The Isn’t that crazy energizer is amazing for getting people talking and collaboratively creating a story (usually a funny one). It fosters engagement and everyone participation while being very easy to deliver as it is done verbally.

Running the activity:

  1. Instruct the participants to form a circle
  2. Identify the order in wich the communication will flow (e.g. clockwise).
  3. One person starts by saying “isn’t that crazy?”
  4. The next person has to continue the story by adding 3 words
  5. Then the next and so forth until the story ends.
It can go like this:
“isn’t that crazy?
“That birds fly”
“But I know”
“a flying cat”
“That has superpowers”
“And laser eyes”
“Freezes mobile apps”
“but not ours”
“Because of kryptonite”
This is a really fun and simple activity. Another variation is to start with ˜Once upon a time”and ask each person to add four words.

Remote-team advice: Share the following remote board with the participants, then ask everyone to enter their name and hit “Enter”. Instead of moving in a circle (step 2 above), follow the order from the top to the bottom (after the last name at the bottom, go back to the top).