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Icebreakers – Who is on the Other Side?

Group Size: 10 to 20 Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To have fun and learn the names of other participants Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: This activity can become very loud with a lot of laughter. It is a good activity to do on the second week or after basic […]

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Group Cohesion – Quotation Game

Group Size: 11 to 50 Time Needed: 5 to 30+ minutes Goal: help participants get acquainted and to build team camaraderie. Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Singles Special Considerations: Make an effort to collect quotations from a multitude of recognizable and yet ethnic diverse celebrities so as to not alienate participants. Resources Needed: Flip Chart pages […]

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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 – Animal Name Game

Group Size: 5 to 25 Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes depending on group size Goal: To provide participants a fun way to learn each other’s names Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: This game can become very loud with lots of laughter. Resources Needed: None Step-by-Step Instructions Have the group form a […]

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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 – Ball Toss Name Game

Group Size: 10 to 15 participants (can go to 20 but challenging) Time Needed: 15 to 20 minutes Goal: To learn each other’s names and experience the difference between chaos and becoming intentional Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Can be loud. Arrange for adequate space to comfortably complete activity. Resources Needed: A […]

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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 – Balloon Name Game

Group Size: 11 to 25 Time Needed: 11 to 20 minutes Goal: Learn each other’s names Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Children, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: One inflated balloon Step-by-Step Instructions Ask participants to stand and form a fairly tight circle. Go around the circle and ask each person to say his or her […]

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Icebreakers – Jigsaw Puzzle

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the group and size of puzzle. For small puzzles 10 minutes is good; for larger puzzles, allow 20 minutes. Goal: To cooperate and to facilitate team building Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: Tables, Small or large […]

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