Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Getting Comfy: Ice Breakers #5 - Puzzling Prayer Partners

Puzzling Prayer Partners

The objective is to have the participants meet each other, then pair up as prayer partners for the event.
For every two people attending you will need one sheet of paper. Before the attendees arrive, cut each of the sheets of paper in half. Make the cuts unique with zigzags and curves, so that each sheet is cut slightly different - sort of like a puzzle. Mix up the papers.

When everyone arrives, give each person one half of paper. The object of this icebreaker activity is to have each person find the matching half of paper, and that will be her prayer partner for the event.

In the process of hunting for the puzzle matches, the attendees will ask each of the people they encounter their name, and any other predetermined question such as, favorite food, birthplace, etc. If you have a very large group, you could use three or four different colors of paper to make the process easier and faster.

Once everyone has found their match, they become prayer partners for the length of the event. If there is an odd number of people, one of the organizers of the event either plays or doesn't play. Or, one person can have two puzzle pieces to even it out.

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