Exercise

Miming

Format: 
Group exercise, ice-breaker
Time: 
15min
Required materials: 
None
Summary: 

This is a simple exercise that can be used at any point in the day to help participants to express their feelings without words. It is fun and easy, but also reveals a lot about the mood of the group.

Key explanation points:

  • Ask each participant to go into the middle of the circle and ‘mime’ how they feel (that is, show without words, just movement).
  • This can also be helpful feedback for the evaluation process.

Facilitation notes:

Participants may initially feel shy to express themselves, but as they warm up, they will tend to be very creative, moving and funny.