Make your own conversation ball! Write any question you can think of on a ball, then get in a circle and toss it around. Whoever catches it has to answer the question under their right thumb. Great icebreaker!
Borax snowflakes - If you have Borax at home, you SO need to do this with the kids. Do it after dinner, and by breakfast the kids will be amazed at what has happened! We have 8 snowflakes hanging in our window just a-sparkling away!