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Tuesday Tip: Something Fun!


End with something fun

 In previous tips, you’ve seen the reminder to end with something FUN. And by this point the team might be needing something more than a round of compliments. So here are some ideas of things to try.

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Bizarre Get to Know You Questions

Surprise them with very random questions like the following that help get their minds off of any frustrations. 

  • If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would that be? 
  • If you were an animal, what would you be and why? 
  • If you could have one superhero power, which power and why? 
  • If you could have any condiment magically come out of your finger by pressing your belly button, what condiment would that be? 
  • If you were to perform in a circus, what would you want to do? 

These are called “icebreakers” and you can find hundreds online or just make up your own. 

Quick Team Building / Theatrical Skill Games

If you haven’t tried some of the team building activities like Trash Ball or Big Booty in Bob’s Top 10 Team Building Activities, or the Theatre Games mentioned in Tip #7-What Makes a Great Performance, find something and give it a try, or repeat an activity that they liked and haven’t done for a while. 

Quick Verbal Spont Problems

Practice the team’s ability to think beyond the box with word choices that have more than one meaning. 

  • Name things that are Red (Read). (a newspaper) 
  • Name different types of Rocks. (The Rolling Stones, rocking horse) 
  • Name different types of Trees (poetry, crOAK) 
  • Name things you find in Cans (AmeriCAN, CANoe, toilet paper) 

Card Games

Have a deck of cards handy, remove the face cards and aces for simplicity. 

The person who draws the high card has to… 

  • Share their favorite ____________. 
  • Do a simple dance like The Twist or The Macarena. 
  • Answer another Icebreaker question. 

Quick Math Game- What’s My Card?

Two players draw cards, place them on their forehead without looking and face each other. A third player (math expert) says, “The sum/answer is…” Players try to guess the missing addend or factor that’s on their card. 

Good luck! And remember to HAVE FUN!