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27 Ridiculously Fun Icebreaker Games & Activities In 2020 For Your Next Meeting

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Ice Breaker Games for Work How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.

Don’t you feel better now that we’ve gotten that out of the way?

Icebreaker games make meetings better by loosening everybody up and getting them into “meeting mode.” Consider the icebreaker meeting warm-up, an exercise you need to avoid awkward cramps throughout a meeting.

Despite persistent cliches, icebreakers for adults do not have to follow any particular format, and they definitely do not have to be lame. You can use pretty much any game or activity you want to break the ice before your meeting, as long as it gets people talking and smiling. (Bonus points for fun icebreakers for meetings that support your cultural values!)

Without further ado…

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1. The One-Word Icebreaker

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The company culture leaders at Assembly keep things simple by having everyone describe their current mood in one word. You can have people explain their one-word mood descriptor if you want to add more depth to your icebreaker activities, but you can also just go with the flow and enjoy how cryptic some of the answers can be.

I feel alpaca.

Pro-Tip: If you are a remote employee or part of a team with remote workers looking for an effective way to stay connected, then we recommend checking out Nextiva. This software makes it easy to create groups to connect via chat, video, & audio. As an all-in-one phone system, Nextiva is a great tool to break the ice with your co-workers regardless of physical proximity!

 

2. The Virtual Game Icebreaker

What happens when you combine fun online games with built-in video conferencing technology? The ultimate icebreaker!

Let’s Roam’s Virtual Team Builder was designed specifically with remote teams in mind. The games (trivia, charades, impersonations) will show you new, hilarious sides to your coworkers. For an extra layer of get-to-know-you goodness, Let’s Roam integrates personalized player trivia into the game – how well do you know your teammates? You’re about to find out!

 

3. The Online Quiz Icebreaker

QuizBreaker is a really fun and easy tool that will help your team get to know each other a little more each week through ice breaker quizzes.

When you sign up, each person in your team answers some fun icebreaker questions such as “What’s your favorite TV show of all time”, “Which person alive or dead would most like to invite to dinner” or “Which store would you max out your credit card if you absolutely had to?”. Every week, each team member receives a quiz via email where they have to guess who on the team said which answer!

It’s a simple game that is used by teams big and small all over the world including the likes of Google, Salesforce and Mars Confectionary. It also comes with a free trial.

 

4. The Solve a Murder Icebreaker

Cue The Office theme song… Michael Scott enters… “There’s been a murder…”

In all honesty, Michael was actually on to something! Solving a murder mystery can be a great way to break the ice with your team. Check out Outback’s Virtual Clue Murder Mystery for all types of mystery games that are designed for both the physical and virtual workplaces that help to develop teamwork, communication, and culture building.

Remember… If all else fails… Finger guns galore… giphy

5. The Trivia Results Icebreaker

Water Cooler Trivia gives you and your team weekly trivia quizzes that spark conversation and competition. The trivia is super-customizable so you can choose the categories and difficulty that work for your team. You can even choose a “personalized” category like Coffee, NYC, or Tech that their professional question-writers will write just for you.

It’s like all the fun of pub trivia but without the logistics of coming up with questions or getting everyone together in the same room at the same time.

The best way to use Water Cooler Trivia as a meeting icebreaker? Set up the quizzes so that the results are sent right when your weekly meeting starts. Then your team can celebrate the winner and laugh at the funniest responses as a light-hearted way to break the ice. Thousands of companies use Water Cooler Trivia to make their work week more fun and there’s a free four-week trial.

“I’ve been having a ball. It’s interesting to compete with colleagues on the other side of the country I usually wouldn’t interact with.”

-Investor at General Catalyst

6. The Yankee Swag Swap Icebreaker

Did someone say swag???

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Here is a creative idea to try out during your next company meeting that will quickly help to break the ice and get everyone smiling:

  1. For every person that will attend, order one piece of swag ranging in monetary value
  2. Throw all of the pieces of swag into a box or bag that you can hold up above their head
  3. When the event begins, assign everyone a number 1 through… X
  4. Start with person 1
  5. That individual proceeds to blindly pick (3 seconds) from the assortment of swag items
  6. The piece of swag that they pick becomes theirs… for now… Proceed to person 2
  7. This new individual now picks another item at random and…(this is when the REAL fun happens)… they can then choose to swap swag items with one of the revealed pieces or keep what they’ve selected
  8. Rinse and repeat until the final person picks the last item and they can keep or swap it
  9. You go home with what you have in your hand

Side-Note: this is also a great feedback mechanism to help you determine which pieces of swag people really want based on how many times they are traded. 

