Activity #3: Icebreaker Thumball
The name says it all! One of the best “icebreakers” ever! Learn more about yourself and others with participation in this team building activity. Allows all ages to get to know each other.
Type of Activity: Get to Know You, Ice Breaker Tool
Props Needed: Thumball
Set Up: The easiest way to play is to get the participants into a circle and ask them to toss the ball to one another. Whenever the ball is caught, ask that person to look underneath their right thumb for the category.
Process: Have each participant have a chance to catch the ball and ask them to each introduce themselves with what they would like to be called and then the answer to the category their thumb landed on. If the participant does not like the category they can quickly toss the ball to themselves for a new category to answer.
Variations: Find Everyone Who- Facilitator uses the ball to pick category for the group. Example “favorite childhood toy” Participants will have a second to think about what their “favorite childhood toy” was and then mingle with the rest of the group to see if they can find anyone else who has the same toy in mind. Once in a group have them stand together so there is distinction between the groups and then facilitator tosses ball again for a new category. You can also create your own categories if you would like.