This free icebreaker can be used to help break the ice at the beginning of a training event and ensure a group get to know each other better.
Training course contents:
This is a great icebreaker for helping larger groups of people to get to know each other better or for working with new teams. It can be downloaded for free from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Participants – 5 – 500
Instructions – this is a great icebreaker for helping larger groups of people to get to know each other better or for working with new teams. Get the group of participants to stand in the middle of a large area. Ask a question that can be answered in two way and ask the group to split up according to how they would answer the question.
For example; you could ask the participants whether they prefer football or cricket and then request that the people who prefer cricket to go to one end of the room – and the people who like football to go to the opposite end of the room.
Next, ask another question, and again ask the participants to group themselves according to their response (you could ask each group to stand somewhere different this time so that everyone has to change position).
Choose questions that are relevant to the event or the team and let the icebreaker continue until you feel that the participants are starting to get to know each other and a bit of energy has built up in the room.
An active, decision based icebreaker that encourages communication and interaction as well as identifying similarities.