Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ice Breakers are FUN!

One of the first things I do in every group is an icebreaker of course!  Icebreakers are so important as they help put students at ease, and set the tone that group is a fun place to be!

One of my favorite icebreakers is Two Truths and a Lie. It is played as follows:

1. Ask students to think of three statements about themselves.  Two of those statements should be something true about who they are, what they like to do, eat, or play. The other statement should be a lie.

2.  Have one student at a time announce their three statements to the group.

3. The remaining group members guess which statements are true and which one is the lie.

Students just LOVE this!

In any group,  it is always a goal of mine to make it feel different then class, more special, more intimate, more fun! Icebreakers are so important in achieving this goal.  What is your favorite icebreaker?


  1. I love the one where you introduce yourself, then trade names with a hand shake. So . . . I'm bubbly Barbara and you're joyful Jennifer. Once we shake hands and tell each other our names, I become joyful Jennifer and you become bubbly Barbara. Then we introduce ourselves to someone else. The game continues for a specified amount of time OR until someone gets their name back. Instead of names, you can also use this with sparkle words, adjectives or nicknames, even favorites like favorite animal, favorite ice cream flavor, whatever floats your boat. Kids LOVE this! And it works on their handshakes, eye contact, and memory skills.

  2. LOVE this Barbara! Thanks for sharing :)