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Any more Ice Breakers?


I currently have 20 Ice Breaking contributors. Would really love some more otherwise it will be light reading :-)

Please read below if you are interested

Dear All,

If you are still interested in contributing to the Compilation of Ice Breakers for all to use, please email me your contribution on: [email protected] in the email body or Word format only please

Sorry about the delay in getting this started but we have been rolling out new software to many new sites.

Please state the following with a brief description of your favourite Ice Breaker:

路 Title of the Ice Breaker: (Be creative!)
路 What props are needed (Pens, paper, deck of cards etc)
路 Preparation Time: How long it takes to set up/ create the props
路 Space required: Empty Room/ At desks/ Outdoors etc.
路 Type of Activity: Large Group/ Small Group/ Solitaire
路 Social Risk Level: Low (Anyone will do it) /Medium (Most people will give it a go) /High (Only gutsy people will do this one)
路 Humour Level: Sniggers/ Laughs /Uncontrollable fits of laughter
路 Target Audience: Indoor Staff/ Outdoor Staff
路 Target Trainer: IT/HR/e-Learning/ Coaching/ Mentoring
路 Time: Roughly how long it takes to run
路 Type of Ice breaker:
Getting to know each other
Introducing the topic
Fun and Frivolous
Reinforcing a concept
(Thanks Jennifer)

I may have to edit responses. I will include Graham鈥檚 website references and will forward the end result to the editor for her to upload to the website.

Thanks to those 鈥榓dventurous鈥 trainers who will contribute. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with!


Paul Winbanks

Paul Winbanks

One Response

  1. Mystery Cards
    Here’s an ice-breaker we use frequently for longer courses (because it takes a while). Issue a blank card to each course delegate. Get them to write on it four things about themselves, but NOT their name (e.g. job, hobby, ambition/dream, claim to fame, favourite singer etc.) Then collect the cards, lay them out on a flat surface (table or floor) and ask delegates to pick a card. There are two rules: the card must not be their own, or the card of somebody they already know. Then ask delegates to find the person whose card they’ve picked up, have a conversation with them to flesh out the information and then introduce the person (including their name) to the rest of the group. They’ll have 2 conversations, of course – one with the person whose card they have picked up and one with the person who has picked up their card.

    For a group of 10 people this can take over 30 – 40 minutes, so time needs to be managed carefully (e.g. suggesting when they should be moving on to their second conversation). However, it soon creates a real buzz and can be great fun. Delegates feel much more relaxed after the exercise and you can introduce variations to the theme, appropriate to the particular workshop topic(s).


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