Idea #1 : Mood of the Day - Play Cards

We all check the mood in our team. But we do not often measure them and yet it can be very beneficial in the long term, especially if you want to avoid risks and disengagement. The “Mood of the Day”, also known as Niko-niko in agile frameworks, is a great tool for it.

When use the Mood of the day?

  • At the end of a kick-off or decisive meetings
  • At the beginning of daily or weekly meeting
  • Whenever you need a strong consensus and involvement of the participants


This article will help you design your own Mood of the Day set of cards and is an inspiration for you to create your own creative content 🙌


For this activity, you will need:

  • Playtime suggested: 10 minutes
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Level of difficulty: easy
  • Material needed: around 10 Play Cards, pens (included in the Toolkit)


Get some inspiration

What kind of atmosphere do you want to settle? 🚀

Draw and write different options of moods on one side of the Play Cards (it could be faces, weathers or just words). Then use them as an ice breaker for a meeting, the starting point of a discussion, moments of self check-ins or collecting feedback!

Name your challenge

According to the theme that you chose to use for your Play Cards, you can use a Title card to write down the name of your activity.

For example, you can call it « Weather time », « Mood of the Day check-in » or « Rate your experience »

 Finish your cards and play on!

You are ready to finish the preparation for your activity! To do so, use 1 card for each mood you decided to represent. You should have between 4-8 cards in the end.


Don’t hesitate to add a personal touch to them like drawings, use different colors or add stickers!

Get your Play Cards Toolkit to build your own Mood of the Day cards!
Share your creation on Instagram @plushnuggets!

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