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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.

DIRECTIONS

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

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts | Mystery Games
Kids’ Games | Team Bonding Games
A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

Do-It-Yourself Scavenger Hunts – Summer Fun!

Idea for Summer Fun: Do-It-Yourself Scavenger Hunts by Haley Productions. 

Here’s a creative, time saving summer fun idea: our downloadable scavenger hunts.  They are fast and easy to plan and put together.

We have a nice selection of complete outdoor scavenger hunts to choose from, all of which are ready to download as is or can easily be customized – something Julie McGehee of Norman, Oklahoma truly appreciated.

“Being able to customize the hunt by simply editing the Word document was priceless. Thank you!”

Dawn Campbell of Bear, Delaware decided to use one of Haley Productions’ hunts as an icebreaker for her bridal party – none of whom knew each other very well. Here’s what she had to say about our Operation: Our Town Scavenger Hunt:

“The hunt was great and I would do it again in a minute. I think the packaging, payment process, rules, collection items, etc. were just great.  I know that we will be talking about this for years to come.  Thanks for taking all the planning out of the equation and providing everything in a neat package.  YAHOO

Scavenger Hunt Games - Downloadable

 to Haley Productions! Your company really started the whole wedding celebration off with a bang. We will remember it always.”

Our scavenger hunt games:

Available for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD ONLY (no mail order). Most of these games are suitable for any size group. Click on any game title below to order a hunt and to read all the details about that particular game: how the game works | examples | # of players | age range | length of game | prep time | what’s included what you need to provide. Regular Version – $19.99 | Team Building Version – $34.99 | Compare

Most Popular  Scavenger Hunt: Operation Our Town
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A walking or driving scavenger hunt designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls). Challenges include pictures, find items, a little quiz, a fun and creative project and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation City Slickers

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A walking or driving scavenger hunt designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls). Challenges include pictures, find items, brainteasers, a trivia quiz (brainteasers and quiz are non-location specific) and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Recovery 
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A find items scavenger hunt with a special mission thrown in for good measure. Walking or driving designed for any area with shops and businesses (including malls).

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Time Flies
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A timed scavenger hunt suitable for your office complex or for your house & neighborhood – or you can take it out on the town. Picture challenges, word search/find items challenge, bonus challenge and final team projects.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation When Nature Calls
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for a recreation area or medium to large park. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco CITY WIDE Hunt (this hunt is $39.99)
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We’ve designed the hunt around 4 San Francisco neighborhoods (Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero and North Beach) with 10 photo challenges in each neighborhood. In addition there are 25 items to find, a 25-question San Francisco trivia quiz, 5 ‘catch as catch can’ photo challenges that can be taken pretty much anywhere and 15 super bonus point photo challenges at various places throughout the city.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco EMBARCADERO
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for the Embarcadero waterfront area in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco FISHERMAN’S WHARF
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Outdoor walking team building scavenger hunt designed for Fisherman’s Wharf (Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square) in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco NORTH BEACH
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for North Beach in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects and San Francisco trivia quiz.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Streets of San Francisco UNION SQUARE
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Outdoor walking scavenger hunt designed for Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco. Challenges include pictures, find items, projects, San Francisco trivia quiz and a final team presentation.

Scavenger Hunt: Operation Viva Las Vegas  Add Game to Cart     Add Game to Cart
Designed for fabulous Las Vegas. Challenges include pictures, find items, a Las Vegas trivia quiz, a fun and creative Vegas themed project and final team presentations.

Just one more (of many) reviews for our scavenger hunt games:

“Everyone really enjoyed your Operation When Nature Calls scavenger hunt. The instructions and scoring were really easy to figure out, even for the kids. It was a good family activity and sharing activity for groups that didn’t know each other as well. Let me say, it’s not that I didn’t have confidence in the program, but I am a professional trainer and won’t ever present an activity without piloting it with a group first, especially if I have to explain it to the group. Helps me to answer questions. This is one of the most thoroughly thought out activities that I have ever seen. Thank you.” – Cyndi Avery, Newton, IA

A scavenger hunt team having funAbout Haley Productions
Susan Haley, a New England native founded her company in 1987. At that time, she produced live performance interactive murder mysteries. Susan relocated her company to San Francisco in 1993 and a few years later, she began selling her do-it-yourself scavenger hunts online. She also sells kids’ scavenger hunts and mystery games and murder mystery games for adults and corporate team building events.

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts :: Mystery Games
Kids’ Games :: Team Bonding Games
www.haleyproductions.com

A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

 

Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! What are your Halloween party ideas?

