“I’m five minutes to group and I don’t have an icebreaker!”
This post is part of an experiment to bring together what IASWG members in the field have told us they want most, time and again. Icebreakers are a pivotal part of the opening ritual of many good groups (especially with kids and teens).
Although groups may form an opening ritual of their own devising over the course of the group lifecycle, icebreakers can provide that extra support that fledgling groups may need to get there. Sometimes icebreakers, also called “warm ups”, become incorporated into the group ritual and become a part of group culture. Whatever the case, they’re important and they seem to be available in abundance only when we don’t need them. IASWG Massachusetts is hoping to gather links to different activities that are available freely on the web. We hope that you will bookmark this page and keep in on your phone or desk computer for those moments when you’re five minutes away from blast off and don’t have a ship, so to speak.
If you have ideas for absolute favorite icebreakers, please let me know here. Put “icebreaker” in the message body, and you may find it up on our many social media feeds.
While initiatives are rolling to aggregate icebreakers and practice tips from members and practitioners around the world on the IASWG wesbite, we at Mass Chapter have decided to start the ball rolling using Pinterest. If you are unfamiliar with Pinterest, just click on any of the pictures in the box below, they will take you to the IASWG MA Pinterest board.
Cheers and Happy New Year 2014!