of…

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Mousetrap Dominoes

Last week, I attended the annual ACCT (Assoc of Challenge Course Technology) conference just out of Austin Texas, USA. What a treat to mix, share…

Leaning Tower of Pisa reflecting Leaning Tower of feetza contest. Photo credit: Marco Ceschi

And the #feetzaring Winner is…

There were many wonderful entries to the Leaning Tower of Feetza contest, but very few which only used 5 pairs of shoes. The winner, standing…

Leaning Tower of Pisa reflecting Leaning Tower of feetza contest. Photo credit: Marco Ceschi

The Leaning Tower of Feetza Contest

One of the quickest and funnest group initiatives I know is The Leaning Tower of Feetza. All this week, we are running a contest to award…

School girl writing at desk, reflecting different learning styles. Photo credit: Pan Xioazhen

Debriefing via Learning Styles

It is no secret that we all learn in different ways.  Wouldn’t it also make sense that we process experiences in different ways as well?…

Hands raised in air as part of Have You Ever variation

Have You Ever? Variation

This Have You Ever variation is shared by my good friend Jim Schoel, long time Project Adventure colleague and author of Islands of Healing, Exploring Islands…

musical co-operation by groups of young people on swings

An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Just when you think you’ve seen it all… along comes this magical and hypnotic giant public instrument made up of 21 swings which inspires a…