Group games and activities are one of the most powerful (and attractive) ways to invite your group to interact and share.
These experiences are often simple and fun, so they are ideal for attracting the attention and full participation of your group.
In recent decades, research has shown that the most successful programs in the world are those which intentionally build and develop positive, trusting and healthy relationships.
The key here is intentionality. Simply throwing a group together in a room and expecting them to get along is tantamount to disaster. Yet, sadly, this is often the default mindset of many program leaders.
Focus your program intentions on building connections among the members of your group, before you launch into the delivery of your content, no matter what that content is. Invitations to interact and share may be met with initial resistance, but if presented in a fun, non-threatening manner, you can expect your group to quickly respond.
Almost without exception, groups remark that they feel positively refreshed and energised soon after a participating in a series of, often, brief experiences in which people are invited to play, interact and share.
A classroom, training room or conference auditorium filled with warmth and energy is a wonderful experience for everyone. Trust is developed slowly, and before long people are interacting in ways that would not have been possible without your invitation.
The images below provide links to a sample of outrageously fun and highly-interactive group activities, all of which are drawn from playmeo’s online activity database.
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Interactive strategy to help groups make decisions.
Energetic initiative to challenge critical thinking skills.
Hilarious energiser ideal for crowded auditoriums.
Active game to inspire good listening & reflex skills.
Trust exercise that focuses on inclusion & diversity.
Series of questions which help identify difference.
Series of fun, engaging & random ways to mix people.
Classic team puzzle that focuses on critical thinking.
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