Welcome to the Toybox!

Hey there! If we haven’t met yet, then let me introduce myself – my name’s Cat, and I’m passionate about making learning fun!

I truly believe that if we can help people to have fun, to laugh and to explore like they did when they were kids, then the whole experience is richer.

It’s not always easy to get adults to play.  But I’ve seen first hand that when they do, they open up, they find their own aha moments and they commit to doing something about them.

That’s why I design games, activities and workshops with high levels of interaction, exploration and creativity.

Not only that, but I want to make it easy for you to deliver them.  They’re created in such a way that you get everything you need to be able to go off and do just that.  I want to take the pain out of designing things; because what’s a pain for you, is a joy to me! 

All my products are digital too which means that as soon as you buy it you get access to everything you need instantly!

The Toybox will grow over time, so make sure you check in regularly.  And if there’s something you’d love to see in here then please do submit your requests through the “I’d love to see” product (which is coming soon!) and I’ll consider them for future products!

In the meantime dig in and take a look around.  My personal favourite (& current best-seller) is Communication Top Trumps.

If you've never worked with me before and have no idea what my stuff is like (as if the names don't give it away) then maybe you'll want to start with the Playschool; it has free stuff that you can try before you buy!

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Playschool - free stuff to try before you buy

Want to see the kind of thing you'll get when you buy a product from the Toybox?

Check out some examples here - ones you can actually grab and use yourself!

Toybox - The Full Collection

If you love the look of the Toybox then why not buy it all?!

Pay once and get the whole Toybox collection!

You'll also get any other products that are added over the course of 2021.

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Communication Top Trumps

Explore your communication preferences with play.
Get the template and instructions (including 10 different ways to use the cards) so you can use it with your own colleagues, clients and teams.

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10 x activities (20 mins upwards)
Suitable for face to face and online sessions.

Escape Team - The Time Machine

Are you looking to do something different for your next group workshop?  Something that will challenge the group through fun, play and exploration?

Escape Team may be just what you are looking for.

The thrill of an escape room teamed with the learning of a team workshop.

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2 hr 15m (approx)
Suitable for face to face sessions

Virtual Icebreakers

Looking for icebreakers you can use in online sessions?

Get your hands on 6 different icebreakers, making use of a variety of approaches so you can choose the most appropriate one for your group.

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6 x activities a 15 mins + (depending on group size)
Suitable for online sessions (4 also suitable for face to face)

Story Cube Cards

Explore leadership, problem solving, working together and sharing stories using a selection of visuals to add a new flavour.

Includes a digital deck of 80 cards to use in person or online.

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5 x activities (20-45+ minutes)
Suitable for face to face (5) & online (2) sessions

5 ways to use Story Cubes with groups

Do you have story cubes lying around that you could be making more use of?  Or maybe you’ve been looking for an excuse to get some?!

Grab your cubes and grab these 5 creative ways to use them.

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5 x activities (20-30 minutes each)
Suitable for face to face (5) and online (4) sessions

Story Cube BUNDLE

Grab the bundle and make a saving! 

You get 5 ways to use story cubes with groups and Story Cube Cards  for £95 - that's a saving of £20 if bought separately

Online whiteboard background templates

If you're using online whiteboards in your online facilitation, but don't want to start from a blank page each time, then grab these 10 backgrounds that you can use for a variety of exercises.

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Suitable for online sessions

Code Cracker

Code Cracker is a game to test teamwork and behaviours. Two groups will work independently to solve a puzzle and reveal the answer.

They may think they are competing, but they actually need to collaborate in order for them both to win! (But don't tell them that!)

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60 mins
Suitable for online & face to face sessions

Values to Inspire

Values are at the heart of what we do and how we behave – whether we realise it or not!

Creating inspiring values for your team helps create a shared understanding, clear expectations and way to align decisions to reach team goals.

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Half day (3.5 hours)
Suitable for online & face to face sessions

Would you rather...?

Would you rather have awkward “tell me something interesting about yourself” intros or give people a prompt that will start conversations flowing?

