This free training icebreaker is useful to help break the ice at the beginning of a programme or training event. This Icebreaker works particularly well with large groups or events where it can be difficult to introduce an icebreaker due to numbers of participants.
A set of instructions for the icebreaker, ‘My First’ can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Explain to participants that you would like them to think of the first song they ever bought. What was the song and how was it by?
Once they have an idea of the song they first bought, they should try and think of ways that this relates to the job that they now do.
Past Examples – ‘Under Pressure’ by Queen, ‘Too Much Too Young’ by The Specials, ‘Waiting in Vain’ by Bob Marley, ‘Surrender’ by Elvis Presley, ‘Never Too Much’ – Luther Vandross
Ask participants to discuss in their groups the song they first bought and how this relates to their current job role. Variations Rather than songs, you could ask participants to think of films, cars (the attributes the car had relates to their role), TV Shows, TV Characters (attributes again) etc.
This icebreaker is lighhearted and easy to use, particularly with large audiences and big groups of people.