This is a fun word game that can create an enticing beginning to a more serious discussion. Pass around index cards and pencils and ask each teenager to write an open-ended sentence that others in the group can complete. Offer the following examples:
• I was about to jump from the tree when I decided ________________.
• Every time I eat an orange, I think about ______________.
• The monkey was my friend before I learned that it ______________.
Once you have an ample supply of these open-ended sentences, read a few aloud and invite the group to complete them. This is a fun and engaging game that will get the group talking.