Fun-Shine Alphabet

Fun-Shine Alphabet

Looking for a fun ice-breaker, pattern interrupt, or warm-up for your team of colleagues or students? Or a new idea for having fun and making people smile? Here’s a game you can play with your students, colleagues, coachees, or family. It has scope to be as purposeful as you choose!

This game involves letters of the alphabet A-Z, some pens, some paper or flip chart, or white board. It can be done individually or in groups and you can even add some flavoursome competition.

Choose one of the themes below and assign a word to each letter.

Theme 1: Positive/happy/fun words e.g. amazing, brilliant, cuddly …
Theme 2: Nouns (things) e.g. apple, bat, crib …
Theme 3: Verbs (actions) e.g. admiring, bowling, crocheting …
Theme 4: Nonsensical (made up) brain ticklers e.g. artummyful, brainbutt, crumtonly…
Theme 6: NLP nominalisations e.g. adoration, bliss, confidence …
Theme 7: Colours e.g. apple-green, baby-blue, crimson …

Or make up your own theme!

Or create a themed word-bank somewhere prominent where people can keep adding new words.

This is play, with purpose. For example, that purpose might be to:
• have fun
• engage with others
• embed learning
• calibrate people or situations
• …

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Critical Success Factors: Social Contribution

As Managing Director of the multi national company OTD, Chris Cummins has strong attitude towards social contribution both in terms of using ethically sourced and sustainable products, and working with charities.

In this 6 min bite size chat (episode 4 of 5 short recordings) Chris and I share some views on the importance of demonstrating acts of social responsibility. We chat about a homelessness charity and how OTD helps staff and customers become more aware of the plight of others.

OTD is also dedicated to a charity called firstclassfoundation.org which helps young people from the African &  Caribbean community who have fallen out of the school system regain direction in their lives.

Find out more about Chris and OTD: https://otd.uk.com/