These are some of our favorite “swagged” out items at SnackNation for Yankee Swag Swap:

 

7. The Foodie Icebreaker

Who doesn’t love talking about food? Chopped, Master Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, Top Chef, Cake Boss, Restaurant: Impossible… There is even a Master Chef Junior folks… Point is: food is a common ground that we all share and an excellent way to break the ice. 

Bambee, a company dedicated to helping small businesses with their HR needs, sees eating as a fantastic team bonding experience and icebreaker for new hires.

Food can also be the perfect topic for a short icebreaker. Everyone eats, and most people love eating, so it’s a perfect opportunity to get out of the office in a group setting to learn more about each other.

“There’s many benefits about living and working in Los Angeles: the weather, the scenery, the fours days a year when there’s no traffic. One of our favorite things, however, is the food. World-renowned for the available cuisine, our team loves to take advantage by grabbing a bite to eat with a new hire or after a full day of work to unwind.”

-Emily Hill on the Bambee team.

Break the ice by asking everyone what dish they would want to prepare for the team. Ask them how they learned to make it, why it’s significant to them, and what powerful memory they associate with it.

 

8. The Office Charades Icebreaker

Kick off your meetings by playing a few rounds of charades where the presenters can pick only office-related things. If you’re rusty on your charades skills, here’s a quick refresher:

  • Pick a “presenter” to start things off.
  • Ask the presenter to think of an office item or activity. They can announce the category, but that’s the last time they can talk.
  • Then have the presenter explain the item using only gestures. Any spoken words lead to an immediate disqualification.
  • Laugh a lot. All charades manuals agree the game cannot be played without lots of laughter and yelling.

 

9. The Logo Love Icebreaker

pexels-photo-697059 During this icebreaker from the American Management Association, participants choose a brand logo they identify with and explain why. Here’s how to play:

  • Hand out name tags and pens.
  • Have participants write their names and draw logos they love.
  • Have everyone share why they chose their logos. Share in a group, or have everyone share thoughts with their neighbors.

 

10. The Toilet Paper Icebreaker

This idea from Lifehack requires minimal effort and minimal funds. To play, pass a roll of toilet paper around and have everyone rip off how much they would usually use. Everyone will probably think you’re crazy. When the toilet paper makes it all the way around the circle, have everyone count their squares. The number of squares each person took is the number of fun facts they have to reveal about themselves.

 

11. The Trading Card Icebreaker

Meeting with cards Gamestorming recommends kicking off meetings by having everyone make trading cards to represent their personalities.

  • Hand out index cards and markers.
  • Tell everyone to draw a self-portrait and write their names, their nicknames (real or imaginary), and a fun fact.
  • Everyone jumps up and trades cards. People can trade as many times as they want, but they have to read each card they get before they trade.
  • After a few minutes, have everyone announce the name on the card they ended up with. People can even ask questions of the card’s owner if they want.
  • Let the conversations flow!

 

12. The Boss Q&A Icebreaker

pexels-photo-1059111 Bring in the head of your department or project and give everyone 15 minutes to ask any questions they have, no holds barred. This icebreaker gets everyone thinking about the topic of your meeting. It might even clarify some of the issues the meeting aims to solve.

 

13. The Movie Pitch Icebreaker

Another favorite at Bonusly, split people into groups and have each group come up with a movie they want to make. Everyone should have a short pitch prepared within 10 minutes. (This film is The Avengers meets My Little Pony.) Let everyone make their pitch, and then have all virtual meeting attendees vote on which idea deserves “funding.” The winners won’t immediately move to pre-production, but they might get a healthy snack for their creativity.

 

14. The Problem-Solution Icebreaker

pexels-photo-1020313 Give everyone about ten minutes to pick out the biggest problems they see in the office and quickly dream up solutions. People can volunteer to pitch their ideas. Encourage creative thinking by declaring the room a safe zone, even if the boss is in the room. These quick ice breaker ideas will break the thickest of ice, and it might even inspire some projects if someone pitches an idea that resonates with the room.

 

15. The Speed “Dating” Icebreaker

Have everyone sit near people they don’t work with. Tell everyone to look to their right and announce that they’ll be spending the next 5 minutes speed networking with the person next to them. The goal: 5 conversations in 5 minutes. Set a timer; every time the buzzer goes off, it’s time for people to find a new conversational partner.

