Ice Breakers

Ice Blocking

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Name: Michael
School: University of Idaho


This program is a way for you just to get a bunch of residents together at the beginning of the year to get to know each other. First you get the ice blocks and get everyone together. You go to the top of a steep and grassy hill. You […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building, Team Builders||0 Comments



I went online and pulled out 15 riddles, some easy, some nearly impossible. Then I posted them all over the floor on a Sunday night. The first resident to turn in all 15 answers by Friday, or the resident with the most correct answers on Friday, got a free pizza (donated after one phone […]

By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers, Passive Programs, Problem Solving Activities, Reviewed||3 Comments

Last Minute Date Ideas

Description: This board gave quick date ideas for those who don’t plan in advance with ideas from the webstie –

Instructions: Print off and post the date ideas. Include either photos of student groups/couples and/or paraphinalia that would be used or a symbol of the activites listed (ie…a boarder made out of rope for […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers||0 Comments

Purity test


This is a great program that educates people without them knowing. I had a great turnout and lots of people came that aren’t usually active in the dorm.
I took a purity test off the internet. Everyone kept their […]

By |February 11th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers||0 Comments

Free Beer… Root Beer floats!

Description: root beer floats works as a good social event and community builder during the first few weeks of school. it brings residents together help them get to know each other

Other Considerations: Advertising by saying “free beer” usually draws a lot of people to the programming.

Vay V
San Jose State University

By |February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers||0 Comments

Make your own music video


A just for fun program where people can test their creativity and love of music.

Instructions/Things Needed:

Need at least four video cameras

Split people into teams […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers, Team Builders||0 Comments

Block Party


What I did was take over the hallway. My hallway is shaped like an L and it is difficult to get everyone to interact. So I set up a table right at the bend of the L. I grilled hotdogs on the […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers, Team Builders||0 Comments


MACHINE GAME: The object of this game is to create a machine out of a group of people (i.e. ceiling fan, hot air balloon, watch, etc.). You might want to split your group into two or three smaller groups. Each person is required to be accountable for one noise and one motion […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers, Team Builders||0 Comments

Come Shake Your Lovemaker


This swing dancing program was such a success at our school that it has been repeated four times within three semesters! Each time we contacted experienced swing dancers from a local dance studio, and brought them to our school to instruct about a one-hour dance lesson.

By |January 25th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers||1 Comment

My Tie Night

Ice Breaker / Social Function: My Tie Night. Each male resident turns in one tie to the RA. The RA then takes the ties to a female floor.
The women each choose a tie / date for the night. The couple could merely be paired for dinner at food service, bowling, […]

By |January 16th, 2015|Categories: Ice Breakers||1 Comment