GAMES & ENERGISERS
Check out this file for LOTS of easy, fun games you can use in workshops.
Do these interesting tests to find out your learner and intelligence types.
Find out things about yourself YOU never knew!
Brain games to make you SMARTER!
This exercise helps improve blood flow to the brain to "switch on" the entire brain before a lesson begins. The increased blood flow helps improve concentration skills required for reading, writing, etc.
1 - Put one hand so that there is as wide a space as possible between the thumb and index finger.
2 - Place your index and thumb into the slight indentations below the collar bone on each side of the sternum. Press lightly in a pulsing manner.
3 - At the same time put the other hand over the navel area of the stomach. Gently press on these points for about 2 minutes.
This exercise helps coordinate right and left brain by exercising the information flow between the two hemispheres. It is useful for spelling, writing, listening, reading and comprehension.
1 - Stand or sit. Put the right hand across the body to the left knee as you raise it, and then do the same thing for the left hand on the right knee just as if you were marching.
2 - Just do this either sitting or standing for about 2 minutes.
This works well for nerves before a test or special event such as making a speech. Any situation which will cause nervousness calls for a few "hook ups" to calm the mind and improve concentration.
- Stand or sit. Cross the right leg over the left at the ankles.
- Take your right wrist and cross it over the left wrist and link up the fingers so that the right wrist is on top.
- Bend the elbows out and gently turn the fingers in towards the body until they rest on the sternum (breast bone) in the center of the chest. Stay in this position.
- Keep the ankles crossed and the wrists crossed and then breathe evenly in this position for a few minutes. You will be noticeably calmer after that time.
HUMAN SCAVENGER HUNT
The paper will have a series of questions on it (in a bingo format - in squares). Participants are required to find another participant who can answer “yes” to a question. They must have that person sign their name within the square. The object is to meet as many people as you can, and fill a “BINGO!” (A complete line either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) You can only use each participant once. Note: The center circle should be a freebie. Here are some samples:
- Knows their zodiac sign
- From a northern state
- Knows when Martin Luther King’s birthday is
- Member of a sorority or fraternity
- Has been a competitive athlete
- Has traveled abroad
- Knows how to polka
TOILET PAPER GAME
Get a roll of toilet paper and explain to your group that they are going camping and need to take as much toilet paper as they think they may need for a three day trip. Once everyone has an ample supply, explain to the group that for every square in their possession, they must share something about themselves. NOTE: If anyone knows the activity, ask them not to give away the secret under any circumstances.
TRUTH, TRUTH, LIE
Give the group some time to write down two things about themselves that are true, and one thing that is a “lie.” Each group member will then share these facts about themselves and the rest of the group has to figure out which “fact” is actually a “lie.”