Scavenger Hunt

Have each participant write down their name and an obscure fact about themselves that few people know about. These are then typed up on a sheet of paper, but with the names left blank. Hand out the sheets to all the participants and tell them that they are to match the obscure facts with everyone's name. This could be done in two ways, one way is to have everyone just guess and see how many they get right. Afterwards they could discuss first impressions and stereo typing.

People To People:

Everyone is directed to pair off and an odd number is needed so there is one person left standing in the middle of the group. The person who does not have a pair then calls out directions for the partners such as nose to nose, finger to forehead, ankle to shoulder, etc. (body parts to body parts.) The partners will do whatever the person in the middle calls out (like Simon Says).

Favorite Songs:

The object of Favorite Songs is to collect all of the songs that your group holds dear to them, for one reason or another, or that best represents them or the organization. For a surprise, this should be done with no explanation as to why. After all the music has been collected, put it all together on a mp3 player. Play the music for the group and have them guess which music belongs to which group member. Then have the group member explain why they chose that particular piece of music.

Getting To Know You better:

This is great for a group to get to know each other a little better!
Divide a large group of people into smaller groups and have them answer the following questions listed below and then have each group share their answers.
Personal:
- A moment in my childhood I'll never forget
- What I wanted to be when I grew up, what I want to be now
- The best time of my life was...

Organizational:
- My expectations of the group
- What I can give to the group
- Something that bothers me about the group
- I will strive to...

Do You Love Your Neighbor?

All group members form a circle with one person left in the middle of the circle. The caller (the person in the middle) says, "Hi, my name is...!" Everyone else repeats the caller's name aloud, (Hi...). Then the caller goes up to another member in the circle and asks the person their name. The person tells the caller their name, then the caller asks the person if he/she loves his/her neighbors (the two people on either side). If the person loves his/her neighbors, then he/she says, "Yes, I love my neighbors, but I don't like people who are wearing tennis shoes.

What is My Crazy Line?

Ice Breaker Activities- What is My Crazy Line?
Purpose: Communication
Group Size: 4+ (in pairs)

Level: Basic

What do you need for this Fun icebreaker activity? Sentences prepared ahead of time

How much time does it take? 20+ minutes (10 minutes of prep time)

Description of this Fun ice breaker activity:

hand tapping & circle intro

hand tapping
needs a group of people at least 4-6 a table.
everyone sits around the table, place the hands on the table. palms down.
each person puts their left hand over the person to their left's right hand . tapping begins in a clockwise manner, anyone at any time can tap twice and the tapping goes rouind in the opposite direction. A person looses a hand when they forget to tap (they put it behind their back) Winner is person with hands still tapping
Christine Hepple from hartlepool

journaling

journaling is a really cool way for young people to learn, remember and build friendships.
However many people don't like to write. These fun and unusual ideas will encourage them in telling their life stories.

Returning to Normal

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