Break it Down

Category: Songs

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Tune *if you know the tune please provide it in the comments below*
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me, Actions, Yells, Chants, and Cheers
Actions See lyrics below
Similar Songs

Lyrics

Break it down, break, break it down
Break it down, break, break it down
Hey _____
Hey what?
Hey _____ Continue reading

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Telephone

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune None
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me, Yells, Chants, and Cheers
Actions None
Similar Songs Name Song

Lyrics

*Note: this song helps to fill time in between activities. You start by calling one camper/counselor’s name and then they choose the next person. This song can also be used as an Icebreaker to help learn names.*

LEADER: Hey Johnny!
“JOHNNY”: Someone’s calling my name
LEADER: Hey Johnny!
“JOHNNY”: I think I hear it again
LEADER: You’re wanted on the telephone
“JOHNNY”: If it’s not Alice, then I’m not home

LEADER: Hey Alice!
“ALICE”: Someone’s calling my name
LEADER: Hey Alice!
“ALICE”: I think I hear it again
LEADER: You’re wanted on the telephone
“ALICE”: If it’s not Michael, then I’m not home

LEADER: Hey Michael!
*etc*

My Name Is?

Type of Game: Just Meeting, Icebreaker Games
Number of Participants: works best with a smaller group
Materials: none
Where to Play: inside or outside

How to Play:
Each person in the group states their name and an adjective that describes them. The adjective must start with the same letter as their name.

For example, Joyful Jennifer or Patient Peter.

Try to call each other by these descriptive names for the rest of the day!

Suggestions/Corrections:
Please leave a comment below!

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