APT3 Ice breaking activities18 avr. 2016
The first meeting of students from Romania and Italy in Poland was a good occasion for practicing some warming up activities. After a brief welcoming speech and introducing the teachers we went ice breaking.
- Forming a line: students arranged themselves in a long line according to the number of letters in one’s name (in case of the same number of letters in the first name number they used an alphabetical order). After making a line, they pronounced their names and then were split into teams counting 5 students in a row. In order to let them consolidate the group they had to find 5 things they had in common or 5 things they had never done, or 5 activities they were good at.
- One, two, freeze! Each group was given one task – one activity to perform. They were supposed to act this scene and each person had to play a different role. After some minutes allowed for preparation the group perform their activity, other students watched and guessed what kind of situation was that, where it took place and who the participants were. They were a bunch of friends in the cinema watching a war film, guests at a wedding party, children in the nursery, a group of sightseers, teachers during a break, customers in a supermarket
- Totem. Each group was to build their totem, related to the BODY. It was to be a human silhouette performing a sport activity. It was made of narrow strips of colourful paper, they were also given a cardboard or a big sheet of paper, felt-tip pens, scissors and glue sticks. First, on strips of paper they wrote words which are related to them – their names, nationalities, hobbies, adjectives describing them, values they appreciated and things they enjoyed doing. After that they built a figure out of these words and stick the strips to the cardboard. The figure was the totem of the group.
- Bingo. Students were split inot groups of 10 and each student was given a grid. Students mingled and they asked each other their questions. If they found a person who answered ‘yes’ to their question they crossed it out. The person who succeeded in getting 5 x signs in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally shouted ‘bingo’ and was the winner.