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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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

8 Activity Ideas that Explore Organisational Change

Most weeks, a lot of my time is spent corresponding and/or chatting with playmeo members all over the world helping them solve problems and search…

7 Attention-Getting Ideas Without Raising Your Voice

One of the first things I learned about working with groups, especially large groups outdoors, was the need to look after my voice. Simply raising…

New Group Activity Ideas

We are always so excited to share the latest and greatest activity ideas with our members and users as soon as we upload them. Yet,…

What Non-Verbal Activities Do I Know?

There are many group leaders who are challenged to include and value the contribution of people who do not speak and/or understand the native language,…

Album Cover Art Reflection: An Example

There is nothing more powerful than an example. Or, as my son would say, “in real life.” One of my favourite art reflection activities is…

Daily Dedications

Ten days ago I wrote about two important tasks teachers should focus on at the beginning of a new school year. One of these tasks…

Highlighting Our Newest Activities

It’s been a few months since we featured the release of our newest activities that have swelled our ever-expanding online database. As you may have…

Games with an Environmental / Sustainability Theme

Experiential learning is a methodology, not a subject, so when I see it applied across a school’s curriculum, I get particularly excited. That is to…

October Activity Uploads

playmeo is staring down its target of 500+ activities uploaded to its online database by the end of the year. We have just 12 more…

Have You Ever: Switch Seats with Empathy

Kudos to the High 5 Adventure Learning team for sharing a wonderfully inclusive version of the classic Have You Ever? game in their latest newsletter….

4 Inspiring TED Talks to Welcome the New School Year

I’ve been an avid watcher of TED Talks for many years. I treat them like tiny morsels of nutrition to feed and inspire my day…

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…

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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