Often, when you bring together a new group of children/young people or even adults, it can be hard to get them to integrate and chat. They naturally migrate to people they know. Icebreakers play an important part in helping to get young people to connect with each other in a group setting. It is a great way to involve the shy and quieter ones as well as encouraging team play with each other. It also promotes listening, cooperation and social skills.
Here is a collection of some well-known and some lesser known suggestions!
About the Author:
Tirzah L Jones was raised in Shropshire, England, where her father was the minister at Wem Baptist Church. It was in Wem she was converted at a young age and first began teaching in Sunday School and the youth groups. Tirzah did a Ba Hons in Theological Studies at the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, Bryntirion, after which she spent time in South Wales working in various youth groups. During this time Tirzah gained a CELTA qualification. In 2007 Tirzah became the full-time youth worker at Kesgrave Baptist Church, Ipswich, and now works as Director of Youth Ministries for Day One Christian Ministries.