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Great Group Games: 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages

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Whether it’s the kick-off of an event, a 20-minute gap between functions, or an all-day ormultiday retreat, this sourcebook suggests a wide array of solutions for keeping young people upbeat, engaged, and unified. Offering icebreakers, “straight-up” games, and reflection activities, the book provides instructions for staging meaningful, funinteractions that encourage parti ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Search Institute Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Ann Saylor
Aug 06, 2007 Ann Saylor rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: teachers, pastors, youth workers
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I have to do a little shameless self-promotion, because this is the first book I have published. :)

It's easy-to-scan to find great teambuilding activities that range from learning names, to discovering connections, to building trust, to maximizing teamwork to celebrating the group.
Rebecca
Jun 18, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who works with groups
Some ideas adapt better than others to use with groups of teens at the library, but there are some great ice-breakers, food-for-thought ideas, and writing prompts in here. WPL folks, we've added this to our youth desk ref. collection (but I have it right now!).
Jeridel Banks
Jan 07, 2016 Jeridel Banks rated it liked it
This book is great for people looking to engage children and youth clubs in various activities. It only got a 3-star rating from me because I read it from an ESL teacher's point of view. Many of the games don't have any real educational value unless you make variations. For those types of games, use Google. The useful games here are for PG, bond-building games that encourage teams and groups. The best activities in this book are for group leaders and officers in a club or team as they suggest ga ...more
Erin
Apr 21, 2009 Erin rated it really liked it
Very nice resource when looking for a creative activity! The games are categorized and easy to look through when searching for a specific type of game or age range.
Kathy McC
Read for ideas for my Baker class. Found lots of activities and corresponding discussion questions. Very worthwhile.
Icha
Dec 27, 2011 Icha rated it it was amazing
If you are a leader, you are going to read this book. This book is god for all ages.
Connie
Feb 24, 2009 Connie rated it really liked it
Lots of icebreaker-type games.
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