16. The Shoe Icebreaker

pexels-photo-267202 This icebreaker from Chron requires zero prep and very little time to complete, but it’s pretty unforgettable. Have everyone leave one shoe by the door. Redistribute the shoes so everyone has one shoe that doesn’t belong to them. Set a timer for five minutes, and tell everyone to find the shoe’s owner and then strike up a 2-minute conversation, preferably about a subject other than shoes.

 

17. The Marshmallow Challenge

This challenge from Tom Wujec, a business visualization expert, makes the perfect icebreaker and team-building hybrid. Break your meeting attendees into groups of four. Give each group 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string, and one marshmallow. Ask them to build the tallest freestanding structure they can. Sit back and see what happens. Here’s Tom Wujec talking about the team-building virtues of the Marshmallow Challenge:

 

18. The Mindfulness Icebreaker

Meetings can sometimes fail because of what we bring to them, and we’re not talking about notebooks and cell phones. If meeting attendees feel stress, especially about the meeting itself, then tension will dominate the agenda. Reduce stress by opening the meeting with a mindfulness icebreaker. Start with three minutes of silent contemplation, and then have everyone write down what is stressing them out. When everyone finishes writing, tell them to rip up their stress. Put all the scraps together in a bowl on the table.

 

19. The Minefield: The Obstacle Icebreaker

This classic classroom activity from TeachThought makes the perfect meeting icebreaker. Set up “obstacles” around the conference room table. (We recommend something harmless and funny, like squeaky toys.) Now everyone takes turns navigating the obstacles while blindfolded, guided only by the shouts and direction of their teammates.

 

20. The Props Icebreaker

pexels-photo-1083623 To conduct this inspirational icebreaker, give everyone five minutes to think of a recent situation where one of their co-workers blew them away with their skills and kindness. (It’s a major plus if the situation involves someone in the meeting!) Now have everyone tell the stories to the rest of the group.

 

21. The Company History Icebreaker

SignUpGenius’s icebreaker helps employees learn some valuable company history. Make a list of icebreaker questions, pop them on the projector, and ask employees if they know the answers. (Individual buzzers could be totally cool if you have any on hand!) Here are some question ideas:

  • Mission statement
  • Founding year
  • Biggest goal
  • Founder’s name
  • Number of employees
  • Biggest competitor

 

22. The No Smiling Icebreaker

Govloop has a counter-intuitive icebreaker that actually leads to lots of laughter. Tell everyone they can’t smile during the first five minutes of the meeting. You’ll be amazed at how humorous some people become when they’re told not to smile. Get the camera ready to take some silly pictures.

 

23. The Instagram Icebreaker

pexels-photo-174938 To conduct this idea from William Joseph, just give employees a few minutes to scroll through their Instagram photos and pick a snapshot they want to share with the group. They can share the photo and explain why they picked it. This will help some personality shine through, especially if people on your team need to get to know each other. If you were looking for some team icebreakers – this would be the one.

 

24. The Friendly Debate Icebreaker

pexels-photo-601170 Use this student-centric icebreaker idea from the Cult of Pedagogy in your next meeting. Start out by posing a harmless question that prompts people to choose a side. Here are some examples:

  • Which food is better: pizza or tacos?
  • Would you rather go on a hike or to a movie?
  • What skill is more valuable: creativity or logic?
  • Which is worse: being bored or being too busy?

Have everyone physically divide into sides—pro pizza to the right; pro taco to the left. Let all the like-minded people discuss the virtues of their position for a while, and then have a representative try to sell the other side of the room. This will give everyone a chance to see things from different perspectives. It will open everyone’s minds for a productive meeting.

 

25. The Employee-Driven Icebreaker

This icebreaker takes the cake on ease. Have each meeting attendee bring their favorite icebreaker. This “icebreaker” can be a joke, a quote, a phrase, an activity—anything at all. This icebreaker works because it removes the “Why are you making me do this?”  factor. Everything employees do will be self-inflicted.

 

26. The Electric Fence Icebreaker

This icebreaker from Toggl gets employees up and moving as they build an imaginary electric fence and try to cross it without getting “electrocuted.” Make the fence by tying some string between two chairs. They can cross the fence however they like as long as they don’t go under it.

