These activities can be useful as getting to know you activites, breaking through participation shyness or develop teams and groups.
Participants partner up. Ask them to turn back-to-back and change 3 things about their appearance, Partners turn around when ready and try to guess the 3 things that have been changed.
To Tell the Truth
Each person writes three unknown facts about themselves. Two statements are true and one is false. Leader gathers and reads the cards aloud. Group guesses who wrote the card and which item is a lie.
Ideas for Forming a Team
Give each person a card with a body part written or illustrated (head, leg. Etc.). They must find others to form a body. OR Give each person a card with a character on it that matches a show or book. Teams could be Winnie the Pooh characters, Peanuts etc.,
Participants sit in circle. The first person introduces themselves and a descriptive tem that starts with the same letter. Example: Jolly Joni, Patient Patty, etc., You may wish to ask each person to list all the names that came before them.
Give each person two differently colored note cards and some tape. Use only a total of 5-7 different colors. Each person is to tape the card to two places on their bodies. When everyone has taped on the cards, challenge the group to line up, matching (and touching) their card to someone else’s of the same color.
Give each person an index card or name tag and marker. Ask them to design a picture or logo to represent themselves. A logo should reflect their personality, their interests, major or any thing they would like other people to know about them. Allow time for sharing.
Place colored cards in a basket. Each person removes a card and shares something with the group according to what color they picked out.
Red-tell us something that makes you angry
Orange-tell us something that motivates you
Yellow-tell us something that always cheers you up
Green- tell us what you would do if you won a lot of money
Blue-tell us a dream or fantasy for your future
Purple-tell us what you would change if you were the president
Give each person 10 pennies or candies Ask participants to sit in a circle and give one person a paper bag. That person is first. They will state something they have done or a skill they have. (traveled overseas, plays piano) Anyone and all that can also make this statement add a penny to the bag. Everyone who has done this puts another penny in the center. Pass the bag around until someone has used all of his or her pennies.