Posts Tagged ‘mixer’

All play: Human Keypad

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Tape a large card bearing a letter of the alphabet to each person’s arm. Give each person a small card and a pencil. The goal is for letters to get together and spell words. Once they’ve spelled a word, they write it on their card. Then separate everyone and look for new words.
Award points... See more

Team games: Shuffle the Deck

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Hand everyone a playing card as they come in. When you are ready to form your teams, call out a poker combination that they have to form a group with:e.g. if you want them in threes, call “Three of a Kind”; in fives, call “Full House” (three of a kind plus a pair) or “A flush” (five of... See more

Team games: Puzzle Mixer

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

As young people arrive, give them each the piece to a kid’s jigsaw puzzle (min. 10 pieces, max. 25). Have the same number of puzzles as you want teams (e.g. three). If you have extra puzzle pieces left over, place them back into the correct puzzle frames. When it’s time to form teams, lay out... See more

Icebreakers: These are a few of my favourite things

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Find out a few of each other’s favourite things with this quick get-to-know-you activity.
You'll need a pen and a copy of “My Favourite...” questionnaire (see below for instructions on how to create this), for each student in the room.
Before starting, each student fills... See more

Up Front Games: Blend ‘O’ Rama!

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Blend 'O' Rama is a great up front game that is very entertaining to watch. Find 2-4 students who have strong stomachs.  You know the type - the students that claim they'll do anything!
Place a blender each on a table up front. Have several different edible items placed in a lunch bag for each... See more

All play: Move If

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

Have everyone seated. Instruct people to move according to your directions, if they fit the description. Soon you’ll have some funny pile ups and lots of laughter. Check beforehand for people with a disability or injury that may exclude them.
Move 1 seat to the left if …. you’re wearing... See more