Shock wave is a fun and quick energiser for a large group of people that can form a circle and give hands to each other.

Running the activity:

  1. Ask the group to form a circle (only the facilitator stays outside)
  2. Instruct people to hold the hands to each person on each side.
  3. Explain how the shock wave starts and moves until someone make the CABUM shock sound.
  4. Ask everyone to close their eyes and go!


Explanation on the shock wave:

  • The facilitator will quietly touch on one person at the shoulder, to start the shock wave.
  • The person who feels the charger touch on his/her back has to move both arms, starting two shock waves simultaneously, one to the right and another one to the left.
  • Whenever a person receives a wave movement in one arm, the person has to replicate it on the other arm (like a wave).
  • Whoever feels the wave movement on both arms at the same time has to do a shock sound, such as ZZZZZZZ, or CABUM.
  • Then, everyone can open the eyes

Shock wave is a quick, simple and fun activity, especially if there are a large number of people. If there are too many people, consider having more than one circle.