Category

Icebreakers

Are You More Like?

Type of Activity: Icebreaker Props Needed: None Set-Up: Need a mid-size open area. Plays well with 8 to 25 (or more) for 15 to 20

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Digital Contract

Type of Activity: Frontloading/Processing/Debriefing Props Needed: None Set-Up: No special space requirements. You can present this one to any number of people – takes 15

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The Chicken Game

Type of Activity: Frontloading / Icebreaker / Group gathering / Processing Props Needed: None Set-Up: It is best to have enough room for the group

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Conflict Resolution Thumball™

Conflict Resolution Thumball™ Type of Initiative:    Icebreaker, Problem Solving, Processing tool Purpose:   Here is a truly unique tool to help organizations and individuals resolve a

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All Mixed Up

 Source:  Setting the Conflict Compass, by Cummings, Anderson  This activity is a lot like the popular game of Scrabble™ and is a great way to get people working

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Medieval Evolution

Type of Initiative:  Energizer, Icebreaker, Math Skills Source:  Playing With A Full Deck, by Michelle Cummings Props Needed:  playing cards, 5-6 cards per participant Group Size:  Best

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The Conductor

Type of Activity:  Time Filler, Consensus Building Source:  Playing With A Full Deck, by Michelle Cummings Props Needed:  playing cards, one per participant Group Size: 

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As If

Type of Activity: Icebreaker, Conflict Prevention, Bullying Prevention Props Needed: None Group Size:   2–100 Directions: Divide your group into pairs.  Begin this activity by letting

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4 of a Kind

Type of Initiative:  Icebreaker, Energizer Source:  Playing With A Full Deck, by Michelle Cummings Group Size:  Best played with 16 or more players. Props Needed: 

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Card Groupings

Card Groupings Type of Initiative:  Icebreaker Source:  Playing With A Full Deck, by Michelle Cummings and The Possiblesbag Teambuilding Kit Activity Manual, Chris Cavert Group

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Get It Back

Type of Initiative: Icebreaker Group Size: 10-52 participants Props Needed: playing cards, one per participant Playing the Game: Deal a Card to each player in

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Playing Card Mixers

Type of Initiative:  Icebreaker Group Size:  2-104 participants Props Needed:  playing cards, one per participant Playing the Game:  The first 30 minutes of any program

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Buzz Ring

Buzz Ring Talking in Circles  Source:  Introduced by Pat Rastall; further developed by Michelle Cummings Published in:   A Teachable Moment, pg.67-68, Cain, Cummings, Stanchfield and  Setting

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Arrows

Type of Initiative: Opening activity Purpose: We like to use Arrows at the beginning of a program to introduce how easy it can be to

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Handshakes

Handshakes and Greetings This is one of our absolute favorite icebreaker activities.  Handshakes are quite simply a great way to mix and greet folks. They

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52 Card Pick Up – new

Type of Activity:  Problem Solving Props Needed:  Stack the Deck cards.  The 52 Card Pick Up section is located in the upper right hand corner

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Tell a Story Cards

Type of Activity:  Icebreaker, Wellness & Recovery Timeline:  Before Lesson Group size:  8-50 Props Needed: Picture cards, or cut pictures out of a magazine. You

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Icebreaker Prompts

Directions: Invite participants to take turns answering the icebreaker question prompts.  Utilize the Training Wheels Virtual Playground Activities, such as the Icebreaker Wheelies. For large

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