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`40 Icebreakers for Small Groups' is a FREE eBook compiled from several articles
posted on my blog Insight.
These posts continue to be popular, so I thought it might be helpful to put them
together in a FREE resource for you to download. In addition, I've added several new
`bonus' icebreakers which don't appear in the articles!
These 40 icebreakers are simple to use and suitable for a wide age range. They are
great with a small youth group and can be used in a small space! They require very
few props and can easily be used in a home without feeling a hurricane just came
This selection will encourage sharing, openness, listening, cooperation and
discussion, providing a useful `getting to know you' or `group building' introduction
for a small group study or teaching time.
It's probably impossible to say who first thought up any of these icebreakers and
games. Many are based on common party games and adapted through generations
of youth leaders. Most came to me by word of mouth from friends and colleagues, or
seeing them in action.
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Icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people integrate and
connect with one another in a group environment. Icebreakers can also enhance
your teaching by helping to stimulate cooperation and participation. They can
provide positive momentum for small group study and discussion by:
? Helping a new group get to know one another.
? Helping new members to integrate into a group.
? Helping young people feel comfortable together.
? Encouraging cooperation.
? Encouraging listening to others.
? Encouraging working together.
? Encouraging young people to break out of their cliques.
? Developing social skills.
? Building a rapport with leaders.
? Creating a good atmosphere for learning and participation.
Icebreakers and you
A 10 SECOND CHECK LIST!
? Be enthusiastic, whatever happens, be enthusiastic!
? Choose volunteers carefully and don't cause embarrassment.
? If something is not working move quickly on to the next activity.
? Timing is important. Don't flog them to death. Use only 2 or 3 icebreakers as
a 20-30 minutes introduction to your programme. Finish each icebreaker
while young people are still enjoying it.
? Choose icebreakers appropriate for your age group. No group is the same and
your understanding of what will and will not work with your group is a core
youth work skill.
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Title: 40 Icebreakers for Small Groups
Keywords: Icebreakers and games
Author: Grahame Knox
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