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Icebreakers – Creative Name Tags

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 10 minutes Goal: To help participants get to know each other Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: It is very important to keep participants focused on describing positive things about themselves. You will need a lot of table space. With two facilitators, one can walk around […]

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Icebreakers – Get to Know You Bingo

Group Size: 11 to 51+ participants Time Needed: 5 to 20 minutes (depends on size of group) Goal: To help group get to know each other Audience: Couples, Singles, Parents, Teens, Children Special Considerations: It can get loud. Be mindful of your participants’ education levels and English proficiency; this activity may not be appropriate for […]

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Icebreakers – Everyone has a Story

Group Size: 10 to 30 Time Needed: 15 minutes or more depending on how many stories you choose to share Goal: To get to know each other Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: If working with couples or families, make sure they know to write stories only about themselves. A good rule is […]

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Icebreakers – First Impressions

Group Size: 10 or more Time Needed: 10 to 20 minutes Goal: To help group members get to know each other Audience: Couples, Singles, Parents, Teens, Children Special Considerations: This can get loud. Actively make sure only nice things are being written. This activity is great for first day introductions. With two facilitators, both can […]

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Icebreakers – Goodbyes

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 20 to 30 minutes depending on individual group size Goal: To get to know each other; it also helps participants start thinking about what they hope to gain from the group or class. Additionally, it is a great activity for goal setting. Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Singles Special […]

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Icebreakers – “Remember When” Penny

Group Size: 1 to 50 Time Needed: 5 to 10 minutes Goal: To get to know each other Audience: Couples, Singles, Parents (works best for middle-aged to older adults) Special Considerations: Occasionally a participant may pick a year that is emotionally difficult to talk about. Always allow them to switch for another penny. This is […]

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