If you want to focus the groups attention at the beginning or end of a session, try this effective concentration game.
Count to 20 (Age 10 +)
The participants sit or stand in a circle. The idea is the group has to count to twenty with one person saying one number at a time. The facilitator explains that anybody can start the count, and then a different person says the next number and so on. However if two or more people speak at the same time, counting must start again from the beginning. It really is possible to get to twenty if everybody really concentrates but don’t let it get tense – try to get the group to relax into it.
- Try doing it with and without eye contact
- Get members of the group to face outwards
- Get members of the group to close their eyes
- Count backwards from twenty to one.
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