The facilitator tells everyone that a balloon will be sent into the audience and they are to try to keep it up as long as possible. The trick is that they cannot use their hands. They are to use their lungs! One after another balloon is released until there are several wafting around. When a balloon drops to the ground it is to be picked up and held by whoever is nearest. When it is time to end the ice breaker, ask everyone to stop blowing and to hold the ball nearest to him/her. Those with balloons can be “volunteers” for a subsequent activity. Alternative: Have enough balloons for everyone. Make certain you have the same number of balloons for each color you choose. After batting and blowing balloons about, individuals are told to hold one balloon. They then can be grouped by the color of balloons being held.
HTI Catalysts is a collaborative network of consultants that provide facilitation and professional development to schools, youth programs, and community-based organizations.
HTI has consistently enhanced organizational capacity by providing training, formative evaluation, coaching and program development, since 1993.
As the Catalysts’ network expands, so has the company’s capacity to meet the growing needs of schools and non-profit institutions to include community engagement, capacity building, and program design. Catalysts facilitate sessions for stakeholders which foster communication, increase cultural awareness, and enhance the skills of participants.