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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Beach Ball Toss

Group Size: 1 to 25 Time Needed: 10 to 20 minutes (depends on group size) Goal: To get to know the members of the group Audience: Couples, Parents, Teens, Children Special Considerations: This activity can be used as a great energy booster when class energy seems low. Co-facilitators can demonstrate the activity together. Resources Needed: […]

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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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Icebreakers – Birth Order Groups

Group Size: 15 to 60 Time Needed: 11 to 20 minutes Goal: Encourage group cohesion in a fun and informative way Audience: Couples, Teens, Parents, Singles Special Considerations: None Resources Needed: Flip chart or paper, markers or pen/pencil Step-by-Step Instructions Assign three corners of the room for different categories of birth order. For example, one […]

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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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