For participants to learn more about the other participants and share facts about themselves.
Pens or pencils
Divide participants into groups of 4-5 participants.
- Have participants divided into groups, or if the group is small enough, this can be done as a whole group.
- Give each participant a piece of paper and pen or pencil.
- Tell them to write down two facts about themselves (about their family, trips, likes, dislikes etc.) and one thing that is a fib.
- A fib could be that they have 4 siblings, when they really have 3, or can be that they’ve broken their arm twice, when the truth is they have never broken their arm.
- A leader could say their two facts and one fib first.
- When all participant have written down their facts and fib, they will share these one at a time with their group.
- After a participant has said their two facts and one fib, the participants in the group will try to guess which one is the fib.
- After they have all guessed, the participant will tell them if they’re right or wrong.
- The next participant will go.
- This activity can provide participants a great opportunity to learn more about each other and start conversations.
- Participants don’t have to write down their facts and fib. Alter the number of facts and/or fibs.
- Some children may feel uncomfortable sharing things about themselves. Be sure to encourage a safe space.
- What was something that you learned about a friend?
- Was there something you shared about yourself that you’ve never shared before?
Obtained from: http://activeafterschool.ca/activities/two-facts-and-one-fib