Big Booty

Big Booty

 

BIG BOOTY

Running Time: 10 minutes Group Size: 6-16 Materials: None

Frame

A silly group energizer that gets everyone moving and clapping. It’s a fun energizer for starting a program, and a good jumping off point to discuss PVC as some participants will definitely resist the Big Booty.

Setup

  1. Gather everyone in a circle
  2. Count off, one-by-one around the circle

Objectives

  • Follow the rhythm of the Big Booty
  • Remember each-other’s numbers
  • Remember who’s still in the game.

Rules/Instructions

  1. Raising both hands really high and yell, “OHHH!” Until everyone is doing it (Usually receives resistance in the first couple seconds)
  2. Introduce the knee-slap then clap then…
  3. Introduce the Song:
    1. Big Booty (3x)
    2. Big Booty (3x)
    3. Big Booty __ , Big Booty __ (
  4. As you can see there are two blanks, this activity is a high energy focus game, so the first blank you will say your number, the second blank is another number corresponding to someone else in the circle. You can’t pick the person right next to you.
  5. If your number is called, you have to continue the song, first with your number then someone else’s.
  6. If you mess up the beat or call a number that isn’t in the circle, then you have to step out and the game continues until there are only 4 people left

Debrief

  • Some students will have a hard time letting loose and getting really into Big Booty. This is a good transition into PVC!

Notes

  • Start with a few practice rounds
  • Instead of numbers you can use people’s names

Tags

rhythm, icebreaker, energizer, no materials,

Handshake Partners

Handshake Partners

HANDSHAKE PARTNERS

Running Time: 15 minutes Group Size: 12-30 Materials: None

Frame

“What do you usually do when you first meet someone? Say hi? shake hands? At JUMP! we like to break the ice with a good handshake, but not just any handshake. Over the years we’ve created a whole bunch of fun handshakes and we’d like to introduce some of them to you so you can make meeting someone new a little more fun and goofy.”

Setup

  • Have the participants stand in 2 concentric circles. (They can start in a circle and after the first person steps in every other person steps in to form 2 circles).
  • Have the inside circle face the outside circle and shake hands with the person in front of them. (This way you can manage the pairs, is there one missing, etc..)

Objectives

  • To interact with new people and/or learn something new about them

Rules/Instructions

  • Introduce 1 handshake (some options below), have the pairs try out the handshake and then ask them to take a minute to have a conversation about 1 ice-breaking question (some options below).
  • Ask the inner or outer circle to rotate 1-4 people to the right or left, so that each person ends with a new partner, then repeat above (introduce a new handshake and ask them an ice-breaking question).
  • Do 2-3 rotations, and then give the final pairs a few minutes to create their own handshake (this will be their ‘Made-up Handshake Partner’). It should include a name, action, and sound. Once they’ve had a few minutes to create a handshake, give an opportunity to share their new handshake.

Handshakes:

  • Lumberjack
  • Fisherman
  • Cappucino
  • Jellyfish
  • Coca-Cola
  • Heartbeat
  • Motorcycle
  • Beat Box

Questions:

1. Who do you trust most in the world and why?

2. What is the most challenging thing you’ve done in the last year?

3. What is one new thing you’d like to try that you’ve never done?

4. What are you most looking forward to today?

Debrief

Debrief is built into the activity through ice-breaking questions.

Notes

  • Make sure that the participants remember their handshake partners, so you can use them to get into pairs later in the program
  • You can’t choose your partner
  • Watch Video on box to see the handshakes in action

Tags

Icebreaker, pairs, no materials, introduction