Top 10

Type of strategy: Energizers and State Changers

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

Learning styles: EN: Extraversion and IntuitionES: Extraversion and Sensing

This is an energizer to use when the group needs a shot of energy.


Time: 10 minutes


  1. Divide the group into small teams of 4-6.
  2. Challenge the teams to create a list of the top 10 countries that consume sports and/or enrgy drinks.  Or the top 10 countries that produce coffee.  Or any other top 10 list that you can find.
  3. Put on a timer for 2 1/2 minutes.
  4. After time is up, share the top 10 list and award one point for each country they have on their list that is also on the master list. Award two points if the country is in the same numbered slot as the master list.
  5. Teams total their points to determine the winning team.



You can award prizes to the winning group.  You may also just want to have the group reflect on what it did to the energy in the room. How can we personally apply this to our classrooms and  jobs?


Top Ten Coffee Producers as of 2013

  1. Brazil
  2. Vietnam
  3. Columbia
  4. Indonesia
  5. Peru
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Mexico
  8. India
  9. Guatemala
  10. Uganda


Adrianne Roggenbuck: The Bob Pike Group

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns