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?