We start every session with a check-in, and then an ice breaker. Ice breakers, just as it sounds, helps to break the ice. Often times, we get new members, new youth visit us sometimes. It can be overwhelming to find yourself in the midst of 20 - 30 young people. Ice breakers put everyone on the same or similar energy levels, lightens up the room for both youth and facilitators- They get the mood going.
An icebreaker can be an exercise or game that's meant to introduce people to each other in a fun, relaxed way.