GIF challenge

Energiser / Warm up, Fun, Icebreaker, Opening

Team – building

Communication, Innovation

Up to 15 min, Up to 30 min, Up to 60 min

6-15 persons




Create space in your agenda for a fun online energizer where participants are encouraged to find creative GIF-based responses to your questions.

Necessary tools (what you need)

  • Pick a videoconferencing tool of your choice.
  • Pick an online whiteboard toolthat allows using large, zooming able canvas.


  1. For this online energizer, set-up an online whiteboard or shared Google Doc where people can post their responses to the challenge.
  2. Post a phrase or statement into the online whiteboard and invite your participants to find a GIF ( is great) and post it into the collaborative space. Your phrase might be something as simple as, “That Monday morning feeling,” or “Good management looks like this.” You can have a couple of questions just for fun, then include some that invite people to creatively respond to organizational challenges and prepare them for your next exercises.
  3. Have your team vote on each round of responses. Use a system such as Mural’s voting session or comments and choose a winner. Run multiple rounds if you have time in your agenda and make it into a tournament!

Tips & Tricks

Fancy something a little different? Try using memes instead of GIFs or add songs to a shared Spotify playlist.

The exercise is successfully completed when? Conclusion?