Create Community and Increase Confidence:
Affirmations game: Everyone writes their name on a piece of paper and you pass it to the right. Each person writes one nice/positive thing about each other person. No negative comments aloud. You keep passing the pieces of paper around the room until it gets back to the original person.
Get to Know You
- helps people feel more comfortable and familiar with each other:
2 truths and a Lie: Tell the group that each person will introduce him- or herself by stating two truths about their life and one lie. The rest of the participants will guess which statement is the lie by a holding up a piece of paper that says lie or truth.
"I have never" Have everyone sit in a circle around the room. Start with one person and then go in order around the circle over and over until the game is over with only one person left with one or more tokens. Have each person, when it is their turn, say something they have never done (or had done to them), but which they think or know others in the circle have. All those in the circle who have done what the person names must put one token in the center of the circle. Once someone turns in their last token they are out of the game.
-Help people communicate and listen better:
Pair up with someone you do not talk to a lot. Sit back to back. One person is handed a picture and has to describe it to the other person without them seeing it. The other person draws what is described. The goal is to get the drawing as close to the original as possible.
One person gives a 30/60 sec speech about anything or you can pick a topic. They have to talk non stop for 30/60 seconds. The next person in line has to speak for 30/60 seconds describe what they just said. Only talk about positive things. Go around the room until everyone has had a turn. The goal in this is to develop good listening skills.