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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

Game of the Day: Operation Our Town Scavenger Hunt Game

Check out our super fun scavenger hunt game with photo challenges, items to find and team projects

Corporate team building version of the scavenger hunt is also available

IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD. No waiting, no shipping + handling fees. Easy to customize; fully editable

Town Scavenger Hunt Game

REVIEW: “Susan, Operation Our Town scavenger hunt was a HUGE success at my family reunion!! We ALL – everyone – had a great time. The interaction was exactly what was needed. You learn a lot about people through such activities. I can’t wait to try another one of your hunts. By the way I liked to read what others thought about the product before buying and I love that you communicate with your audience – it adds such a personal touch! Wonderful!” – Andrea Johnson


HOW IT WORKS: This is an outdoor walking or driving scavenger hunt suitable for any area with shops and businesses (including malls). *This scavenger hunt will work in both large and small communities. They will embark on a super fun scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items and completing a creative project.

Scavenger hunts for the workplace

You’ll need about 2 hours minimum for this hunt (unless you remove some challenges). Your group will be divided into teams of 3 to 10 people. Each team will receive a collection bag (knapsack, duffle bag or even a plastic shopping bag will do) containing a digital camera (or you can use one smart phone per team), their challenge sheet – the hunt itself – and various supplies. They will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items and completing a creative project. All the challenges are worth valuable points and there are some bonus point challenges as well. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will prepare an optional final presentation while you “grade” their challenge sheets to find the winners based on point total (award certificates are included with this hunt). THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.

Read more about our Operation Our Town scavenger hunt.

Spring is just about here and it’s time to get out and play no matter what age you are!  

REVIEW: “Absolutely Amazing!!!! There is no other way to describe our team scavenger hunt 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

What are you waiting for?  Fun awaits.  Order our Our Town Scavenger Hunt now!

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