Warm up activities

Pop-up Psychogeography Journey Journal

To invite students to use their bodies to represent, collaboratively, an image of something that is worth discussing.

Click on the CC icon in the bottom right corner of the video to turn on closed captions.  

Pop-up Psychogeography Journey Journal
Educator prep: None
Student prep: None
Breakout rooms
Duration: 5-30 mins

Activity purpose

To inspire creative thinking and act as an ice-breaker.

Useful for

Encouraging divergent thinking and building the ability to storytell.


Not essential, but it would be desirable for participants to watch the video and carry out a short preparatory activity ahead of time.


  • Watch the video
  • Spend 10-20 minutes exploring a place you know well (your room, or a classroom or digital space or your journey to work or school) and thinking of it as a space of wonder, a space of possibility
  • Jot down your ideas about this space (this could be a photograph or a sketch or a map or video or words)
  • Get together live in a group to share and discuss your space and how you’ve depicted it


Around 30 minutes for a small group or breakout room (5 or so participants) with extra time for the preparatory activity.

Technical requirements

For a larger group, breakout rooms would be desirable so that participants have time to share and discuss their response to the brief.

Useful resources


More 'Warm up activities' activities:
Equity Unbound Activity
Tiny Demons/Drawing Monsters
Help people express and face their fears in a way that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Lyse Edwards
Equity Unbound Activity
While We Wait
Make use of the 5-10 minutes before class time or if you give a break in the middle of class.
Jasmina Najjar

Do you have feedback or suggestions?

Share your thoughts, leave a commentx