Ice Breakers

Purpose – To help students in a fun and effective way begin to interact and begin to feel comfortable getting to know one another so they feel ready to engage during the club meeting.

1) Interview a stranger
Get to know someone in the group you don’t know by asking them to share three things that would be interesting or someone wouldn’t believe was true and then introduce your new friend to the group.

2) Reverse Charades
Instead of one person acting out a clue for a team to guess, a team acts out clues for one person to guess. Now everyone is in on the fun! In 60 seconds, teams attempt to guess as many words or phrases as they can.

3) Electric Current
Form two lines of at least 7 students but the more the better. Have the two lines of students join hands (keeping two lines separate). Have one leader hold the hands of the two ‘front’ or ‘starting’ students. The leader squeezes the hand of the students. The first line to finish wins!

4) Statue Game
Play Music – Stop – McDonalds, Fire Hydrant, Monkey on Back, Bunk Beds, Baby in Cradle. Everybody forms a couple. Play the music and mix up students in a circle following one another. When the music stops the students find their partner and form the whatever statue that the leader calls out. The last couple to finish drops out to the game. Last couple standing wins.

5) Rock Paper Scissors
and line up behind the person who beat you.

6) Team Relay
Peanut Butter, Pretzels, Gum. Form teams of 5 or more students. Each student must eat a spoon of peanut butter, two pretzels and then chew a piece of gum and blow a bubble. The next student on team then does the same thing. They must go sequentially. One student at a time for each team. First team to go through all of their students wins.

7) Would you Rather Questions
Read from “would you rather” book and have students move together in response to questions.

8) Minute to Win it games

9) Linking arms in small groups
Students form teams of of 4-8 students. Each team sits on the ground in a circle linking arms with their backs toward one another. The first team to stand up together without breaking the link wins.

10) Trivia – Entertainment / Sports/ Music