This icebreaker will help group members understand what it takes to lead a group. Everyone in the group takes a turn leading the group through a simple drill step. Give each person a leadership task, such as the ones listed here:
- Lead everyone in standing in a perfect circle.
- Lead everyone in standing in a single, perfectly straight line.
- Lead everyone in standing in an equilateral triangle.
- Lead everyone in standing in a square.
- Lead everyone in standing in a pentagon.
- Lead everyone in standing in a five-pointed star.
- Lead everyone in clapping once, thein in the formation of a single straight line. etc.
Watch your words
For this game you need a few tubes of toothpaste. Ask youth to take all the toothpaste out of the tube as quickly as possible and put it into a bowl. Then instruct them to get it all back inside the tube. Predictably, this poses a unique challenge for the group. This game can inspire discussions about how difficult it can be to try and take back the things we say. Materials: toothpaste, bowl Word of warning: There's big potential for a mess with this one.
Everyone sits in a circle with their eyes closed, and a leader goes and picks two people. The people that are picked are the winkers. When the leader announces, everyone can open their eyes and look around at other people (without talking). The winker's objectives are to eliminate everyone in the room. They do this by making eye contact with someone and winking at them. If you are winked at, you have to wait five seconds, then "die", dramatically or not. Everyone else has to look around and try and identify the winkers. When both are identified, the game is over.