This ice-breaker game is part of the resources made available by Earthchild Project, used by our facilitators in under-resourced schools in South Africa. Additional lesson plans, games, songs and a Seed Pack guide to teaching holistic education can be found at: Earthchildproject.org/teaching-resources
A GREAT WIND BLOWS
Group Size: More than 8
Resources: As many chairs as children
Time: 10 – 20 mins
Type: Ice Breaker, Circle Game & Energizer
Arrange the chairs in a circle, facing the middle. All the children sit down. An adult stands outside the circle and calls out “A great wind blows for everyone who….”, fills in the blank with a statement that will affect some of the group. An example could be “A great wind blows for…everyone who has a bigger sister”.
Anyone who is affected must stand up and find another chair, which is at least 2 chairs away from their own. If a large group of children stand up, the adult should quickly remove one of the chairs from the circle as soon as the kids stand up and begin moving.
Any child who cannot find a chair moves outside the circle and helps the adult come up with ideas for the next “great wind blows”.
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