Home » Downloads » Free Training Resources » Free Energiser Activities » St Ives – Free Energiser

St Ives – Free Energiser

Duration: 5 - 10 minutes

Intended for:

This free energiser provides a little head-scratcher for participants and can be used as a pick me up after a break or to inject a bit of interest at any point.

Training course contents:

You can download a set of instructions for the energiser, ‘St. Ives’ from the link at the bottom of this page, or just follow the instructions below.


Some may remember this old nursery rhyme that provides a bit of a puzzle. Pose the question to your participants and then watch them kick themselves when you give them the answer (or someone clever spots it).

As I was going to St. Ives,

I met a man with seven wives,

And every wife had seven sacks,

And every sack had seven cats,

Every cat had seven kits,

Kits, cats, sacks, wives,

How many were going to St. Ives?



As it was you that was going to St. Ives and along the way you met the others, it is likely that they weren’t going to St. Ives. Therefore, the answer is 1 – you!


This simple energiser is useful where you want to help focus participants during a training course.

Sign up to receive notification of our future free training updates and a chance to win a set of training materials!

St Ives – Free Energiser


The benefits of our course materials

Accredited training materials
Editable design & material
Reusable training course content
Interactive & engaging
Affordable and easy to use
Restriction free - use as needed
Instant arrival - download now
Saves time - focus on delivery
Great prices


Subscribe to the Trainer Bubble mailing list to receive updates on new products, special offers and all the latest industry news sent right to your inbox.