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Lego Serious Play

Its goal is fostering creative thinking through team building metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using Lego bricks. Participants work through imaginary scenarios using visual three-dimensional Lego constructions, hence the name “serious play”.[1] The method is described as “a passionate and practical process for building confidence, commitment and insight”. . . . Read more

The Marshmallow Challenge

The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one . . . Read more

SmartNomination

SmartNomination is a positive and creative version of neck nomination, an online drinking game.The original parameters of the game require the participant to film themselves drinking a pint of an alcoholic beverage, usually beer, in one gulp and upload the footage to the web (usually Facebook). The participant then nominates . . . Read more

World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day takes place on the first Sunday of May of every year .[1] The first celebration was on January 11, 1998, in Mumbai, India, and was arranged by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. Laughter Yoga says: Laughter is a positive and powerful emotion . . . Read more

Laughter Club

Community Laughter Clubs are a worldwide network of social clubs run by volunteers where like-minded people get together just to laugh as a form of exercise. They do so in a variety of public places or indoor venues. This is not a trademark. Community Laughter Clubs are 100% independent. They do . . . Read more

Scat Singing

In vocal jazz, scat singing is vocal improvisation with wordless vocables, nonsense syllables or without words at all. Scat singing is a difficult technique that requires singers with the ability to sing improvised melodies and rhythms using the voice as an instrument rather than a speaking medium. Though scat singing is improvised, the melodic lines are often . . . Read more

Drum Circle

A drum circle is any group of people playing (usually) hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of . . . Read more

Playshop

Playshops are fun version of workshop where participants learn or work in a relaxed and light-hearted atmosphere. The playful atmosphere allows for personal exploration in a safe environment where mistakes are ok.  

Music Flash Mob

A group of musicians gathering unexpectedly in a public space to play music, suprise people and invite them to join in the singing/dancing. This flash mob can be organised for political purposes or simply to surprise people, hack the routine and bring smile on people’s face. Variants include Orchestra (less . . . Read more

Twestival

A Twestival (or Twitter-Festival) is a global movement which uses the power of social media to organize offline events that mobilize communities in support of a local cause. Twestival was born out of the idea that if communities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but working from a . . . Read more