It’s long been understood that sitting for long periods of time is not good for our bodies. Nor is it useful for generating energy or sustaining long periods of concentration.
The body is designed to move and move frequently. Even small bursts of physical activity and movement, on regular occasions, can be sufficient to allow individuals and groups to remain focused for longer periods of time.
Some of the simplest and quickest activities to boost the energy of your group may last only 10 seconds and can be played in pairs and small groups, while other activities may involve your whole group for up to 10 minutes.
Energisers are sometimes referred to as brain breaks, minute movers, stretches and warm-up activities. No matter their name, they are ideal for generating lots of short, quick bursts of energy and, often plenty of laughter.
To effectively and quickly re-energise your group, consider activities which feature:
If you’re looking for high-energy activities, take a look at our list of running and tag games.
The images below provide links to a sample of really simple, fun energiser games which are drawn from playmeo’s activity database.
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Quick, energetic & dynamic tag game for small groups.
Hilarious energiser ideal for crowded auditoriums.
Active game to inspire good listening & reflex skills.
Series of fun, engaging & random ways to mix people.
Fun deck of cards to inspire team-building & creativity.
Fun, whole-of-group mathematical energiser.
Simple ice-breaker to connect group members to others.
Fun, high-energy tag game for pairs & large groups.
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