DURATION: 10 To 60 min
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 1 To 15
AGE: 10 years old
LEVEL OF TRUST: Medium
LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION: Medium
LEVEL OF LEVEL_OF_PREPARATION: No
INSTRUCTIONS: The street workers and participants play this game together by answering questions on the cards. This establishes a condition of mutual sharing where street workers and participants are in the same role, making it a great icebreaker activity to get to know each other or to establish and build trust and open deeper topics.
Each player takes their turn drawing a card with a question or assignment on it, such as: Who would you like to swap lives with for a week? What opportunity would you like to have again because you missed it the first time?
The questions are separated by topics so be careful which ones you or the young people choose:
● Questions to get to know each other
● Deeper personal questions
● Questions addressing the future, careers, and professions
● Questions about relationships, friendship, and family;
MATERIALS: Cards with questions
Something to sit on (optional, if needed)
COMMENTS, TIPS & TRICKS: It is an activity that you can always have in your pocket and we are always surprised to see how well it works.
It can be a really good conversation starter.
While someone is thinking about their answer, it can be difficult for the others to maintain their attention (particularly when the kids are younger) and really listen to what others are saying
Pay attention that participants do not use the answers in order to insult or provoke others.