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I am delivering a Development Day for approx. 80 colleagues during December. I am looking for teambuilding exercises and/or icebreakers with a festive theme. Any foolproof ideas?!

Many thanks
Zoe
Zoe Young

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By admin
05th Dec 2003 18:07

Zoe

My aunt had the whole family around one Boxing Day and got us to run a panto - with a rather fun script (needless to say I didn't actually attend when I realsied we were being asked to do this!)

I've used these in a Project Management course (held just before Christmas) and it worked really well. I've still got the two scripts which I can send to you if you give me your email address.

I've also used this theme for a company exercise a few years back when I gave each department an hour or so to put on a 10 minute panto explaining what the department does, to the rest of the company - with some props (wigs, face paint, fairy wings etc) and a few themes to choose from. It went down really well with most people and was an excellent team building exercise.

Happy to send script to anyone - just let me have your email.

Annah

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By admin
07th Dec 2003 10:54

Along the lines of Anna's suggestion. You could get smaller groups say 5-10 to write and perform a one verse carol suitable for their company!

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By GrahamO'Connell
08th Dec 2003 12:32

Here are two:
1. In small groups to list all the songs they can think of that contain either the word snow or reindeer. Any song that is mentioned by two or more groups has to be sung (one verse will do).
2. Tell the group that the Government is after a new seasonal celebration to bridge the gap from Xmas to new year so that we can have one long holiday. The group (or small groups) have to come up with an idea and an advert to promote it.
These activities are suitable where you have individuals who do not celebrate Christmas, which may be a factor worth considering.
Enjoy!

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By barbara.leslie1
08th Dec 2003 17:50

Here are some tips I recently received on a newsletter from the training shop:

Sound - Christmas Music
Sight - Christmas Decorations
Smell - Oil burners/ cinnamon pens/ oranges
Touch - Bendy Santa Claus or Reindeers for your table toppers
Taste - Oranges, Mince Pies, Nuts and Dates

Plus use a great Christmas icebreaker:

When people introduce themselves get them to also say the 'worst' and
'best' Christmas presents they have ever received.

Get delegates to introduce themselves by designing a large Christmas
card (on flipchart paper) incorporating something from each of their
jobs.

Get delegates to introduce themselves by answering the question: If
you were a Christmas object what would you be? (e.g. turkey,
Christmas tree,decoration)

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Into Groups:

Select Christmas cards with different themes (Christmas trees, snow
scenes, father Christmas, Christmas pudding) and get delegates to form
syndicate groups according to the themes on their cards.

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Energizers:

Write the word CHRISTMAS on the flipchart and ask all the group to
build a mnemonic based on the letters relating to the content of the
workshop. For example a workshop on Supervisory Skills could be
C - Communication
H - Hourly
R - Reassures
I - Individuals -
S - Satisfies
T - The
M - Manager
A - and Assists
S - Skills


12 Days of Christmas - get your delegates to develop a rhyme based on
the 12 Days of Christmas to remember the key learning points from your
course.

Word Association - throw a Koosh ball at random around the group
getting each person in turn to quickly think of a Christmas word associated to
the previous one - this can be used to encourage to creative thinking and
speed of response.


Creative Thinking - split delegates into 2 teams and get each team to
think up 10 uses for a Koosh ball at Christmas. Award points based on
number of ideas and innovation.


Non-verbal Communication/ Presentation Skills - get your delegates to
jot down one present they hope they'll get on a piece of paper, fold it up
and place it in a box. Get each member of the group to pick out a piece of
paper in turn and act out the object (to demonstrate non-verbal skills). This
energiser can be expanded to include verbal skills/ sales skills by then
asking each delegate to sell the features and benefits of this particular
present to the rest of the group.


http://www.thetrainingshop.co.uk/


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By pater
17th Dec 2003 13:47

Hi Zoe, recently I was sent an exercise by Liz Bourne which she had mentioned on the UKHRD network. Having seen the exercise, it looks like great fun for this time of year whilst still engaging the brains of delegates.

The exercise involves planning the Christmas delivery schedule for Santa, and looks like it will involve a fair amount of teamwork, resource management and communication. I'd be happy to forward you a copy if you would like (I'm sure Liz wouldn't mind - she has made it openly available).

Regards

Richard Pate
People Development Consultant
RPG People Development
www.rpg-pd.co.uk

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By Blackbeantree
16th Dec 2010 23:32

Hello,

 

Thanks for your topic Zoe.

Annah I would really appreciate the script you talk of. Would it be possible to get a copy? That sounds great!

Many regards.

Matthew: [email protected]

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By Cailin
17th Oct 2011 14:36

Hi Annah,

Saw this post and was wondering if you would mind sending the activity along to my e-mail. I am trying to generate some activities for an internal Christmas/holiday themed team building day.

[email protected]

Many thanks,

Cailin Collett

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By Cailin
17th Oct 2011 17:32

Hi Richard,

Would really love if you sent me this Santa Delivery Project Management activity. I am planning a holiday themed team build day for December.

Could you please send along to my email at [email protected]

Many thanks,

Cailin

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By dmdottie1
03rd Nov 2011 20:40

Richard,

 

Could I also get a copy? I am also planning a christmas theme team building event in December, and sure could use some ideas.

Thank you

[email protected]

 

 

 

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By gnmkirky
08th Nov 2011 16:00

Hi Annah,

 

Could you send me the panto scripts you mention in your post?

 

Many thanks

 

Gregg

[email protected]

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By gnmkirky
08th Nov 2011 16:03

Hi,

It would be great if you could share the Liz Bourne "Santa" exercise with me - I have a Christmas event for a bunch of trainers to

arrange.  Thanks

Gregg

[email protected]

 

 

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By jenny t
21st Nov 2011 21:11

Does anyone have the details of this exercise?  It sounds great for a team building event I am organising next week.

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By trinity
22nd Nov 2011 15:35

 Hi

Would you kindly be able to send me this script too please?

Many thanks

Heidi

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By trinity
24th Nov 2011 10:35

 Hi

I would be very interested in receiving this team building exercise to for my company, please. It sounds like good fun.

my email is [email protected]

 

Many thanks in advance

Heidi

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By mark_pepper
28th Nov 2011 14:10

Hi,

It would be great if you could share the Liz Bourne "Santa" exercise with me - I have a Christmas comms event that I need to arrange.

Thanks

Mark

[email protected]

 

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By ffionthomas2
29th Nov 2011 09:58

Hello,

This exercise sounds perfect for what I am looking for, I would be very grateful if you could also forward me a copy, please?

[email protected]

many thanks,

Ffion

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By jcl74
02nd Dec 2011 12:05

I work in a secondary school and would love to do this with my form class.  If anyone has the resources please get in touch.

 

Many thanks

 

James Cameron-Lyle

Head of PE

Llanfyllin High School

[email protected]

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By joewilliams
04th Dec 2011 09:32

Hi,

It would be great if you could share the Liz Bourne "Santa" exercise with me - I have a Christmas event for my team of trainers to arrange. Thanks

[email protected]

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By JP
30th Nov 2012 15:13

I would appreciate the details of the Santa delivery exercise if someone has them.  Please send to [email protected]. Thanks in advance!

 

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By giselle currie
05th Dec 2013 16:10

I'd also love to receive the christmas project management exercise!!

 

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By Natalie young
13th Sep 2018 21:18

Does anyone still have the activity they could send to me? The Santa delivery one. [email protected]

Thanks in advance.

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