split into groups?
When you are working
with large groups, it is a good idea to split them into smaller groups
for activities and small group discussion. Here are some fun ways to
divide a group.
Buy a bag of candies such as Smarties, M & Ms or wrapped hard candies.
Decide how many people you want in each group and then sort the candies
into colours with the same number of candies as the group size. Pass
the candies around the room in a hat or bowl and have each participant
take one. Then say that all the "reds" get together, all
the "blues", etc. This also works well with coloured suckers.
This is very unique way to sort people. Before the workshop, purchase
packages of herbal tea and tape one to the bottom of each chair. Ask
the participant to check under their chair and then get together with
their matching tea flavour. They can then enjoy a nice cup of herbal
tea as they do their activity.
- Divide the group in to smaller groups using animals. Cut
out the animal names on the attached sheets and pass a hat around
and have each person pick an animal out of the hat. Once everyone
has an animal, ask them to make the sound of their animal and find
- Cut out the songs/rhymes at the back of the booklet and
have each person sing their song until they find the rest of their
- Use the cards with different mode of transportation and
make the sound and act out their mode of transportation until they
find the rest of their group.
Have a supply of pennies with various years. Make sure that you have
enough of each year. If you want groups of four, you will need 4 pennies
with the same year and so on. Have participants find the rest of the
people with the same year and then in their groups talk about what
they were doing in that year.