You want to practice Instant Challenges & Improvs with your team.
You've used every problem in every book you can find.
Out of ideas? Try this!

 

Take one or more items from this column…

Choose a type of creation from this column…

Choose an objective from this column…

Now for the IMPROV!

Choose a situation from this column

STARTING WITH

CREATE A…

THAT WILL…

NOW ACT OUT HOW YOUR CREATION WOULD BE USED IF…

Paper clips

Toothpicks

Masking tape

Envelopes

Mailing labels

Play-doh

String

Popsicle sticks

Pencil

Paper cup

Styrofoam cup

Paper plate

Paper bowl

Paper bag

Pasta: spaghetti, macaroni, wheels, etc.

Marshmallows

Cheerios

Toilet paper roll

Egg carton

Tin foil

Empty shoe box

Empty film canister

Empty cereal box

Rubber band

Ruler

Thumbtack

File folder

Newspaper

Tennis balls

Ping-pong balls

Vehicle

Container

Tool

Device

New product

Article of clothing

Creature

Toy

Piece of furniture

Bridge

Structure

Utensil

Student survival kit

Teacher survival kit

Wilderness survival kit

Ancient artifact

Item of the future

Protective covering:

For hands

For feet

For head

For an egg

For an ornament

For ______

Eating utensil

Work of art

New invention

Shelter for a _____

Carrier

Communication system

TV Commercial

…will move ____ feet.

…will support weight.

…will propel ping pong balls ____ feet.

…will stretch as far as possible.

…every teacher should have.

…every student needs.

…every team manager needs.

…every team needs.

…will remove leaves from your lawn.

…will rid your house of pests.

…will protect an egg from breaking.

…will transport golf balls from point A to point B.

…will maneuver an obstacle course.

…will hit a target ___ feet away.

…will do your homework for you.

…is guaranteed to wake someone up!

…is guaranteed to put someone to sleep!

…will amuse a baby.

…will detect intruders.

…will illustrate an old addage.

…will signal

…you lived in a different time period.
Choose randomly from many eras.

EXAMPLES:

Old West
Ancient Egypt

Roaring 20's

 

…you were a famous person. 
Choose randomly from many different familiar people.

EXAMPLES:

Albert Einstein
Daffy Duck

Florence Nightengale

 

…you invented or discovered it.

 

…you are a salesperson selling it door-to-door.

 

…you use it in an familiar story or situation.
Choose randomly from many different familiar stories.

EXAMPLES:

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • A TV Game show

 

…you create a song, jingle or cheer for it.

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