1. Simple Ice Breaker
- Write 5-10 "getting to know you" questions and have everyone put their answers on the paper without showing anybody their answers.
- Fold the paper into an airplane.
- Put everyone in a circle or around the edge of the room and have them fly their airplane into the middle of the room.
- Everyone picks an airplane (not theirs) and reads the answers aloud.
- The person reading gets the first chance and then the group tries to guess the identity of the author.
- OPTION 1: Have people stand on a line and throw the planes. The one that goes the furthest gets to go first.
- OPTION 2: Have people write a question that everyone has to answer on the airplane .
2. Go Deeper
Instead of "getting to know you" questions, use this method to have students ask or answer questions anonymously during a Bible study to enhance discussion.
- Prepare questions ahead of time and have students answer them anonymously.
- Have students agree or disagree with a topic, including support... discuss.
- Have students ask questions about faith, life, or the world that will be used for discussion of a topic.
Remember that the key to growth really is through discussion. It's the socratic method and it works every time!