Tuesday, October 30, 2012


What are they used for? 
Ice breakers are used to help participants know one another through mingling and interacting with each other.
They can also be used to set the context for the trip/event, and is a good way to introduce the event's facilitators.

What do they incorporate? 
We can incorporate elements such as rewards into the game to serve as an incentive.
Ice breakers should be active and allow all participants to join in the fun at all times!
They should also be safe.

When will they be used? 
In the trip, any group can tap into this pool of ice breakers to either get comfortable with the students, or  take a break from the intensive lessons.
The icebreakers can also serve as a mean of games if you have finished the lesson early.

What are some details we should note for this trip's icebreakers? 
Due to the communication barrier, ice breakers should be explain-able in sign language or simple english (After translation).
Students are encouraged to combine subjects with these ice breakers to further engage the students in learning through activities.

Available Ice Breakers: 
1. Moonball – Keep the ball off the ground at all times
-Moonball can be played with a twist. For example, the participants can only use feet to keep the ball up in the air
-Math can be incorporated into this game (Making them count while playing)

2. Monkey – Do not let the monkey catch the ball
-Monkey may take time to explain
-Math can be incorporated into this game

3. Hammock-Ball – A game of tennis with a large garbage bag as your racquet
-Explanation is easy, as we can demonstrate it to them
-Logistics needed: Garbage Bags

4. Dog and Bone – Children rush to get the 'bone' when their number is called out
-Math can be incorporated (identification of numbers)
-Space needed
-We can use other codenames instead of numbers to change the game

5. People-squeezing – Fit as many people into the given square as possible
-Fun, quick game
-Some children may not understand

6. Fire-Earthquake-Hunter – Children react to a given command
-Commands can be changed to incorporate lessons
-Gets children energized

7. Duck Duck Goose – The goose chases an innocent duck to sit in its nest
-Commands can be changed to incorporate lessons
-Children learn to recite words
-Explanations may be tough but will be smooth if successful

Any more ideas? Feel free to comment and add on to the list ^^ 

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