Icebreaker Activities/Games

Help "break the ice" and get to know each other!


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Hula Hoop Pass

Outdoor, Group Icebreaker for Any Age

Stand in a circle holding hands then use body movements and teamwork to move a hula-hoop (or two!) around the circle!

Activity Details
Instructions
  • Stand in a circle holding hands with a Hulu hoop around connected hands
  • Choose a direction and use teamwork and body movements to move the hula hoop over each kid's body to the next kid without breaking the circle
  • For fun, time the group to see how fast the kids can move the Hula hoop around the circle! Try to set new records.
  • For another fun twist, use a 2nd hula hoop of a different size which passes the other direction around the circle.
Equipment
  • Hula Hoop
  • If using 2 hoops, make sure they're different sizes so one can pass through the other.

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Name & An Action

Fun IceBreaker for all ages - Great for helping kids get to know each other's names!

Activity Details
Instructions
  • Have the group stand in a circle The first person says their name then does an action (Ex: clap, snap, spin, etc.)
  • The second person repeats the first person's name & action, then says their own name and adds their own action.
  • Continue with each person around circle. Each new person must say all the names and do the appropriate actions of everyone before them!

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