Snowballs

Snowballs Have each participant write a fact about themselves on an 8 ½ x 11 white sheet of paper. (Excellent use of scrap paper!) Make sure they know the fact will be shared and used to identify them. Do not put a name on the paper. (Younger participants can draw a...

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet If the group is large, you may want to divide it into several gauntlets. If the group is young, you may want to divide the boys and girls. This will take considerable room. Create a gauntlet of participants by forming two lines, facing one another. Space...

Group Thumb Wars

Group Thumb Wars Line up your group in 2 lines facing each other. The players facing each other are partners. Have the partners spread out from the other partners so they don’t easily hear another partner group sharing. If you have an odd number of players, then one...

Platforms and Promises

Platforms and Promises Set the stage for an election with your group. You can choose or create a position that all the participants will run for such as “President”, Principal” or “Activities Director”. You may also allow each person to run for whatever office they...

A Song In Your Heart

A Song In Your Heart Ask the group to name some songs that were written about places. After they have named several, explain that people write songs about places that mean something to them. It may be where they met someone special or did something totally new. Have...

Cartoon “Character”

Cartoon “Character” Discuss famous cartoon characters from Looney Tunes to Disney. Once you have named several characters, allow time for each person to decide which cartoon character they would like to be and what their most visible and positive character...