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Art Exercise: Cooperative Sculpture

Art Exercise: Cooperative Sculpture
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Art

Article Rating:::: 111 Ratings :::: Monday, June 17, 2013

This exercise helps delegates work together to create a sculpture out of clay. It is ideal for classes on ceramics hand building with clay but it can also be used for a fun team building activity.

This is also a very useful exercise for creativity as it is relatively fast paced. Delegates have little time to get carried away with too much detail on any specific work and so are forced to express their creativity in a focused and meaningful way.

You can use this at the beginning of a multi-day class on making sculptures to break the ice and get people to become more comfortable with each other.

In this exercise, delegates contribute to each other’s design sequentially and everyone participates in the creation of all sculptures.

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Communication Skills Exercises for Kids

Communication Skills Exercises for Kids
Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Telephone Skills, Giving Feedback, Illustration

Article Rating:::: 91 Ratings :::: Monday, May 27, 2013

Knowing how to communicate well with others is an essential skill.

Here, you will be introduced to several communication skills exercises suitable for kids and young adults. The way you run these exercises highly depends on the age of your audience so you will need to adjust them as necessary.

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Storytelling Exercise for Kids: Get Inspired by a Comic

Storytelling Exercise for Kids: Get Inspired by a Comic
Exercises, Communication Skills, Exercises for Kids, Storytelling

Article Rating:::: 85 Ratings :::: Monday, May 6, 2013

Children love stories. It is well-known that they learn a lot by listening to well-crafted stories. They can easily associate with various characters and follow the interactions in the story. To boost their creativity you can get children to make stories too. However, starting from a blank page can be daunting. If you just tell a child that it is now his turn to tell you a story, he is unlikely to be able to come up with one.

You will first need to set up the scene and warm the children up. Here is how you can do this.

First you need to get the children excited before getting them to think of making a story. You can also give them visual content so they don’t have to start from a blank page and have something to fall back to. This exercise helps you to do both of these.

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Cooperation Exercise: Wear a Bandana

Cooperation Exercise: Wear a Bandana
Games, Exercises, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Persuasion Skills

Article Rating:::: 82 Ratings :::: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This is a fun and entertaining team training exercise that helps you cover many topics such as team coordination, self-organisation, leadership, teamwork and cooperative behaviour while achieving a given goal quickly and efficiently.

Teams are assigned to wear a bandana in a way that it is different from other groups. The first group that does this successfully wins. The pressure to wear the bandana uniquely but quickly leads to complexities similar to those found when engaged in real-life projects. The time pressure helps to increase tension and stress so teams can practice working under pressure while achieving a goal.

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Magic Trick: Show off Your Telepathic Powers

Magic Trick: Show off Your Telepathic Powers
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Attention and Focus

Article Rating:::: 87 Ratings :::: Monday, April 29, 2013

This exercise is ideal for teams with new additions to them. Sometimes it takes a while for teams to get used to their new members and the same is true for the new addition. Joining an already existing team of people can be intimidating. This exercise helps bringing all team members, old and new together by providing them with a shared experience.

Ask the delegates a question related to the content of the course that generates a number of options. Write these suggested options on a flipchart and number them from 1 to N. Next, state that you want to demonstrate your telepathic skills.

Expect disbelief…

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Icebreaker: Who Do You Like to Have Dinner With?

Icebreaker: Who Do You Like to Have Dinner With?
Exercises, Icebreakers, Exercises for Kids, Motivation, Goal Setting, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 69 Ratings :::: Monday, February 25, 2013

This is a very effective yet simple icebreaker. Delegates get to choose a contemporary or historical figure and share their choice with the class. These choices will help everyone to get to know each other better. In addition, it also helps the trainer to know the delegates better and use this knowledge during the course to tailor the training.

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Team Building Exercise: You Can’t Touch My Palm

Team Building Exercise: You Can’t Touch My Palm
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Large Group, Attention and Focus

Article Rating:::: 87 Ratings :::: Monday, January 14, 2013

This is a fun activity that requires concentration and focus. It is ideal as a team building exercise or as an icebreaker to make people feel more comfortable with each other.

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Motivation Exercise: The Power of Colours

Motivation Exercise: The Power of Colours
Exercises, Exercises for Kids, Motivation, Stress Management

Article Rating:::: 111 Ratings :::: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Colour can change the mood. In this exercise you will immerse the delegates in various colours and encourage them to see the effect of each colour on their mood. You can then discuss various uses of colours either in the environment or when used in products, advertisements or in other content.

You can also combine this exercise with other training activities, so that while delegates are going through a particular exercise, they are immersed in certain colours. You can then address various topics all in one exercise.

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Icebreaker: What do you Like?

Icebreaker: What do you Like?
Exercises, Icebreakers, Exercises for Kids, Goal Setting, Self-esteem

Article Rating:::: 263 Ratings :::: Monday, December 31, 2012

In this icebreaker, your aim is to help the delegates get to know each other more by answering a set of preselected questions. You have total control over the questions which allows you to customise the icebreaker based on your needs and your course. For example, you can bias the questions for a course on goal setting or self-esteem to get to know the delegates better and understand how they think. This can be useful later when you go through the course.

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Icebreaker: Choose A or B

Icebreaker: Choose A or B
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Exercises for Kids, Personal Impact

Article Rating:::: 64 Ratings :::: Monday, November 12, 2012

Use this icebreaker to encourage delegates to share information with each other about their likes and dislikes. The format of the activity give this exercise a structure so no time is lost wondering what to say or what not to include. You can carefully design the structure by choosing the right questions to bias the activity towards a direction of your choice.

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