Get 150 questions in both print and online format along with 14 different ways to use it!

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14 x activities (5 mins upwards)
Suitable for face to face and online sessions.

Start Stop Continue More Less

This activity is a useful blend of idea generation, review and action planning all rolled into one!  You pick your topic and explore each heading in turn.  It’s particularly useful when you know things need to change for the better!

You’ll get instructions of how you can use this exercise as well as templates for posters and slides.

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30 mins plus
Suitable for online & face to face sessions (3 variations for each)

Behind Your Back feedback

Sometimes people find it hard to give feedback to someone's face.  So here's an alternative - do it behind their back instead!  Turn that hearsay into real-say.

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30 minute activity
Suitable for face to face and online sessions (includes Google Jamboard and Miro templates)

Crucial Conversations

Whether you call them 'difficult', 'challenging' or 'crucial' conversations, they are so important to get right.

This pack gives you a character card deck, scenario cards and 4 x 1 hour (ish) activities you can add to your own workshops as a way to explore these conversations in more depth.

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4 x activities (45 mins upwards)
Suitable for face to face & online sessions

Treasure Hunt

You’re looking for something different to get people moving around, interacting and having fun.

Have you thought about sending your participants on a treasure hunt? 

A treasure hunt is fun.  Plain and simple.  But it can be used for a purpose too.

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From 60 mins
Suitable for face to face sessions

Quickfire Quest

A quick fire game in communication, strategy and teamwork.

A mashup of a traditional scavenger hunt and TV's "The Apprentice" buying task where teams have to think and plan fast, communicate succinctly and then work together to win against other teams.

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30 mins
Suitable for online sessions

The Growth Tree

Exploring growth and opportunities within teams can be a tricky thing.  Everyone has their own idea of what growth means and the scale of what growth means to them.  How do you use this in such a way that helps everyone contribute and see the variety of views?  With The Growth Tree of course!

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65 minute activity
Suitable for face to face sessions (or virtual depending on software available)

The Perfect Team Member

Do you need to explore what makes a great team member in a way that is non confrontational, fun and gets people talking?

(Or change 'perfect team member' to 'perfect anything else that is a job/person/role')

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90 minute session
Suitable for face to face and online sessions.

5 ways to use... Lego cards... with groups

Wondering what to do with those Lego cards you have sitting on the side?  Turn them into a game for your group or team session!

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5 x activities (30 - 60 minutes)
Suitable for face to face sessions.

5 ways to use... toilet rolls... with groups

Looking for a creative activity for your group or team session?  Want to use something you can get your hands on easily?  What about toilet rolls?!

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5 x activities (30 - 60 minutes)
Suitable for virtual and face to face sessions.

Christmas Party Pack

Not able to have your Christmas party in person this year but don't want to do yet another zoom call of nothingness?

What if you could jazz up your zoom party with some fun and games?

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10 mins +
Suitable for online & face to face sessions
Categories: Just for fun / Team Culture

Playing with Strengths

Playing with Strengths is a physical deck of cards you can use to explore strengths.  Not just the surface strengths, but the true strengths inside you.

Use them by yourself in 1:1s or with groups.

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Min 30 mins
Suitable for online & face to face sessions

Playdate - Idea Buster

An idea buster is a one hour online 1:1 session where we generate, develop or structure ideas in your chosen topic.

We can start from scratch on a topic of your choice or we can take all the ideas you already have and develop them, adding some structure as we go.

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One hour 1:1
Online session

Playdate - 5 day challenge Buster

If you’re wanting to create your own 5 day challenge but don’t know how to structure, design or run it then this is for you!  I work with you to design a 5 day challenge suited to you & your audience that is clear, structured and fun.

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2-2.5 hour 1:1
Online session

Playdate - Tailored (in time and contents!)

In a tailored Playdate we’ll work together to design & develop your workshop, course or programme as if we were a super-team.

We can focus on whichever area you feel you’d like support with most.

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90 mins / half day / full day 1:1
Online session (face to face when it's allowed)

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