Welcome To The Group and Training Activity Database
The quest for just the right energizer, icebreaker or learning activity that fits the instructional goals is an ongoing challenge for trainers, facilitators, meeting managers, teachers, coaches and other group leaders. In fact, the sections related to these activities is the most important part of TheTrainingZone.
To help in the search, I've set up a database of free to use learning and energizing activities, cataloging them and providing enough instruction and resources for you to use them as is, or better still, to use to stimulate your own creativity and create your own.
Organization Into Categories and Types
In the category menu in the sidebar you'll see a number of topics and the categories we use to classify the various resources here. It's a bit of a challenge, of course, since many activities can be used for different purposes. Some are content specific, for example, to be used in diversity efforts, while others are generic and can be used in almost any group.
We've tried to classify them in a way that is meaningful to group leaders, so you will find these categories:
- Group Size: tiny (less than 10), small (10 to 20), medium (21-35) Large (36-hundreds)
- Length of Activity: tiny: (about 5 minutes) short (6-15 minutes) long (15+ minutes)
- Age Appropriate: young (4-12 years old) teen (13-19) adult (over 20 years of age)
Exercises will be found in multiple categories
Tags and Keywords
Each activity is "tagged" with keywords that will help you find, and select the activity you need. The available tags will be shown in the tag cloud. Similarly each has key words. You can seach using keywords and tags.
All activities in the compendium are free, and should be free to use, but not for resale. Because of the nature of learning exercises, it's often not possible to provide proper attribution, since many are just passed from person to person. When attribution is clear about who developed the activity or shared it online, we'll include that. We are however, not responsible for the origins. If you find a copyright activity here, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and if you own a copyright, please contact us if you want it removed.
We are early in the development of htis site, but in future, we'll post hints about how to search effectively, and use this site. Those instructions and hints will occur below in the News section.
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