Energisers are simple, fun activities which help to raise the ‘energy’ of your group, often sparking much-needed focus & attention for a given project or task.
Energiser games for training provide an opportunity for group members to ‘get the blood moving’ and often include time-fillers, co-operative games and non-traditional warm-ups and stretches (which may also happen to develop balance, confidence and co-ordination skills.)
Much like ice-breakers and get-to-know-you games, energising warm-up activities provide the perfect mechanism to help your group to feel more comfortable with one another. Even if your group know one another very well, it’s always a good idea to punctuate your program with a few laughs.
Some of the simplest and quickest activities to boost the energy of your group last only 30 seconds and can be played in pairs and small groups, while other activities may involve your whole group for 5 to 10 minutes.
Essential Characteristics of Great Energisers
To be effective, energiser games for training should aim to feature:
- Fun and laughter as a major component;
- Lots of non-threatening interaction among group members;
- A focus on effort / trying rather than success / failure;
- Minimal verbal and decision-making skills; and
- 1 to 10 minutes of play.
If you’re looking for high-energy activities, take a look at our list of running and tag games.
Energisers, Warm-Up Games & Stretches
The images below provide links to a sample of really simple, fun energiser games for training which are drawn from playmeo’s massive activity database.
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