 

27. The Things-in-Common Icebreaker

pexels-photo-711009 This FairyGodBoss icebreaker helps teammates get to know each other on a deeper level by discovering what they have in common. Split people into groups and tell them to find out how many things they have in common. The group who discovers the most things in common wins, so it pays to be persistent and thoughtful. (Physical features and clothing colors do not count!) Each group will announce what they have in common to the rest of the group. Have everyone else raise their hand if they also have the thing in common.

 

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Bonus #1 Conflict Resolution Role Play

Most people, especially in work environments, avoid conflict like the plague. That’s amazing right? Why shouldn’t we all just get along? Because just “getting along” isn’t that simple all the time. And if most people eschew conflict, then most people probably don’t know how to deal with it, or more importantly, resolve it, when it does come up. This role-playing ice breaker deals out some conflict-resolution takeaways, and it also captures everyone’s attention and get them invigorated for your meeting. Why? Because this exercise involves drama, and there are few things people find more compelling than that. Start by selecting your conflict premise. You can make up your own based on your personal office experiences or use/borrow some of these for inspiration. Keep things simple by sticking to just two “characters.”

  • Adam confronts Mimi, angry that she got the promotion he wanted.
  • Agatha asks Martin why he shot down an idea they’d discussed many times before during an all-hands meeting.
  • Andre asks Tim why he didn’t get a raise this year.
  • Lena tells Mary she finds her recent work inadequate.

Create your discussion questions. These are the questions you’ll discuss as a group after the role-play skit is complete. Design questions that make people examine the success of the characters’ conflict resolution efforts and explore how things could have been handled differently. For example:

  • How do you think each person felt after this exchange?
  • What would you have said if you were Mimi?
  • How do you imagine these two will behave around each other when they meet again?

When it’s meeting time, ask for 2 volunteers to play the characters. Tell them your premise and set a timer for 5 minutes. Make sure they know they can behave however they want and say anything they want. People will get the most from this activity if it’s truly organic and open-ended. After the skit, set a timer for 10 minutes and pose your discussion questions with the group.

Bonus #2 Play a Round of Spyfall

Spyfall is a role-playing and guessing game rolled into one. You can play it on phones or computers, and you don’t need any materials to get started. Game summary: The interface assigns each player an identity. One person is the “spy.” All the non-spies are in the same location (their identity assignments tell them what this location is). The spy’s identity assignment includes no location.

  • The objective for the non-spies is to guess who is the spy.
  • The objective for the spy is to guess everyone else’s location.

To play, everyone asks each other thoughtful questions until someone has enough clues to wager a guess. Spyfall makes a perfect icebreaker because it gets people thinking critically, talking to each other, and also getting unprecedented insight into how their coworkers’ minds work. It’s also incredibly fun. (Most games last less than 15 minutes.)

Bonus #3 Thought Experiment Icebreaker

Warm up everyone’s active thinking muscles before your big meeting with a thought experiment icebreaker. Thought experiments prep people to challenge assumptions and status quos and to think outside the box. This icebreaker will be especially helpful before a brainstorming session. The Thiagi Group has a toolkit that will help you get started with some meeting-appropriate, quick thought experiments that get participants considering the work competencies and skills they value most in themselves.

Bonus #4 The Artsy Icebreaker

Prep your meeting table with art supplies. At the very least, provide 2 sheets of paper and 1 pencil for everyone. But if you think your team will be into it, then go ahead and go crazy with colored pencils, paint, glue, dry noodles, and anything else you can stick on paper. Give everyone a prompt to avoid creative block. We love Artwork Achieve’s prompt, “Illustrate a cause or current event that you are passionate about.” Allow 10 minutes for creating and 10 minutes for sharing and discussing.

Bonus #5 Peek Into Each Other’s Home Office/Workspace

An icebreaker for distributed teams, the good folks at Time Doctor recommend an exercise that encourages team members to open their home offices/workspaces to one another virtually. Each team member will make a short video showing off their home office/workspace and some of their favorite things. This activity allows team members to get to know one another on a more personal level and can lead to feelings of welcomeness and friendship. This activity may be better suited for small teams, but it’s undoubtedly a great way to get the personal feel going. Another way to do this is by allowing one team member to show off their home office/workspace at the beginning of each week’s work meeting, on a team member’s birthday, or during your team’s virtual happy hour.

