Ice Breakers: A Social Experiment
Ice breakers are activities that help you get to know one another and are especially popular amongst camp counselors. These are a few my friend and I found to be entertaining this past summer.
- 1."What's your favorite?"People usually respond with "favorite what?" Continue to ask the question as is until they finally answer. Some good responses include: chicken nuggets, trail mix, purple, swimming, elephants
- 2."Do you love this meal?"If you replace any question with "love" instead of "like" it usually makes people stumped when responding. For example: "do you like Led Zeppelin?" "Yeah! Do you?" OR "Do you love Led Zeppelin?" "Uh l mean they're good I guess I don't know"
- 3."I wanna pick your brain"Pick someone at random and say "I wanna pick your brain" and see how the conversation proceeds
- 4."Can't you see some people are trying to sleep"Pick a crowded place and lay down in the middle of the floor. Then announce "can't you see some people are trying to sleep?" Lounges are a particularly good place for this.
- 5."Are you having fun?"This is especially great to ask to children when they are doing very ordinary things. Example: child standing in line to wash their hands. Tap them on the should and ask " are you having fun?" They will often say yes because they don't know how else to respond.