Learning and remembering the names of every
child who is active in your children's ministry can be a daunting
task. This fun ice breaker is a great way to help everyone get to
know each other better.
Have children sit in chairs in a circle.
Begin by saying your name while holding on to the end of a ball of
yarn. Then roll the ball across the circle to someone else. Have
the group respond by saying "hello" to that person, using his or
her name; for example, "Hello, Kyle."
As everyone holds on to his or her part of
the string, the web grows. After everyone has been introduced, the
web is complete. Afterward, discuss how we're all connected to each
Have children try to remember the names of
everyone that was introduced before them.
Have children stand and hold the web in
place. Instruct them to raise the web up high,
bring it down low, and walk in a complete
circle until they reach their chairs again.
everyone stand while holding the web. Then have each child take a
turn crawling under the web to the person he or she chooses to pray
a blessing over. The prayed-for person then goes back to where his
or her prayer partner came from and chooses someone else to pray