So, get a sheet of paper and design like a bingo card with a number of boxes. 8 or 10 is a good number depending upon numbers in your group. Think of some wacky tasks that you can ask individuals to perform and write down each task in a box. Copy the sheet and give a sheet to each participant.
When you say GO, ask them to mingle with the crowd and try and find a person to perform each of the individual tasks. When one person has performed a task you ask them to sign the box on the sheet and then go and look for another person to perform the next task. The first person to have a signature in each box shouts "finished" and is the winner.
Suggestions for tasks could include:
- Ask someone to sing the first verse of a song
- Ask someone to recite their favourite poem
- Ask someone to talk about a topic of their choice for 1 minute without pausing (you time them)
- Ask some one to perform 5 push ups or press ups
- Ask someone to play dead for 1 minute
- Ask someone to teach you a dance movement
- Ask someone to tell you a joke
- Ask someone to make you laugh whilst you try to keep a straight face
- Ask someone to sit in a yoga position for 30 seconds
- Ask someone to stand on one leg for 40 seconds
The effect will be a raucous and lively energizer. Completely uplifting! Your group will love it!
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