Tickle Your Fancy

Tickle Your Fancy

Relaxing in the great outdoors doesn’t mean there’s no room for a bit of fun and icebreaking. You don’t need elaborate props to stir the imagination, just a bit of ingenuity and playfulness. In this case, a branch or long piece of grass.

Guide lines
Ready, Steady, Go!

Get on your walking shoes and invite someone along.


I know there are a lot of insects out there, but let’s get some fresh air.

Lend me your ears

Without being noticed while on your walk, casually grab an appropriate tickle stick from the ground.

A little later, and also in a casual style, lift the stick up behind your back without them seeing it and give their ear or side of their head a tickle.

Seal the Deal and Reveal

As soon as they feel the tickle, drop the tickle stick back down to your side opposite them, obscuring it with the other side of your body and leg. Keep the conversation going as you do it.

Add to the deception by swatting at the air as if insects are also bugging you.

Some extra lines you can try

  • It’s just a bit of fun, don’t tell me to buzz off.
  • Thought I’d bug you before the bugs started bugging.
  • Nothing like a tickle to get you smiling.
Alternative ending

How long can you keep the prank going before being discovered? (You’ll be surprised how long if you keep a straight face.)

Alternatively, enlist the help of an accomplice and try it out with both of you doing the tickling on either side of the unsuspecting person.

Anticipated responses and retorts

Do you feel that?

Wasn’t me.

Is that you doing that?

If you tickle me I will I tell you the truth.

Are you hiding something behind your back?

Only some Coolfidence
Good follow ups
When & where
When to use it
  • When you want to make people smile and break the ice.
  • When you want to tickle someone’s fancy.
  • When you want to have some fun.
Where to use it
  • Team building events
  • Outdoors
  • Walking with someone on the street
Getting ready
Items required
  • A stick or a long piece of grass
  • Have the tickle stick hidden behind your back and you are all set.
Training required
  • Try this on a friend and make sure you keep the tickle stick hidden.
Watch out (potential unexpected effects)
  • Some people are very ticklish.

type type

Do It Yourself (DIY)

material material

a thin long stick or long piece of grass

size size

if you can hide it behind your back then you are all good

durability durability

you may need a few more tickle sticks in reserve

source source

the ether

time to impact time to impact

pretty much there and then

size of audience size of audience


possible health risk possible health risk

some people are very ticklish, so be gentle

reusable how many times you can use it

many times

training needed training needed

perhaps try this on a friend first

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