Try these Ice Breakers to kick off you Enrichment Activity. They will help get campers (and you) loosend up, laughing and ready to learn.
Animal Sounds Orchestra:
Divide the children into groups and assign each group an animal (e.g., dogs, cats, birds).
Ask each group to come up with the funniest or most exaggerated version of the animal's sounds.
When everyone is ready, have each group take turns performing their animal sounds simultaneously, creating a hilarious animal sounds orchestra.
Ask the children to pair up and face each other.
One child will be the leader, and the other will be the mirror.
The leader performs funny movements or expressions, and the mirror must imitate them exactly.
After a short time, have them switch roles and continue with a different leader.
This activity will bring lots of laughs as they mimic each other's silly actions.
Instead of having one person act out while others guess, reverse the roles.
Have one person from the group (or multiple people) try to guess the word or phrase while the rest of the group acts it out together.
This collaborative twist adds a fun and chaotic element to the game, leading to laughter and bonding among the participants.
Prepare a list of funny and light-hearted trivia questions suitable for the age group.
Have the children take turns answering the questions, and share the correct answer in a humorous way, regardless of whether they get it right or wrong.
This game will create a relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Squeeze and Pass:
Have all the children sit in a circle.
Choose one child to start as the "squeezer."
The squeezer gently squeezes the hand of the person next to them, who then squeezes the hand of the next person, and so on, continuing around the circle.
When the squeeze reaches the last person, they say or do something funny.
The laughter and amusement from the funny action will encourage the next round to begin.
Repeat the process with a new squeezer each time.