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Icebreakers – Self Esteem Toilet Paper Game

Group Size: 5 to 15; however a larger group can be broken down into smaller groups of 8 to 10 Time Needed: 15 to 25 minutes depending on group size Goal: To get to know each other, provide group cohesion, and build self-esteem Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: If you feel that […]

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Group Cohesion – Birth Order Get-Together

Group Size: 11 to 50 Time Needed: 10 to 30 minutes, depending on size of group Goal: To develop group cohesion and bonding Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: If people have painful childhood memories this activity may cause old wounds to resurface. Encourage participants to demonstrate utmost sensitivity and empathy towards each […]

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Group Cohesion – Chain Link

Group Size: 26 to 50 Time Needed: 21+ minutes Goal: Build group cohesion by establishing “links” to other group members Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Children, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: None Step-by-Step Instructions Ask participants to divide into groups of about 10 to 15 people (depending on total group size). Explain that this activity […]

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Group Cohesion – Constellations

Group Size: 50 or more Time Needed: 21+ minutes Goal: People connect and work together to create a night sky Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Some participants may not be familiar with constellations so you may need to present an overview at the beginning of the exercise. Some nationalities and cultures may […]

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Group Cohesion – Doodling Table Mats

Group Size: 11 to 25 Time Needed: Throughout the duration of class Goal: Explore an activity for creative expression and to relieve stress Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: Butcher/craft paper cut to fit tables, colored markers or crayons, tape to secure paper to table Step-by-Step Instructions Cover each table before […]

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Icebreakers – Bowl of Questions

Group Size: 3 to 20 Time Needed: 15 to 30 minutes depending on group size Goal: To provide a creative icebreaker for the class Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed:  One large bowl, Strips of paper, Bag of candy Step-by-Step Instructions Before class, fill a bowl with a number of […]

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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 – 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 – M&M Game

Group Size: 3 to 20 Time Needed: 15 to 30 minutes depending on group size Goal: To provide a creative icebreaker for the class Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: One large bag of M&M’s Step-by-Step Instructions Pass the bag of M&M’s around the group and instruct participants to take […]

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