Last year we played Co-Worker Bingo. I was tempted to do this again as we had some new additions to our staff and that is a great way to get people up and moving and getting to know everyone in the group.
I didn't want to repeat it the very next year, so this year I came up with our own version of Mad Libs the game where you fill out missing parts of speech without knowing the text of the story you are "writing." I wrote a very short story about arriving at our staff meeting leaving out many blanks. I then created a template for the parts of speech on a separate paper.
CCNS Staff Ice Breaker 2012-3
I ______out of my ____ bed this morning and shouted, "______________!"
Summer had once again _______________by and it was time to get CCNS ready for the new year.
This filled me with ________________.
I quickly threw on my ________ _________ and my _________ ________ and had a quick breakfast of __________.
I put my _________ in a to-go cup and headed to my trusty __________ to get to work.
I _________ __________ up the long driveway to the little red school house
and exclaimed, "________________________" to my coworkers.
It was ________ to see them after a _______summer apart.
I found a comfortable spot on a _______ ________ and got ready
for our _________ staff orientation. This was going to be _________!
"______________________________________!" I shouted.
We're starting with a _____________ ice breaker!
We filled it in and then took turns reading the story, trying to guess who it was "about" and YES! laughing.
Ice broken, our newest staff members felt at ease and part of the group and we were able to get down to the business of our day. Give it a try at your next meeting.
I would really love to hear about the _______(adj.) ___ ice breakers and _____(adj.)____activities you use with your ______(adj.)_______ staff or to start off workshops.
Have a fantastic, productive and playful school year!