The Word Factory – Cooperation exercise with the brain in focus
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This exercise is well suited as an icebreaker, break or as an entertaining feature at a seminar or in a meeting where you need to freshen up and motivate the participants with some brain gymnastics.
Divided into teams of 2-5 people, the participants have to compete in making as many words/sentences as possible out of a ‘keyword’. All of the words and sentences will be reviewed on a point scale.
More teams with fewer participants on each team will increase the elements of competition and tempo. On the contrary, many participants on each team will increase the difficulty.
All words have to be English. All words have to be spelled correctly. All words have to contain at least 2 letters. Sentences can not use the same word multiple times. Sentences have to be grammatically correct. Sentences have to make sense. Points are given to the teams, and therefore it is allowed for the teams to use the same sentences.
In total 15 pages.
Materials that are used
Keywords (enclosed as PDF).
Results sheet (enclosed as PDF).
Writing equipment (e.g. pencils).
A phone or watch for timing.
Str. A4 – såfremt der printes i 100%.
From 15 minutes – You can shorten or lengthen the time if needed or based on the number of rounds. We recommend at least 5 minutes per keyword, and at least 3 rounds.
Number of participants
From 4 participants + 1 instructor
Minimum of 2 teams with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 participants on each team.
1 room with space for everyone.
Also available in German and Danish.
The file can be used for 6 months after purchase.
This sedentary exercise can be done by everyone no matter their age, gender or position in the organisation.
If you like The Word Factory, then we can recommend our other exercises Speed Drawing and The Puzzle, which are similar exercises with other content – but also with a short duration so they fit well as a small feature – and with a flexible number of participants which makes it easy to scale up or down.