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Icebreakers – What’s Your Line?

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 15 to 20 minutes depending on group size Goal: To build group cohesion through fun and teamwork and to showcase creativity within the group Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: This is a very fast-paced exercise and people will move around a lot. People generally come […]

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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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Icebreakers – Concentric Circles

Group Size: 10 or more (depends on space available) Time Needed: 10 to 15 minutes Goal: To help group get to know each other (great for first day introductions!) Audience: Couples, Singles, Parents, Teens, Children Special Considerations: Consider the education levels of your group members before you pick this activity. This activity is very loud. […]

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Icebreakers – Pick A Card To Get To Know You

Group Size: 1 to 50+ Time Needed: 15 minutes Goal: To allow participants to get to know each other Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: One deck of cards Step-by-Step Instructions Have each member of the class draw a card from the deck. Each participant has to tell as many […]

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Icebreakers – Couple Name Tag Guessing Game

Group Size: 11 to 50 Time Needed: 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size of group Goal: To help participants get acquainted and have fun Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Children Special Considerations: Choose couples that will be recognizable to your audience; be sensitive to age, ethnicity, generation, etc. Co-facilitators can play the game with the […]

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Icebreakers – Playdough Introductions

Group Size: 1 to 25 Time Needed: 10 minutes Goal: To help participants get to know each other Audience: Parents, Couples, Teens, Singles, Children Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: Play Dough Step-by-Step Instructions Before class, place a large ball of play dough (in a baggie) in front of each seat. You can usually divide one […]

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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 – 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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