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Count the Squares – Free Energiser

Duration: 10 - 15 minutes

Intended for:

Participants in training sometimes need a challenge that is a little removed from the subject matter. This can help to lubricate their thought processes and also help to re-focus them when necessary. This tried and tested energiser works very well and can be used in almost any programme.

Training course contents:

A set of instructions for the energiser, ‘Count the Squares’ can be downloaded as a Word document for free from the link below, or you can use the notes provided here…

Resources Needed:

Count the Squares Handout (available for free from the link below)


1. Show the group the picture of the large square.

2. Ask: “How many squares are there?” Get them to call out their answers.

As they answer ask: “Any more?” until they get the right answer of 30.

The 30 squares are made up as follows:

• 16 x Individual squares

• 1 x big square

• 9 squares of four each

• 4 squares of nine each


Use this energiser to provide participants with a challenge that will help to lubricate their thought processes.

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Count the Squares – Free Energiser


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