(TOPIC: INTRODUCTIONS / ICEBREAKERS)
ALL STUDENTS BUT ONE SITTING A CIRCLE, ON CHAIRS, WITH ONE PERSON (STANDING) IN THE MIDDLE.
THE PERSON IN THE MIDDLE CALLS OUT A CATEGORY OR SOME DESCRIPTIVE THAT MIGHT APPLY TO SOME OR ALL OF THE OTHER STUDENTS. (E.G. ALL BOYS, ALL BLONDES, THOSE WHO HAVE A PET, PLAY A PARTICULAR SPORT, LEARN AN INSTRUMENT, HAVE MORE THAN ONE SIBLING, ETC.)
WHEN CALLED, IF A STUDENT MATCHES THE DESCRIPTION, SHE MUST LEAVE HER CHAIR AND FIND ANOTHER CHAIR.
THE PERSON THAT DOESN’T FIND A CHAIR BECOMES THE NEXT IN THE MIDDLE.
WHEN ’FRUIT BASKET’ IS CALLED, EVERYONE CHANGES CHAIRS.
DEBRIEF: THE INTENTION IS THAT THIS IS A SIMPLE, FUN GET TO KNOW YOU GAME. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PAY ATTENTION TO OTHERS, NOT JUST TO THEMSELVES. WHAT DID THEY LEARN ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE THROUGH THIS ACTIVITY?
ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES
All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.org, www.reachout.com, www.playmeo.com, www.tom.edu.au, and through years of practice in education. Thanks to the many educators who have contributed to this list of tried and tested activities.
For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.