Session 1 Activity 1

Ice-breaker “Throw the ball and share things about yourself!”


10 min.


Pass a soft ball from one participant to another while stating a personal trait or characteristic. The activity ends when all the participants have been thrown the ball at least once.

A reflection to link the exercise to the following activity is initiated by asking the following questions: “Which of the characteristics mentioned before are personal resources and which are weak points?” (Most people will focus on stating personal resources) “Which of those characteristics do you think will change at older age?” (Most people will not perceive significant changes in their personal resources at an older age).

Materials & Resources:

A soft ball/ a stuffed animal/ any other soft toy which can be thrown without causing harm.

Enough space to have everyone standing in a circle and throw the ball to one another.