What is icebreaker in training?

An icebreaker is a facilitation exercise intended to help members of a group begin the process of forming themselves into a team. Icebreakers are commonly presented as a game to “warm up” the group by helping the members to get to know each other.

How do you facilitate an icebreaker?

Team-Building Ice Breakers The facilitator begins with a ball of yarn. Keeping one end, pass the ball to one of the participants, and the person to introduce themself and their role in the organization. Once this person has made their introduction, ask them to pass the ball of yarn on to another person in the group.

What is the purpose of icebreakers?

Icebreakers are fun activities to help people get to know one another. Instructors can use them to help acquaint students with course content and expectations. Icebreakers can also be designed to help warm up online learning spaces and orient students to the online environment.

Do icebreakers actually work?

1. They don’t work. While icebreakers are supposed to get people talking and warm up the room, they often are stale and frigid. Either everyone has done them before and knows exactly where they are going, or they don’t actually provide people with the opportunity to get to know each other.

Who am I icebreaker list of names?

“Who Am I?” Names List

  • Snow White.
  • Snoopy.
  • Scooby Doo.
  • John Wayne.
  • Anne Hathaway.
  • Duke Ellington.
  • Madonna.
  • Superman.

What is a good ice breaker?


  • Introduction interviews.…
  • Icebreaking polls.…
  • Sharing expectations.…
  • Snowball fight.…
  • Flying challenges.…
  • Two truths and a lie.…
  • Human bingo.
  • What are good ice breaker questions?

    Icebreaker Questions. Icebreaker questions are simply different ways of getting the people in your small group to talk about themselves. This is an easy way to encourage friendships to form in your group as you help everyone get to know each other. Jump to an icebreaker 1. Best/worst | 2. Most unique | 3. Two truths and a lie | 4.

    What are some good ice breaker games?

    Break the Ice with The Four Quadrants Activity. The Four Quadrants one of the tried and true team building icebreakers to break the ice with a group or team.

  • Team Jigsaw Puzzle Game. Separate people into same sized teams. Give each a very different jigsaw puzzle (with equal difficulty&number of pieces).
  • Back to Back Drawing. Two people should sit facing away from each other. One receives a picture of an object or phrase.
  • Scavenger Hunt. Everyone has great memories from childhood scavenger hunts. It is a no-brainer then to recreate this experience as one of your icebreaker activities for adults.
  • Electric Fence Icebreaker. This is a great energiser that requires players to move about as they build an imaginary electric fence.
  • Low Tech Social Networking. The object of this ice breaker game is to introduce event participants to each other by co-creating a mural-sized,visual network of their connections.
  • Would you rather ice breakers for meetings?

    Remember that, while ice breakers are a great tool for a broad spectrum of events, some meetings or workshops may not be the appropriate time or place for more “fun” activities, like meeting under a high-pressure situation or to discuss more serious topics. Use your best judgment!