A collection of youth icebreaker games using post-it notes. Ideal when you have limited resources.
Write several icebreaker questions on the stick side of post-it notes and stick them to the board. Each child takes turns choosing 1 sticky note and answering the questions on the back. He then chooses another child to answer the same question.
Two Truths and a Lie
Give each child 3 post-it notes. On 2 notes they write something true about themselves,; on the third – something false. The children sharing in groups of 4-5 and try to guess which statement is each players lie.
Write the name of a well-known person on a sticky note (write enough so everyone in the group has one). Stick a post-it note on each child’s back and they have to ask each other yes/no questions 1 at a time until they have figured out who is on their back.
Get to Know You
Have each child write 5 facts about themselves on a post-it note, then put the notes on the board. Leader(s) write one too. Choose one and read it aloud. Try to guess who wrote it. When you get the right child, that person takes a turn with the remaining notes. Continue until all the notes are gone.
A Matched Set
Children write 5 fun facts about themselves, turn the paper into you. Write each fact on a post-it along with a matching one with the child’s name. When young people are not in the room, put the post-its all around the room. Children then race to match the names with the correct facts (they can’t match their own names).
Have each child draw a self-portrait and display them around the room. Each person writes a positive adjective describing each of the group members on a star-shaped sticky note and sticks it to the self-portrait. This activity can be done in one day or over a longer period of time.
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