Aug 022010
 

Synonyms

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Introduction

This warm-up focuses on accepting offers and getting silly. Start milling about the room.

Description

Someone will loudly suggest an activity for all the group to mime. Everyone simultaneously yells ‘yes lets’, and starts the do the activity. Once the activity has been mimed for a while another one is yelled out and the group responds with ‘yes lets’ and starts the activity. For example, if someone calls out let’s all dig holes. The group responds with “yes let’s all dig holes”, and every manner of hole digging mime will begin (complete with sound effects). The someone will suggest a new activity and the cycle continues.

Gimmicks

Someone yells out ‘let’s finish this exercise’, or ‘let’s all sit down.’

Variations

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Credits

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 Posted by at 12:45
Aug 022010
 

Synonyms

Walkies

Introduction

This warm-up helps to build trust in the group members. Everyone get into a large circle.

Description

Someone is chosen to get into the middle of the circle. They simply close their eyes and start to walk in any direction. The spotters on the outside of the circle redirect the walker as she comes to the edge of the circle. The spotters in the circle need to remain silent so as not to alert the walker when she is about to be turned. The blind folded walker is supposed to pick up speed, and trust that her players will not let her crash into something. Continue until all have gone into the centre.

Gimmicks

If outdoors you can let someone cover a great distance by moving the circle around her.

Variations

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Credits

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 Posted by at 12:38
Aug 022010
 

Synonyms

Aerobics

Introduction

This is a physical warm-up and ice breaker. One person in front, with two people behind her and three behind them, forming a pyramid.

Description

This is best done with music, but you can improvise around that. The first person starts to move or dance. The two immediately behind her mimic the movements. Each row follows the row ahead. It is fun to watch the movements decay as the line gets further back. The leader alternates as the music changes, or as others come forward from the back ranks.

Gimmicks

The lead person turns around so the flock must turn around, but can no longer see what is happening. Doing the splits ends it quite effectively as well.

Variations

None

Credits

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 Posted by at 12:22