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To coordinate different strange movements in a funny way
To learn a bit of French (or any other language)

Description of the tool

All participants stands in circle. The facilitator links the energiser with a short story about her/his grandmother.
The facilitator starts the game in his/her own language. Participants have to repeat what the facilitator say and do.
He/she starts singing “My grandmother went to the market and she bought…” then he/she add object after object, miming what you can do with the object. Every time the facilitator add an object he/she repeats all the previous one (and their movements)! Example of objects: coffee grinder, iron, rocking chair… and all possible objects with crazy movements!


  • Nice to add the first comment.
    (sometimes stupid to be the first to talk).
    I will not tell you the story of my grandmother!!!
    Your initiative is very COOL and can be even done with children and who knows may be even accompanied by their grandmothers, if they are old enough. As grandmothers tend to be younger and move in a more or less normal ways... Of course we can say a lot.

    Unknown , 28 October 2005 18:12:55

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Tool overview

This tool is for


and addresses

Youth Initiatives

Materials needed:



10 mn

Behind the tool

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Denis Morel (on 7 October 2005)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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