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Huddle!

Purpose:

A ice-breaker game to divide the children into teams of a given size.

Materials Needed:

A whistle.

Age Group:

Grades 1 - 8 (7 to 14 years).

 

 
It's freezing so let's huddle!

The Game:

This game will divide the kids into teams of a given size and help them get to know one another.  Tell them that when you were in school, on freezing days all the children would find a sheltered corner and then huddle as closely as possible to each other to try and keep warm!

Unfortunately, the temperature has dropped to minus 30 today and all the children are about to freeze to death.  The only way to survive is to get together with others and huddle as closely as possible!

Playing the Game:

To play this game, call out for example "Huddle Ten!" and when you blow your whistle, the children must quickly huddle into groups of ten.  Repeat this several times with different sized groups.  To thoroughly mix the teams, call a number one or two below the last size.  For example say, "Huddle Eight!" so that each group has to get rid of two members.  These must then find others to form a new team of the correct number.

If you call out a larger number, then each group must find the additional kids by poaching them from a neighbouring group!  When the groups are thoroughly mixed, call out a number that will split everybody into the team-size you wanted!

Have fun!

 

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