Throw music out the window and run an icebreaker instead – this App has lots of ideas – Submitted by Nick Tetrault www.westendhouse.org
I think it’s easy in music programs to jump right into music-related activities and not take important steps to get a group of kids comfortable with each other and the space. For the first 10-15 minutes of my programs, I throw music out the window and I run a community builder or icebreaker. It makes the remaining 45 minutes of programming so much more productive. This app (youth development toolbox) was put out by BGCA but anyone can use it for quick games, icebreakers, and community builders.