Break the ice and warm up your group -- at meetings, parties, studies, or any other youth group event -- with one of these 230 crowd breakers and mixers! - Mixers . . . Make it fun for kids to get acquainted! Lots of creative ways for a group of strangers or classmates to circulate and learn a lot about each other in a little time. - Meeting-Opening Contests . . . All you need usually are two or three brave souls to jump feet first into a crazy competition while the group watches -- like Greasepuff (page 55) or Foot Signing (page 112). - Musical Crowd Breakers . . . Okay, so when your group sings, they remind you of water buffaloes with strep throat. At least they'll enjoy these engaging musical openers. All you usually need is a tape deck or CD player. Quizzes & Word Games . . . At last -- quizzes with absolutely no academic consequences, but loaded with crowd-breaking potential (and lots of laughs, too). If you're a youth worker or recreation director in a church, school, club, or camp -- Crowd Breakers & Mixers is your storehouse of proven, youth-group tested ideas.
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