Animal Tag

Type of Game this is a tag game
# of Participants unlimited
Materials none
Where to Play inside or outside in a space large enough for your group to run around safely

How to Play:
This game is like regular tag except that the person who is “it” gets to choose which animal everyone else (including themselves) will have to emulate.

The “it” person will choose the animal and then give the rest of the participants 3 seconds to re-position themselves. If the “it” person chose ‘turtle’ they would have to chase everyone like a turtle and the participants would have to run away like a turtle. If the animal is one that makes noise, the participants must also make the noise of that animal.

Play continues as long as the participants can come up with new animals!

Video:
This is a great video from Camp Leadership with Forrest Perry facilitating!

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3 Facts

a.k.a “Interview”
Type of Game this is an icebreaker about getting to know each other
Number of Participants unlimited
Materials none
Where to Play inside or outside

How to Play:

Divide the participants into pairs. All of the pairs then spend three minutes interviewing their partners. Each interviewer has to find three interesting facts about their partner.

Everyone gets back together and presents the three facts that they learned about their partner.

This game can drag a bit so make sure you keep everyone moving along.

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Syllables

Type of Game Just Meeting, Circle Game
Number of Participants unlimited, larger groups may want to split into two
Materials none
Where to Play inside or outside

How To Play:
Everyone stands in a circle so that they can all see one another.

Have the participants count the number of syllables in their name and then come up with an action or dance move for each syllable. Once the first participant has said his/her name and performed their action, the whole group repeats it.

The next participant repeats the process and the whole group repeats the second participant’s name/action and then the first participant’s name/action. This continues until the last participant has gone and the group repeats all of the names/actions. Continue reading

My Name is _____ and I Like to _____

Type of Game Just Meeting, Icebreaker Games
Number of Participants unlimited, groups over 30 might want to split into two groups
Materials none
Where to Play inside or outside

How To Play:

Everyone in the group stands in a circle so that they can all see one another.

The first person says, “my name is _____ and I like to _____.” The first blank is their name and the second is a hobby. When they say their hobby, they also do an action that corresponds with that hobby.

The rest of the group says “_____ likes to _____.”

The next person repeats the process with their own name and hobby. The rest of the group then says the first person’s name and hobby followed by the second person’s name and hobby.

After the last person’s turn, the entire group calls out the first person’s name and hobby followed by the names and hobbies of everyone who followed. Continue reading