Saturday, March 14, 2009

    COMMUNITY BUILDER: Connectivity

    Think your group knows all there is to know about each other? Find out with this simple ice breaker.

    Set out a line or semi-circle of chairs, one chair for each participant. Invite the first person to sit in one of the chairs and begin telling about him or herself, perhaps sharing things the others in the group may not already know (i.e. favorite classes, places they have travelled, what they like to do in their free time). Once the next person in line hears something that they have in common with person one, person two sits next to them, identifies what they have in common, and begins introducing him or herself. When person three hears something they have in common with person two, they sit and introduce themselves. The game continues until everyone is seated. A simple game to play that is inviting to both regular members and visitors.