One of the best ways to maintain attention & improve focus is to re-energise your group.


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.


Essential Characteristics of Great Energisers

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:

  • Fun and laughter is a major component;
  • Lots of non-threatening interaction;
  • A focus on effort / trying rather than success / failure;
  • Minimal verbal and decision-making skills; and
  • 10 seconds to 10 minutes of play.

If you’re looking for high-energy activities, take a look at our list of running and tag games.


Activity Ideas Which Quickly Re-Energise People

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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