Bonus #6 The Inspirational Speaker Icebreaker

Put meeting attendees out of the spotlight and invite an inspirational speaker to break the ice before your meeting. Pick someone with expertise in what your company does or what you’re meeting is about. Ask the presenter to make the talk super quick so there’s plenty of time for Q&A.

Bonus #7 The Personality Quiz Icebreaker

Make sure everyone has their smartphones. (We doubt this will be a problem.) Send everyone a link to a personality quiz you think they would like. Since there are probably over a million quizzes circulating, we know there will be one to pique your interest. Everyone can take the quiz and then reveal their results to the group. Have everyone explain why they agree or disagree with the results.

 

People Also Ask These Questions About Icebreaker Games

Q: How can icebreakers boost work productivity?

  • A: Icebreaker games make meetings better by loosening everybody up and getting them into “meeting mode. With a quick 5 minute activity, employees will be energized to tackle the meeting with enthusiasm. The only tough part is finding the right activity for your team. To get you started, we have compiled our unique list of icebreaker games to try at your next meeting.

Q: What are some fun icebreaker games for work in 2020?

Q: Where can I find good icebreaker games for my next meeting?

 

Do you have any favorite fun icebreakers you want to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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41 Comments

  • Alexis says:

    I have used a “Don’t Judge Me” Icebreaker before.

    I had each team member anonymously write something they’ve done and felt guilty about during the week that they haven’t told anyone.

    We had some funny ones like: I ate my kid’s last fruit snack and some others like: I accidentally banged my car door on someone else’s car (no damage though!).

    Sometimes it’s best to free ourselves of something we’ve done that may be frowned upon. 🙂

  • Steven Fales says:

    Tremendous article. Thank you. I also found Alexis’ comment helpful. Much appreciated.

  • Leena says:

    Any ideas for a conflict management training session? I found mindfulness icebreaker and problem solution icebreakers closer to my subject. I am looking at an icebreaker which will set the tone for the 2 day training program

  • Eric says:

    Re idea for a conflict management ice breaker….

    Get a two litre bottle of fizzy drink and pass it to someone. Ask them to say something that makes them feel really angry, they can say it in an angry voice and as they say it; they should give the bottle an angry shake.

    Then ask them to pass the bottle onto the person next to them; and repeat with each person in the room.

    When the bottle comes back to you, get a cloth and gently open the bottle releasing all the gas. You have choices in how you respond to anger, you can add more, or you can find ways to reduce tensions.

    • I LOVE This, Eric! There is a magic trick I perform called “Fizz Master” where people shake up a can of soda, and you transfer the combustion to another can. The secret is that the fizz calms down quickly in the shaken can and you squeeze the other can while you open it to act like it’s fizzy. I hope this contributes to you! (While this is a ‘magic secret’ these ice breaker secrets are just as valuable~

    • KayCee says:

      do you have any idea about icebreaker for a class that can be related to the topic we discussed?

  • Annie says:

    Love the idea of – ‘ Movie Pitch Icebreaker’. Going to try it in my meeting. 🙂 Thank you for the idea.

  • Rachel says:

    These are some great ideas! I run a youth club, and I’m definitely using the trading card icebreaker tonight to kick off the year.

  • Donna says:

    There is always the tried and true, 2 truths and a lie. Fun way to keep all involved and laughing. Sit in a circle and go around, each person introduces themselves the shares 2 truths and a lie. The rest has to guess.

  • Louise says:

    This one is fun. Give everyone a coin. Ask each of the participants to tell the rest something about them that made that year memorable (if the coin is older than the person, swap it out for a new one!)

  • Alex says:

    Great ideas. Enough to satisfy a range of meeting types. Some of these could be thrown in part way through the day too especially the One-Word ice breaker.

  • Esther says:

    Am new to my supervisory role ,planning a learning & reflection session for my team , No smile Icebreaker ,man that’s going to be difficult ahahah

  • meghana Patil says:

    Can anyone suggest me an ice breaker session.. For the new joiners in the company so that they know get to know each other…. Apart from introducing themselves I am searching for something new… Please suggest if anyone has some ideas

  • Carole says:

    I need a health/wellness ice breaker about 5 minutes long before a meeting on Tuesday.
    Help please.

    • Monica Linares says:

      Hi Carole! A simple icebreaker you could do is to have everyone say what their favorite fruit or veggie is and how they like to prepare it. This could spark some great ideas and encourage team members to eat healthier in a new way!

