When I started out in youth ministry, back in the previous millennium, I often took great pride in my width and breadth of ice-breaker / warmer games.
Recently, I received feedback regarding what I thought was an especially beter-than-average presentation and was told the ice-breaker was quite memorable… and I thought… really!!???!
But, then I re-evaluated… the ice-breaker worked because it did engage the group with me (a stranger in their midst) and each other.
This video (despite the Glee slushy-ify-ing) does serve as a helpful reminder of what doesn’t work with ice-breakers.
My youngest daughter’s latest catch phrase would be applicable here…
h/t Jonathan McKee