Gifts for the Journey

3.5 stars

Form pairs. 

Say: "Imagine that you're going on a long journey and that you'll need lots of supplies.

Now introduce yourself to your partner and describe one of your own possessions that you'd like to give to your partner to help on his or her journey.  (Don't worry, you won't actually have to give up this item.)  Explain that the gift can be either tangible (eg, a jacket) or intangible (eg courage). 

After pairs finish, have kids find new partners, introduce themselves and describe the gifts they received from their previous partners.  Anyone who can't remember either the name or the gift is eliminated from the game.  Then have partners exchange gifts as in the first round.  After pairs finish, form new pairs.  But this time, teenagers must repeat the names and gifts of their two previous partners. 

Continue until three or fewer people are left.




Features
  • Free / Low Cost
  • No equipment needed
  • Sharing, Get to know you
  • Night
Objectives
  • Ice breaker
Space
  • Indoor
  • Large area
  • Small area
Age
  • Primary or Elementary School
  • Teens (Age 12-15)

Group Size
  • Small Groups (1-9 people)
  • Medium (10-29 people)
  • Large groups (30+)

Duration
  • Medium (11-29 mins)
  • Short (1-10 minutes)
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