Ice Breaker Acitivity

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BLOW WIND BLOW

For this icebreaker game you'll need to set up your chairs in a circle facing inwards. Make sure there is one less chair than there are players.

Select one player to start off in the middle. They must begin by calling out "Blow wind blow". The rest of the group must respond "blow what?" Then the middle player can say some kind of conditional statement like "everyone with red hair" or "everyone not wearing shoes". All the players that fit into that category must get up and switch chairs with another player. This allows a chance for the middle player to steal a chair also. Once everyone has finished switching as quickly as possible, there will be one player left stuck in the middle. Then the process repeats!

Teeth

Everyone sits in a circle. Each player chooses a fruit or vegetable. Player A says their fruit/veggie, then the player's fruit/vegie that they want to pass it on to... ie Player A says "Strawberry strawberry, broccoli broccoli" player B says "broccoli broccoli, carrot carrot"... and so on.

What makes this game interesting is that you can't show your teeth at any point(which you do by pulling your lips over your teeth). If you do happen to show your teeth and get caught by anyone, you alert the group by screaming "teeth teeth" and flapping your arms at the player like wings (making sure you don't show your teeth in the process!). Depending on how you want to play, you can do elimination or points lost when teeth are shown.

If this gets too easy, get them to grab their tongue or something else to make it harder.

Played with the right group of people, this is an absolutely hilarious game. By substituting vegies with names, this could become a good ice breaker too :D

Secret Identity

Have everyone secretly write down the name of a person on a small piece of paper or a "post-it" note. It has to be a person that everyone in the room would know about - a famous historical figure, an actor or sports celebrity, a politician, etc. Then have them tape the name on the back of the person on their left. 

Everyone goes around and asks people yes or no questions about who is on their back. They can only ask each person one question. The person who can do it in the least number of questions wins.

Balloon War

Material Needed: Different colored balloons, String, a large open area  Time Required: 10-15 minutes
Group Size: 8-50
Purpose: Physical energizer
1. Divide participants up into even teams.
2. Give each team as many balloons of all the same color as there are members, and some string. Make sure you give each team a different color of balloons. 3. Have each team tie the string to their balloon and then to their ankle. 4. Explain that when you give the "go" signal each team must attempt to pop all of the balloons that are a different color than their own. 5. Participants must work in a team to pop other team's balloons without getting their own popped. 6. Once your balloon is popped you must step outside of the playing area. 7. Once only one color of balloon is still in the game, that team wins. Note:

A variation of this game is that after 5 or 10 minutes the team with the most members with balloons still attached wins. Butt Head Tag|
Material Needed: A large open area, a field or a room with few obstacles. Time Required: 10-20 minutes
Group Size:  15-100
Purpose: Physical energizer
1. Make sure everyone feels comfortable with either running or fast walking. 2. Set parameters for the playing field
3. Divide the group in half either by numbering off or another more creative way. (Example: asking who prefers chocolate ice cream to go to one side of the room and everyone who prefers vanilla to the other. You can then even out the numbers by asking one or two people to join the other group. Also, numbers do not have to be exactly even for the start of this game. 4. Once you have two groups, ask all of one group to place their left hand on...
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