Use this free icebreaker any time you have a large group to work with.
Training course contents:
A two sheet Icebreaker/Energiser activity can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. The icebreaker helps participants relax and get to know each other a little better. The icebreaker is also useful for training courses where you have long periods of sitting down and need to get people up and moving about.
What you will need – line up activity sheet for trainer (can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page)
Instructions – tell participants that in the Line Up, they will have a chance to learn things about one another they may never think to ask.
Give these instructions:
Tell them that this is group competition and that you will give the instruction for groups to line up in a particular way. Your group should get in a line as quickly as possible.
When your group is lined up appropriately all group members should clap to indicate they have completed the task.
Conduct a practice round.
Tell them to line up-by height and to clap when they’re finished.
Begin the activity. After each line-up, determine which group clapped first and then announce them as the winner of the round.
Variations – use this activity periodically throughout a long session or you can ask groups to come up with their own way of letting you know they’re ready.
Tips – keep the tone light; this is a fun competition. Laugh and play with humorous comments from participants.
Line Up Activity Sheet Questions for the Leader (download from link at bottom of this page)
1. Line up in order by shoe size.
2. Line up in order by length of arm’s reach.
3. Line up in order alphabetically by favourite colour.
4. Line up in order by number of siblings you have.
5. Line up in order by hair colour, lightest to darkest.
6. Line up in order by age, youngest to oldest.
7. Line up in order by length of time with current employer.
8. Line up in order alphabetically by first name.
9. Line up in order alphabetically by last name.
10. Line up in order by number of pets owned.
11. Line up in order by hair length, longest to shortest.
12. Line up in order by the number of bones you’ve ever broken.
This icebreaker can be used for e-energising a group and helping them to get to know each other better.