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Free Team Bonding Game Warmup – MadLibs

A Free Team Bonding Game Warmup – MadLibs

I have always loved Mad Libs.  I’m all in on anything that makes me laugh. MadLibs is also a great icebreaker or team bonding warmup to an event.


Give each team the same MadLib(s).  I’ve included three below but you can also purchase them via the MadLibs website or Amazon.

One team member is the READER. By team consensus, select the best person for the job.  Who will most dramatically read your MadLib to the other teams? The READER does not tell anyone what story is about. Instead, he/she asks the other players, the WRITERS, to give him/her words. These words are used to fill in the blank spaces in the story.

TO PLAY: READER asks each WRITER in turn to call out a word-an adjective or a noun or whatever the space calls for-and uses them to fill in the blank spaces in the story. Your goal as a team is to write a story that is fantastic, funny, silly, or just plain crazy-depending upon which words each WRITER provides.

Each team’s READER will present your team story to the rest of the group. WRITER’s are certainly encouraged to participate should they be inspired to do so.

The facilitator may award the team with the best presentation as he or she sees fit.

If you’ve forgotten what adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs are, here is a quick review:

  • An ADJECTIVE describes something or somebody. Examples: Lumpy, soft, ugly, messy.
  • An ADVERB tells how something is done. It modifies a verb and usually is in “ly.” Modestly, stupidly, greedily, and carefully are adverbs.
  • A NOUN is the name of a person, place, or thing. Sidewalk, umbrella, bridle, bathtub, and nose are nouns.
  • A VERB is an action word. Run, pitch, jump, and swim are verbs. Put the verbs in past tense if the directions say PAST TENSE. Ran, pitched, jumped, and swam are verbs in the past tense.
  • A PLACE can be any sort of place: a country or city or a room for example.
  • An EXCLAMATION or SILLY WORD is any sort of funny sound, gasp, grunt, or outcry, like Wow!, Ouch!, Whomp!, Ick!, and Gadzooks!

Team Building Game - MadlibsMadLib Team Bonding Game (free)MadLibs Icebreaker

Nothing like laughter to break the ice!  Try it, you’ll like it!

PS Check out my team bonding scavenger hunts and murder mystery games!

Here are some great reasons to use one of the team building scavenger hunts or mystery games at your next corporate meeting or event

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How to Plan, Write and Host Your Own Large Group Murder Mystery Party


How to Plan, Write and Host Your Own Large Group Murder Mystery Party

If you want to create an utterly fun, wickedly awesome, totally memorable party your guests will be talking about for months to come then this is the guide for you.

If you find those mysteries in a box to be dull, then this is the guide for you.

If you’re bursting at the seams with creativity and have a love for a good mysteries, then this is definitely the guide for you.

Inspire Creativity In The Workplace

The enemy of creativity… is fear.

We’re all born creative, it takes a little while to become afraid.

A surprising insight: an enemy of fear is creativity. Acting in a creative way generates action, and action persuades the fear to lighten up. – Seth Godin

Fun fact: If you search for ‘creativity in the workplace’ in Google do you know you’ll get over 23,000,000 results?

Here are searches related to creativity in the workplace:

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Clearly it’s a trending topic.  As Seth says, “Acting in a creative way generates action, and action persuades the fear to lighten up.”

Which leads me to ask you:

What are you doing to inspire creativity in YOUR workplace…

to generate action (productivity, new products, innovative ideas…)?

I’m driven by my creativity and imagination. I’m still a kid in that way. They too are driven by their creativity and imagination – and their desire to play and to create. I’m always thinking, imagining, envisioning something “different” than what is. My mind never rests. And kids are the same way don’t you think? All you need to do is to play with a child and go where he or she leads you. Before you know it, time has passed as you become lost in their imagination. How awesome is that?

I facilitated my team building scavenger hunt games for many years for local San Francisco businesses. I have always designed my hunts from a kids’ point of view. I wanted to get adults away from technical, logical, in the box, “adult” thinking if you will and to rediscover their imagination, to rediscover the kid in them that should never go away.

Every time I facilitated one of my scavenger hunts for a company event, I would watch people as I gave my introductory speech. I would see the irritation on their faces, watch them dig in and, with their body language, clearly tell me that they were not going to have a good time because my game was going to be a waste of their valuable time.

And then they had to use their collective creativity and imagination to complete a challenge.

The transformation was absolute. The kid in all of them surfaced. They smiled, they relaxed, they laughed, they talked, they had fun and they were inspired. Whatever was going on in their office or in their life took a back seat. Sometimes they absolutely blew me away with their creative solution to the scavenger hunt challenge. They imagined something I never even thought of. Me, the creative one!

I never got tired of watching that transformation, which always came without fail.

So my next question is, what can we learn from our kids with regard to more fully using our creativity and imagination? To appreciate the power of fun? To take action and tell fear to lighten up?

Fun Team Building Activities by Haley Productions:
Scavenger Hunts & Murder Mystery Games

Plan a team activity that will be so memorable and fun that it’ll spark the creative genius, team spirit, and sense of camaraderie and cooperation in your employees or coworkers.

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Fun Team Bonding Idea: A Scavenger Hunt

I have a great idea for your next work event or team building offsite.  Have an old-fashioned scavenger hunt.

Scavenger hunts for the workplace

Your teams will get out in the fresh air to take photos and find items and they’ll end the day with a fun, creative project challenge that will stir their collective imaginations.  Our hunts will spark the creative genius, team spirit, and sense of camaraderie and cooperation in your employees or coworkers.

BacheloretteHuntGirlsYogaNo technology other than a smart phone to take pictures! No computers! No stuffy function rooms!  Just a whole bunch of interactive fun.

Address and encourage change in your corporate culture in just a few hours with our comprehensive and fun team bonding activities that are detailed, easy to implement and include our friendly, helpful support by email.

Observe the dynamics of teamwork in a relaxed and fun atmosphere in which you can immediately reinforce the positive behaviors you want to permeate your work culture.

Or just have some old-fashioned fun to re-energize everyone.

Here are some great reasons to use one of our team building scavenger hunts at your next corporate meeting or event

Absolutely Amazing!!!! There is no other way to describe our team activity. It exceeded every expectation I could have had. The picture portion brought me to tears when doing the scoring, I couldn’t believe the things our teams came up with. I knew it would be fun, but I had no idea how much. This was truly a “Team” building exercise, watching the men (who are only usually interested in a golf outing), roar with excitement when their teams photo or unusual item was chosen and displayed for all to see. We had a dinner that evening to present awards and the winners, this is a must in bringing things to an end. We had a projector and showed the highlights of the day on screen. The room was “electric”!!!!!!!! Thank you so much the all the tools to make this day a huge success. The only problem I have is what to do for next year, the bar has been set so high, I don’t think anything could top this. Fondly, Desiree Clisura, Princeton, NJ.  

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Office / Work Event Idea: A Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts for the workplaceWe have a FABULOUS idea for your next office/work event: a Haley’s Games scavenger hunt.

Are you out of time and “blow them away” ideas? Overwhelmed? Desperately need help?

Welcome to your solution:  We offer spectacular scavenger hunts for your workplace event. Instant download! No waiting, no shipping and handling fees.

These scavenger hunts are fun team building activities.