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Trainer’s Tip: Sweet Energy


Lucy Sleigh shares one of her favourite energisers. With this one, if the exercise doesn't get the energy flowing, the sugar just might!

Prepare a bowl of sweets/fun-size chocolate bars. For each type/colour of sweet/chocolate write up a list on the flip chart.

For example:

  • Green - Favourite movie and why?

  • Yellow - Last book you read and what you thought of it?

  • Orange - The place in the world you would most like to visit and why?

  • Purple - Something about where you grew up

  • The topics can be adapted to absolutely anything depending on how well the group know each other (or not) and if you want to make the exercise directly related to the content of the session or not.

    Hide the flip chart and pass round the bowl, just asking each delegate to choose what they fancy. You could ask them to take more than one depending on what you want them to talk about.

    Reveal the flip chart and ask them to talk about their “chosen” topic.

    I have used this in the morning (first thing) and then after lunch, where the choice of sweets are the same but the topics are different.

    I guess it could also be used for non-edible giveaways too!

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