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Icebreakers for Students – Gotcha Energiser

I know this post is titled ‘icebreakers for students,’ but honestly, the activity I’m about to share with you WILL WORK with any group you…

Icebreakers for Students – Gotcha Energiser

I know this post is titled ‘icebreakers for students,’ but honestly, the activity I’m about to share with you WILL WORK with any group you…

5 Non-Traditional Icebreaker Games for Small Groups

Following last week’s post, here are some non-traditional icebreaker games for small groups that are super fun and unlikely to provoke your participants’ eye-rolls or…

Icebreaker Games for Small Groups

Have you noticed that most icebreakers seem to be designed for large groups, ie groups of 20 or more people? In this post, you will…

NEW – Connectiles 2 Team Puzzle

The original Connectiles team puzzle is one of playmeo’s most popular teambuilding activities. A colourful and fun team puzzle featuring more than 80 clues, it…

3 x Fun Home Group Activities

This article strikes at the heart of one of the most common uses of interactive group games & activities – designing a program that will…

2 x Quick & Easy Icebreakers for Meetings

Continuing the series of videos I have produced with good friend and colleague Chad Littlefield, this week’s post highlights two of our all-time favourite icebreakers…

What Are The Best Teambuilding Activities?

Ah, this is such a great question that I have been asked countless times throughout my career. “Hey Mark, tell me, what do you think…

Games to Welcome Students Back to School

Returning to school can be an anxious time for many students (and teachers.) In this article, you will learn some of the most effective group…

Energisers for Large Groups

In just a few moments, you’ll learn some of my all-time favourite energisers for large groups.   Context First   Picture this. You’re standing in…

How To Break a Group of 200 People into 9 Smaller Teams

This week, we turn to a common problem many leaders encounter when working with large groups. As recently described by a playmeo member: How can…

Latest Activities to Help People Connect & Have Fun

Sitting in an airplane for a couple of days is the kind of motivation (and space) I crave to write. And in the past 2…

10 Easy Brain Breaks for Restless People

While I’m not a big fan of the phrase ‘brain breaks’ they are a powerful way to energise your group and refresh their attention. Brain…

Best Back-to-School Programs for Class of 2023

Almost like clockwork, as the northern hemisphere wakes up from a long, lazy summer, I notice a big jump in user enquiries, not to mention…

Icebreakers that Shy & Introverted People Don’t Mind Playing

From the outside looking in, it would appear to most people that many experiential programs featuring activities such as icebreakers, energisers, trust exercises and teambuilding…

The Blob Tree

As I often say, too much fun is never enough. I also believe you can never have too many activity ideas or tools to invite…

Quick & Fun Energisers that Work with 12 to 100 People

We’ve all seen the signs. People sitting back further in their seats. Droopy eyes, occasional yawns. Fidgeting. Or, you simply need something to lift the…

Fun & Meaningful Farewell or Closing Activities

We are all aware of the impact of making a good first impression. The same can also be said of the impact of how we…

Super Fun Get-To-Know-You Program for 30 People

If I were to survey a group of ten program leaders, I would estimate that all 10 of them would be eager to learn new…

NEW – Latest Activity Uploads

Every month or so, I like to bring you, dear reader, up to date with the latest activity uploads to our online activity database. The…

Outrageously Fun Community-Building Games for 30+ People

The best times I can recall as a member of my local youth group were the outrageously fun games we played during many of our…

Top 3 Activities to Explore Conflict Resolution

Some people confuse the absence of conflict as part of the ideals of a high-performance team, but it is not. In the words of M…

Activity Ideas for Young Children

A common question from teachers and group leaders is to know how they can filter all of the content in playmeo’s activity database based on…

The Best Conference Energisers for 100+ People

When I think of conferences, I think of at least two potentially crushing pinch points in terms of audience engagement: Starting on time – this…

Site v Central – A Powerful Way to Frame Your Group Initiatives

One of the most powerful frameworks I encountered when I was first learning adventure programming was “site versus central.” At first glance, this may not…