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Icebreakers – Name Tag Mixer

Group Size: 11 to 50 Time Needed: 10 to 20 minutes depending on size of group Goal: To get to know each other Audience: Couples, Children, Teens, Parents Special Considerations: This activity can get loud depending on the size of the group. Resources Needed: Name tags, Markers Step-by-Step Instructions As each participant registers for class, […]

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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 – “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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Icebreakers – A Day in My Life

Group Size: 11 to 25 Time Needed: 11 to 20 minutes Goal: Get to know each other and have fun Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Singles Special Considerations: This is a fun and creative exercise, but it may not be appropriate to use with a group that is dealing with a lot of hostility or couples […]

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