Hopefully you have no plans because, as you can imagine, we have some Halloween party suggestions for ALL ages 🙂

Halloween murder mystery game
Our Halloween murder mystery dinner party game

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Teens & Adults
Operation Black Cat
Our Halloween hunt for you and your friends
(teens and adults)

Halloween Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Operation Haunted House
Our Halloween scavenger hunt game For 7 – 12 year olds

Or do all 3!? Yeah, that’s probably overkill huh? Ha, ha! “Overkill”.

MORE HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEAS:
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Scavenger Hunts – Fun Activities To Do in Summer for Teens, Adults

Our Awesome Scavenger Hunt Games Are Fun Activities To Do in Summer for Teens & Adults

Challenging and Fun – and Great for Teambuilding!

Get out and play!  It’s Summer!

TESTIMONIALS:

We just had our annual Aunts/Cousins weekend and I wanted to tell you that my family had a great time with Operation Our Town Scavenger Hunt. I have to say thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ve received nothing but praise from family and we have some awesome photo keepsakes from our weekend. We change each year on who is responsible for the fun and games and the group taking it on for next year and worried they cannot stand up to this one. I gave them your website to check out for ideas. – Christy Frederick, Saranac MI

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR SCAVENGER HUNT MATERIALS! My boss and all the hunt participants were THRILLED with the entire thing – start to finish! We had the best time! I am still receiving praising e-mails and thank you cards from everyone a week later! I am so lucky to have played a part in bringing them a fresh, unique way of interacting with each other! I have and will recommend this to everyone I know! Thanks again, Aubrey Jones, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Read more reviews for our scavenger hunts here: http://www.haleyproductions.com/reviews/huntreviews.html

Here’s a list of our scavenger hunts to check out for YOUR summertime fun:

Most Popular Scavenger Hunt Game Graphic Operation Our Town

Operation City Slickers

Operation Recovery

Operation Time Flies

Operation When Nature Calls

Scavenger Hunt For Couples: Operation Romantic Rendezvous

Operation Streets of San Francisco Scavenger Hunts 

Operation Viva Las Vegas

Scavenger Hunt For Halloween: Operation Black Cat

Regular Version – $19.95 | Team Building Version – $34.95 | Compare
Team Building Versions of our hunts are NOT available on Operation Black Cat or Operation Romantic Rendezvous

>>>> We also have some awesome kids’ scavenger hunts (ages 7 to 13).

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts | Mystery Games
Kids’ Games | Team Bonding Games
A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003

 

Scavenger Hunt Mystery Game for Kids 7 – 12

Kids' Detective Mystery Game/Scavenger Hunt - Download NowGame of the Day:
Operation Catch Me If You Can

Our Scavenger Hunt Mystery Game for Children

This one is great as a house party, school activity and at a campground!

The premise of this game is simple:  the kids are attending a party (or camp activity) of some sort. Once they’ve arrived and settled in they’ll be given 2 projects to complete (one is arts and crafts based; the other is a performance). After they finish these projects, things will take a surprising turn and they’ll be called upon to solve a mystery by putting together and/or finding clues that will lead them to a thief and a stolen item…[read more]

This creative, awesomely fun team game for kids includes a step by step organizer guide, award certificates, invitations, thank you notes, email support from the game designer & more. It’s perfect for team building and having kids bond while working together.

Operation Catch Me If You Can is a great value AND we save you hours of your valuable time & provide a high quality game the kids will love.

REVIEWS:  

“The kids has a ball with Operation Catch Me If You Can. I had 11 7-8 year old girls and things moved smoothly. We never had a dull moment; the girls never had time to “click” like they tend to do sometimes. No one ever felt left out and in the end when they watched their skits they wanted to do more.”  – Shelly Husek, Sterling Heights, MI

“We did the hunt “Catch Me If You Can” for a schools out/summers here party and my boys (ages 9 & 10) and their friends LOVED it! They had sooooo much FUN! They loved being a detective and just having some good ol’ fun! We made some changes to the hunt to fit our needs and I can’t thank you enough. Each time I try one of your hunts they have been so easy to prepare, have had great creative ideas and are sooo much FUN! Thanks again.” –  J. Cummings, Shelley, ID

Read more reviews for all our kids’ games.

Order this detective mystery game scavenger hunt now and get your party started!!!

Susan
Chief Imagination Officer & Creative Director
Haley Productions’ Games
Scavenger Hunts :: Mystery Games
Kids’ Games :: Team Bonding Games
A BBB Accredited Business since 5/1/2003