Action Games8 with Hands, 6 with Legs
In the sitting posture, make participants write the numbers in the air, number 8 using hand, number 6 using leg, at the same time.
|Games without Props Examples|
A group of participants perform 5 (or 10-15) dance steps, all at once, without slip-up. The more dance steps the team performs in groups, the winner.
|Games without Props - Group Dance|
Write a Statement with Leg
A writes a statement with one leg, one leg on ground the other on air, the team have to find the statement.
|Games without Props|
Simply make participants walk, run, jump backwards
|Games without Props- walk Backwards|
Who Changed their voice?
Except one team member, Mr.A, rest of the team stands in circle, hands around each other, bowing down, at a sign, one of them in the circle says, "How are you Mr.A?" by changing the voice. Mr.A have to recognize the person and say, "I'm fine, Mr/Ms.______? Mr.A wins if all the names are guessed correctly.
|Games without Equipment - Examples|
Slap on Face but Don't
A takes his/her hand close to B, like slapping, close to 5 inch away from B, and B should not blink. Practice. Practice, Practice
|Games without props|
Four Actions on Face
A does some 4 different action on B's face, pinch the nose, ears, slap softly and so on.
Looking at Each other without Laughing/smiling
Trust me, it is quite difficult
keep right and left fingers joined and separting them one by one to about 4 inches. it is very difficult to separate ring finger
Join the left fingers with right by closing your eyes
Guess the number of steps
Simply ask participants to guess the number of steps it could take from one point to another. after guessing, walk along to see who took the right guess
Change the hair style of someone
|Team Activities that doesn't require anything|
Pair Standing on Each Other
|Team Building Activities without Materials/Props|
Hold the Leg to Last
A holds the leg of B till the destination without touching each other other than the leg with the shortest duration possible.
|Games without props|
Arms on Shoulder
Let the tip of your thumb finger touch the third line of your pinky (baby finger), now with this position, take your arm performing this action to the shoulder. Without lifting that arm from the shoulder, relax and again, let the tip of your thumb finger touch the third line of your pinky (baby finger). It would be almost impossible.
|Training activities without props|
Clap Facing Back
Two people standing facing back to each other without touching each other clap each other.
Come up with several utilities using the teams' hands (see the image above)
|Make something using Hands|
|Watching eye to eye without blinking|
Get up sitting facing back- Make 2 people sit facing back to each other, holding hands, at a sign, they've to get up. Time it.
|Training Games without Equipment|
Handwrestling: A simple action game with on equipement required. Simply make,"A" and "B" opposite to each other, hold hands with their arms resting on either a table or ground. At a sign, both attempt to push the arm of the other to the ground. Here is the method
Stand on One Leg: Make a person/team to stand on leg, try making them, laugh, dance, jump, move from point to the other. By making a person stand on one leg, you come up with several innovative ideas to play this game.
|Games with No Equipment|
Stand on One Leg
|Games with No Equipment|
Group Stand on One Leg
SIX DIFFERENCES: 'A' Goes out, changes six physical features of appearance, team has to spot the difference.
Rise Up Together: Team sits in a circle with hands around each other's shoulders. At a sign, they all attempt to stand up with no one's hand touching the ground.
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Communication Skills Training Games
- Saying something without touching the lips and the team have find the word: words like pimples, peppers etc
- A says two and one lie, the team have to find out which of the three is a lie
- Simply ask people to guess each others names by asking around 10 questions before guessing
- Come up with couple of tongue twisters
- Ask the team to come up with 10 words having a,n,e, o,r,i, i,s,a or any random letters within 10 seconds.
- Group A forms a closed circle and speaks something by changing the voice, and group B have to find the person who changes his/her voice in group A
- Ask people to guess their previous birth by giving funny options: Monkey, Donkey and Pig
- Ask people to guess their com
- Sitting opposite to each other A mime like B, vice versa, both AB mime like facilitator
- Take a deep breadth, on a sign, say, "AAAAAAA" without breathing in as long as possible. the one who is able to do it for the longest time is the winner.
- Talking in native language for a minute or two without intervention of English language
|Sales, Customer Service|
Icebreaker Vs EnergizerAn icebreaker is conducted in order to break the ice among the audience so that they are familiar and comfortable with each other during a training program or a workshop whereas an energizer is conducted into order to bring energy among the audience. Generally, energizers are conducted post lunch in order to ensure the enthusiasm and excitement is ensured during a training session. You can energize the audience either physically or mentally by conducting activities and games.
A Professional Icebreaker will have a Debrief that includes Learning and Examples: Whether it is a facilitation of management skills, technical skills or soft skills, it is always worth spending time on debriefing and, in fact, participants will be glad to hear what they have learnt and will be amazed to know to reflect upon the learning while playing the corporate game. Besides using effective training methods and delivery tools, it is professional of facilitator to organize and structure the training games and activities, keeping the rules in place, planning allotment of time of each task, drafting the participants' learning. BREAD mnemonic is one of the facilitation mnemonics for a well planned training icebreaker activities and Energizers for facilitators.