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Simulation Exercise, Energiser, Group Building Activity


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To animate the group and connect participants to each other.

Aims of the tool

Promote participation and active citizenship among young people, to give youth opportunity to express their feelings, to find new way of learning and personal development.

Description of the tool

Participants are standing in the middle of room. Trainer will say a butterfly, mushroom, tree, flower, sun or creek (in plural form).
The participants task is when they hear butterflies_ they have to open their arm and demonstrate of flying;
When they hear mushrooms_ they have to crouch;
When they hear trees_standing up;
When they hear flowers_they have to smile each other;
When they hear sun_ they have to wave their fingers;
When they hear creek_ participants have to say in pairs Tuk-Tak.

All this action has to be done by changing a position (moving in one side to another) and finding other participants.


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Tool overview

This tool is for

Young people

and addresses

Group Dynamics, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Youth Exchanges
Training and Networking

Materials needed:

Materials are not needed.

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Monika Bakhtadze

in the context of

Teachers Make a Difference

The tool has been experimented in


The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Monika Bakhtadze (on 10 December 2018)

and last modified

26 November 2018

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