  • Vlad says:

    We use 2 ice breaks. First like you must say for what things you love the company. And second addition for first part. What feat is my company can do for me?
    Thanks you very mauch for article! Sorry my English.

  • Tot Ellis says:

    A great ice breaker is a human bingo. create a bingo with things like: have a tattoo, hates chocolate, speaks two languages, has a broken bone etc. participants will mingle and write names of person in meeting who matches each slot. rule varies and can be that they cannot repeat names or can repeat only once.

  • Shawn says:

    I do believe you get your arse kicked at any place I’ve ever worked for all of these except maybe the marshmallow one. Thank you for that one at least

  • Krizel says:

    Help me for an Ice breaker where we each of our team members can say thank you to our team. ☺️

    • Monica Linares says:

      Hi Krizel! As a part of our weekly team meeting, we start off with ‘Team Wins’ in which every person has the chance to call out another team member that did a great job that week. Hope this helps – we love it!

  • Richard says:

    I have a presentation on how social media influences consumer behavior . Any tips ?

  • Cailee Yielding says:

    I am an Orientation leader at my community college and i have to get the Freshman coming in involved during our orientation session! One Ice breaker I use is cheap and simple! Go to your local Walmart or Dollar General and get a soccer ball, look up questions on the internet and fill in each section of the ball with a question, then throw the ball (gently, unless the person ate your lunch) at someone and call out a finger, where ever the finger is located on the ball is the question they answer! Its fun and a really good way to get to know someone!

    • Laura Nguyen says:

      Hey Cailee. Thanks so much for sharing! That sounds really fun!

    • What type of questions do you put? says:

      What type of questions do you put?

    • Jerrie says:

      We have used an inflatable beach ball for this one as well. You can get them at the dollar tree as well and they may be a little safer, lol. We typically tell them to answer the question at their right thumb (or choose a finger). This one is really fun. Questions can be anything, What was your favorite vacation?, What was your first car?, Where were you born?, What was your first or favorite job?, What is your dream job?, What is your favorite hobby?, What is your favorite restaurant?, etc……

  • peter says:

    Very good way to make the office atmosphere more harmonious,thank you for your sharing.

  • Kris says:

    Ice Breaker Activity
    Title: Dum Dum Fun
    Time: 10-15 Minutes
    Type of Group it would be appropriate for: Educational/Discussion/Support Groups
    Population: Any
    Age: Any
    Materials Needed: Bag of Dum Dum Lollipops
    Explanation: Each member will be encouraged to choose their favorite flavor lollipop out of the bag/basket upon entry to the meeting. Once everyone has chosen, then the facilitator/leader will provide instruction. ‘Look at the wrapper of the lollipop you chose, take note of the flavor. Count the number of letters in the flavor name. Please be prepared to share that amount of facts about yourself. For example, if the flavor is -Cherry- please share 6 things about yourself with the group. They can be things like your favorite color, food, favorite place, restaurant, favorite time of year, or even how many pets you have’ Then after instruction the facilitator will provided 1-2 minutes for the members to come up with their ideas, then they will demonstrate, and then choose someone to begin.
    Benefits: The success of any group is based on the level of comfort each member has for the group. When entering a group of people you don’t know sometimes you can be shut off from building a relationship with them to establish any sort of comfort. This activity encourages you to get to know the members of your group. You, can discover that maybe you share the same likes or interests as another member which can lead you to feel more comfortable; and encourage you to open up more in the future.
    Attachments: None
    Considerations: May want to get sugar free lollipops for those who may be diabetic
    Precautions: limit each members share to about 30 seconds to a minute, discourage other members making comments on shares.

  • Julia Wolfe says:

    Mad Libs

    Did this at a meeting and it was a big hit.

    Ahead of time, write several sentences on easel paper, replacing key words with blank lines, e.g. “Members of my team are _____.” “I like my______ because they are ______.”

    Create a card for each removed word. Write the type of word on one side, e.g. group of people, noun, adjective, etc. Leave the other side blank.

    Each participant should have a card placed face down on their chair. (This will determine how many sentences you need.)

    Once you reveal the game, they can look at their card. They write a word that matches the category, e.g. elephant, blue.

    You may want to ask if everyone knows what an adjective is. Don’t assume everyone does.

    When time is up, ask “Who has a (noun? adjective?)” and fill in the blanks.

    Reveal the sentences with the new words in them.

    Laugh.

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