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Spider Web


This fun activity works well as a mixer. All you need is a ball of yarn about the size of a softball. Here’s how you do it.

Sit your students in a circle. (Use chairs if available.) Hand the ball of yarn to one student in the circle and ask him to answer the following questions (or make some up some questions of your own):
1. What is your name?
2. How old are you?
3. What school are you in?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
5. What do you like to do for fun?

When the student has answered all of the questions, he then picks another person in the circle, and throws the ball of yarn to him or her, WHILE HOLDING ON TO THE END OF THE YARN. That person must then answer all of the questions. When she is done, she picks someone else in the circle, and throws the ball of yarn to him or her, while still holding onto the yarn. This repeats until ALL students in the circle have answered the questions.

The mixer gets its name from the fact that the activity makes a “spider web” of sorts from the yarn that is woven from person to person.

NOTE: If you have a large group you may want to break them up a little. It is best if the group is not more than 10 students big. So if you have 50 kids, break them up into about 5 groups. If you do have to break them up into smaller groups, make sure to have a ball of yarn for each group.

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   Lee         6/24/2011 9:35:19 PM

I shared this with our Director of Congregational Care and it was immediately implemented in our New Member classes. Thanks to The Source for this one!