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The M&M Game

This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves. If some students do not like chocolate you could use Skittles instead. 0642

"Two Truths and a Lie" icebreaker - Everyone in a circle says 2 truths and 1 lie about themselves, and everyone else tries to guess the lie. Click the pin for info; image from http://letterboxcity.com/2011/01/two-truths-and-a-lie/

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Conversation Jenga!!! A fun way to play Jenga as well as get your students thinking and talking! Also a great ice breaker for staff trainings!

http://christiancamppro.com/do-you-trust-me-4-trust-building-activities/ - Trust building activities are a great way to build trust between people that have just met, and get them to form a bond, loosen up and have fun. These activities are best done after initial icebreakers to get the participants to trust each other and feel comfortable during the games. Rush Hour Traffic In this [...]

Wall of happiness. What makes you smile? A good bulletin board idea. This could even be used to help decorate the hall.

Really Cool Ice Breaker Games: these would be fabulous for team building at the beginning of the school year

Toss 'n Talk ball. Have them sit in a circle and toss the ball around. Whichever question is under their right thumb has to be answered. Would be fun for FHE or just play time.

Here is what you do. You send around a bowl of skittles without telling them that it is part of your game. You do tell them not to eat their skittles yet though. So, after everyone has a bunch of skittles you explain that for every skittle they have, they need to tell something about themselves. For every red skittle, you tell embarrassing moments or memorable moments in your life. For every orange skittle, you tell a goal that you have. For every purple skittle, you tell an achievement…

Conversation jenga. This would be great for the beginning of the year - or anytime as a community builder.