‘Find a new chair’ is a unique ice breaker that will let you get to know your peers even more. The aim of find a new chair is to find out about your team members. This allows children to better understand their environment, their questioning skills and how to listen.
Get your group to find a chair and make a circle (facing inward). One person stands in the middle of the circle and starts the game by saying a statement that is true to themselves.
This statement starts off always by saying, “Find a new chair, if you have ever/never _______________________________”.
For instance they may say, “Find a new chair, if you have ever called your teacher, mum or dad”, or even “Find a new chair, if you have never eaten a slug from the garden”. Make sure that the group know they have to keep their statements appropriate.
Do a visual scan for any trip hazards on the floor. Space awareness—make sure that everyone doesn’t bump into each other.